MARY LORRAINE DANROTH
Everyday I pray I never have to deal with any rejection of any kind. Unfortunately, everyday something gets said.
If you are convinced that you have a good heart and grand qualities, I dare you to read the post from Adoption.com...An Adoptee's Fear of Rejection
Some day's are harder than other days.. Take today for instance, #3 son likes to talk, he will talk my ear off. It's days like today that I wish he had someone else in the family to talk to... It's not like it's impossible to listen to, it's just that I wish he had someone else that shared the same interests. Like a cousin that's into gaming and tech.
Its always been a question for me, "who am I?". Most everyone I know had a pretty good idea of their background.
My mother in Law is 100% English. My Father in Law is 50% English Which makes my kids quite English. So now that we have the knowledge of my ancestors it makes my daughter's life complete...
Most people don't understand the whole adoptee thing where we have a hard time making decisions. Our whole life we had to pretend to fit in with the family that choose us. We didn't know what would happen to us if we screwed up. For all we knew 'blood is thicker than water'. We could be sent back at any time.
For me I take interest in all kinds of music, mostly because I had to listen to and say I liked certain kinds because I really wanted to share something in common with these people that I was grateful to.
I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I'm not enough
Good news of the day...a girlfriend of mine from small-town Alberta finally took the plunge and had her DNA done through Ancestry as she had always heard through the family rumor mill that there was an unwanted pregnancy in the family from way back when. I am so proud of her, she's been listening to me and learning and understanding. She knew she had to reach out and find this unwanted cousin of hers because she understood what it meant to me.
She has done so many things in her life that has always made me respect her a little bit more everyday. Just because she shows that she cares means the world to a lot of people. If only everyone would be like this... It would be a better world!
It still makes me sad that some people believe that they must keep the secret alive instead of bucking the system and reaching out to help an adoptee and their offspring.
My Best Friends
Scott Alan Warner
Angela Barra’s Medium
Adoptee Rights Australia
NPE and Me
The Invisible Threads