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Adoption Odyssey Part 3: Reunion

After making contact with my birth mother, those first months of reunion were a blur of emotions. Elation, obsession, happiness, fear and uncertainty all swirled constantly.  It was overwhelming to the point where life felt like an ongoing dream.  I was absorbing new people, names, histories, medical information – it was basically like weaving a […] Read more…

Adoption Odyssey Part 2: Contact

Just two months after starting the search for my birth mother, I had her name (Carolyn). A name is a huge step forward, but tracking someone down after 30 years can sometimes be very difficult. But I’d done a lot of research, and had a bit of luck as well. Once I located Carolyn, I entered […] Read more…

Adoption Odyssey Part 1: The Search

This past Dec. 12 marked the 20th anniversary of finding my birth mother.  It’s bittersweet to look back on all that’s happened now, as she passed away in 2011.  We had an incredible 16 years of discovery and truth.  One of the biggest blessings of my life was knowing her. My search and subsequent reunion was […] Read more…