The process of adoption search and reunion is usually an overwhelming and life changing event. In my experience, it is one of the top things you will ever experience and…
It answers questions.
It helps you discover who you are.
It uncovers your medical history.
It fills an emotional void.
It builds a stronger foundation of support.
and much more!
But…on the flip side it can also turn up bad memories and sometimes even rejection, which is devastating.
About 16 years ago, one of my greatest experience was my adoption search and reunion. The process took several years and finally in 1994, I discovered a birth sister. An extremely emotional and gratifying reunion. Shortly thereafter, we discovered our birth mother and have since kept in touch. At one point we had 5 generations together.
I am very close with my birth sister. The connection was instant. I also feel very connected with my birth mother, her husband and two children, a fantastic birth sister and brother, quite a bit younger than me.
But there are so many parties involved. Adopted parents and family, the extended family of my birth parents and siblings. It is not without obstacles and sensitive issues.
I have recently come back from a wonderful visit with my birth mother in Moncton, New Brunswick and have spent some time discovering more details and connecting. It was not without it’s ups and downs but generally a fruitful visit. I look forward to sharing more information on adoption and adoption reunion so stay tuned.
In the meantime if you would like to share your story and glory, I would love to hear from you.