"As you say, the general public has no idea about anything to do with adoption, really. It is an impossible thing to explain to someone not involved in adoption. People tend to think it's a fairy tale, win-win situation. There are…"
"Adoptees should be told as soon as possible. Tailor what you say to the age of the child, but always say SOMETHING. And always answer any questions. Be as honest as you can with whatever info you have. Secrecy does not work."
"Secrecy and lies do not work. I have a three year hole in my history, and a piece of garbage amended birth certificate that is useless to me. I can't even get a passport. No one else in the US has this problem. I simply want my…"
"Peace is proving hard to find for a lot of us. As Redhillchris stated....his adoptive parents didn't even tell him. Afterward, what they did tell him were lies. My parents are also much older. Although they were/are fabulous…"
"I am so very sorry this is happening to you. My advice may seem somewhat different as I am an adoptive mother. I adopted my son when he was 2. He is now 14. We celebrate his adoption day yearly. Last year Jonathan's birth family came too. I…"
"Thanks, Michelle. I have done all the contacting I can manage....the NYS legislative session ends in 2 days. I have not heard any updates. I don't even know if the bill will go to the floor for vote. Interesting.....Our Governor was…"
"I think reunion can be hard on everyone, even when it's really good. The emotions can take you by surprise, especially if you haven't really worked through your feelings in preparation. And even then it can bring a lot of stuff…"
"I'm sorry this is so difficult. Is this a new reunion? I seem to remember you searching a while ago, but I may be thinking of someone else.
I don't have any great advice, but I do know you're not alone. Many other…"
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