One of the favorite parts of my job is entering worlds I would otherwise not have access to. It was particularly meaningful for me to interview allinthefamilyadoption.com blogger Robin. Through our interview, I gained a whole another perspective about adoption.
Below is an excerpt from our interview. Read the whole interview here. Robin’s hosting a giveaway for writingthesoul.net so feel free to leave a comment on her post for a chance to win your own personal history article.
Marriage. Children of my own. Suddenly my own biological heritage was at the forefront of my consciousness in a way it had never been before. Although adoption wasn’t routinely discussed in the family, soon I’d have children of my own–and a casual comment from my adoptive mother sent me reeling. “You’ll be giving me grandchildren,” she’d said.
True to a point–socially and relationally, they would be her grandchildren. But they’d be the grandchildren of my natural mother and father as well. Who were they? Didn’t I need to know? Didn’t any children of mine have the right to know where they came from?
I made a decision that would change my life. No power on earth would stop me from knowing my own natural parents. I was an adoptee searching in the early 90’s and my search wasn’t supported as it might have been today. But I was determined to overcome all resistance….