Adoptee Life

My experiences as an adoptee who searched for and found my birth family and general information about adoptee rights and stories.

Mom’s 85th Birthday

Mom’s 85th Birthday

My birth Mom turned 85 last Saturday. There was supposed to be a special birthday party with all her children that could make it there (four out of six of us) and her grandchildren. But Mom cancelled the party a couple days beforehand. It’s really too bad because she hasn’t felt well and she’s been…

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

Fathers Day Poem It was always kind of hard To find a Father’s Day card. Nothing on the shelves seemed to fit the mold,When you meet your Dad when you are 40-years-old. No “Thanks for being there.” or “I learned so much from you.”Just a simply “I love you” is all I could do.I’ve been…

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

My cousin A stopped at my house on Memorial Day to check out how our remodeling turned out. “It’s beautiful!” she exclaimed. “Yes, thank you, it certainly is,” was my response. The countertops are called Yellow River — so flowy and pretty. Heavy sigh… After oohing and ahhhing over the house, we drove out to…

Dad’s Birthday Poem

Dad’s Birthday Poem

It’s my Dad’s birthday today, the first since he passed away. We had a big birthday party for him in 2006, my sister S made t-shirts for it that we all wore. We planned the party after we first discovered that our Dad’s cancer was advanced and incurable. He survived for three more years. Mom,…