The decision for an adoptee to take a genealogy test is not one to be taken lightly.
“I haven’t showered in three days and my nights have been reduced to three hours of sleep. I look down at my shirt and wonder if I’m looking at yogurt or puke. My appreciation for single parents of young children grows by the minute.”
“I swore I would never adopt because I only wanted biological connections. However, in doing something that I did not actually want to do initially, I found an incredible sense of healing in the realization that connection and understanding does not come from shared DNA.”
The journey to learning how to find biological parents can be an emotional and difficult task for adoptees. If you’re ready or are considering finding your birth parents, here are some useful tips to guide you in your search.
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