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Happy Holidays? Adoptees, Not So Much

December 24, 2017

 

Happy Holidays? Adoptees, Not So Much

 

No, but really, my team and I want to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday season. We wouldn't be human if we didn't.

 

This time of year, as all other times of the year, makes us adoptees a little more reflective. Now, I truly don't mean to go "bah humbug" on your holiday, but it is true. We adoptees still deal with our past, even as some of us have reunited, we still live there, because our past is our present. Our birth families are ever present in our lives, no matter what our amended birth certificates say,  even IF most of the states in our union wish that wasn't the case. That one piece of paper doesn't eliminate relatives, no matter how much some wish it did. The truth about adoption, is that we are forever and always on a journey of reconciliation. It's impossible to sever the two. Take myself for example. I found my birth family 17 years ago, and to this day I still do genealogy every day, to discover more of my past and heritage. 

 

During this holiday season let's think of the adoptees and their birth mother's who wonder where their children are. Even wishing more on that Christmas star to be found, most of the time. I say that caveat, because as all things in life, not everyone think