I’m Adopted. Here’s the One Thing I Do on Mother’s Day.

So...Mother's Day. It's a holiday that's pretty easy for most. You buy your mom a card and some flowers. Take her out to brunch. Pick up the phone and tell her you love her. Easy right? Well, for a lot of people it's not. There are those who have lost their mothers or maybe have …

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Tell Me Your Story: Of Reunion

A typical family reunion is filled with joy and laughter, but for adoptees and their birth parents, a reunion is anything but typical. It's complicated. Adoptees can feel stuck between embracing their birth families and not hurting their adoptive families. There may also be feelings of rejection and long buried anger and bitterness towards their …

Searching

This past May, I wrote about my difficulty on Mother’s Day. Several people reached out to me and asked me if I wanted help with searching for my birthmother, and I was grateful for the genuine desire to help. So first and foremost, thank you! For anyone from the outside, the solution seems simple. If …