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Luck - The Enigma of an Adoptee


It's March. When I think of March, I think of Spring, Woman's History Month and yes, of course, St. Patricks Day. With its pots of gold and rainbow's, four leaf clovers, for luck. When I think about luck and adoption, that's where the waters get a little mucky. Can you imagine being the only person in the world you know you’re related to?


I think most times we adoptees feel more un-lucky then lucky when it comes to the daunting task of searching for our long lost birth families. Searching (really researching) is something not everyone is good at or even lucky with. But in adoption, we HAVE to be good at it. It is amazing to me, how often I can be on a search, and one day find nothing - but through my tenacity - the next day WHAM!, I have hit the mother load of information. This is where little bits of your birth information can go a very long way. 


A little story.....just recently we had a birth mother (Ill call her Shannon - nice Irish name). Shannon came to us in search of her birth daughter. For weeks, we could not find anything, nothing. And of course a birth parent search of an adoptee is pretty hard on it's own. The one thing that means a lot in any search, are the details. We asked Shannon what she knew or remembered about her daughters birth? She knew the obvious t