Category Archives: adoptee

What Fuels Birth Family Searches for Adoptees and Foster Kids?

Adoptees and Foster Kids Have Inherent Curiosity

Finding clues about birth family history sends me on an adrenaline high. I love being a sleuth and solving adoption mysteries. Just my first name–Baby X–makes me curious! Clues come in the most unexpected times and ways, oftentimes through the least likely people and circumstances. As I have turned over every stone possible to find my heritage, I have discovered

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Would Adoptees and Foster Kids Say Yes to This?

This photo of a young woman looking pensive illustrates how adoptees and foster kids might be perplexed about their painful past. Sherrie offers a fresh perspective on suffering and choice.

Lately, I find myself asking, “If you knew before you were born, would you have signed up for the life you’re living? Would I have signed up for: Being an unplanned baby, called Baby X Not being able to see my birth mother’s face from birth until reunion at 47 years old Feeling ill at ease in any family or

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The Royal Wedding Can Teach Adoptees and Foster Kids to Dream Big

The Royals Taught Us How to Dream

The royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was something like a fairytale. We all dream of such a life. Their wedding illustrates a very important reality that adopted and foster kids and parents can look forward to in the midst of a broken world.

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