Dear Adoption, I’m Done Telling Your Story —

Dear Adoption, I’m Done Telling Your Story For 30 years I told your story about my life. I said all the right words. I told them how you saved me, how you gave me a better life. I told them you were the best thing to ever happen to me, that you made the difference in […]

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Dear Adoption, I Hate You —

 

Dear Adoption, I Hate You I hate that my mom gave me away to strangers. I hate that I have always wondered who she is, what she looks like, how her voice sounds, if she ever thinks about me. I hate that my adoptive parents love adoption so much because it gave them me. I […]

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Dear Adoption, I’m Keeping a Secret —

Dear Adoption, I’m Keeping a Secret I’ve kept this secret from everyone. I’ve kept this secret for my entire life. I’ve kept this secret and it’s scary to say out loud. I’m lonely. I recently asked adopted people: “What’s one thing you’ve never told anyone about what it’s like to be adopted?” I asked […]

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