Following the Crumbs of Who I Am

I am the same age as my mother when she gave birth to me. Twenty-four years and some-odd months later, I still know so much less about her than I wish. She was a nurse, engaged to my cop father, with curly brown hair and a petite stature. According to the medical history provided to my adoptive family, she was the middle child of twelve, while he was the baby of four. The file listed only the basic information of health, appearance, and history. No identifiers. No mistakes....more
I felt and did exactly what you did and I've since found my birth mother so don't give up and if ...more

Losing My Adoption File

 Today I had to renew my driver's license.  I say "had" because my license expired on my birthday a couple weeks ago, and although Ohio gives a big grace period in renewal, I ...more

Bloggers Give Voices and Faces to National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Last week and still into this week, the Internet saw an influx of posts by waiting families, adoptive parents, birth parents, adoptees, social workers and agencies talking about their feelings and events regarding the "celebration." While originating as a week to bring awareness to children in foster care in the United States, it was promoted to a month in 1995. ...more
Thank you for this great post and dissection of some of the issues surrounding the month. I, ...more

Oh, Mr. President..............

Amanda  and Von  beat me to the punch.  ...more

November is National Adoption Awareness month...

......better known as "How many times can this month make me puke month?" I hate November because it's "National Adoption Awareness Month". Yeah, umm, I'm painfully aware that I'm adopted. Every time I look in the mirror, every time I am with EITHER of my families, and every time I look at my birth certificate. I don't need a month to be aware. ...more