I am an adult adoptee. This is a record of my search. I share for my own healing, and for the healing of so many who are affected by adoption.
“Adoption is a gift, you were very wanted,” they told me years ago when I was a child, reading the book, The Adopted Family.
But, the deeper truth, that no one seems to want to talk about, is that I was not wanted on some level. The developing baby in the womb feels the burden and stress of the unwanted pregnancy. This has been my path towards healing: realizing the truth and consciously creating new stories as I walk forward. Being able to honor this truth is crucial. It gives me the freedom to heal and grow and understand the rest of my story as it unfolds.