For several months I’ve been answering adoptee questions at Adoptee’s Ask, a weekly column at the Door Opener Magazine Online. Adoptee’s Ask is a place for adoptees to ask the kinds of questions they may find difficult to ask, that may not be politically correct, or that no one seems to want to hear. “Why was I “given away”?” “Who are my “real” parents? “How come I feel like I never belong anywhere?” And perhaps most importantly, “What can I do to heal?”
“Should I Even Exist?” is a question from an adoptee who didn’t feel wanted by either her birth or adoptive parents. Another adoptee who feels deeply attached to her birth sister asks, “Is This Bond With My Birth Sister Normal?”
Are you an adoptee with a question? You can submit your confidential, anonymous questions by emailing them to me at: Karen@karencaffrey.com.
Photo credit: One Way Stock.
My Other Writings On Adoption
- Adoptees And Silent Realities
- When Your Birth Mother Says “No”
- Adult Adoptees: Your Right To Know
- Adoptees’ Greatest Struggles
- Do You Counsel (or Know) Any Adoptees?
- When Do You Tell Your Secret?
- Part II – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: The Beautiful Truth in Father Unknown by filmmaker David Quint
- Part II – “Why Doesn’t She Love Me?”
- Part II – How Could They Have Kept The Fact I Am Adopted From Me? How can I ever trust them, or myself, again?
- Kung Fu (Adoptee!) Panda 3 Movie Review – Part I
- Kung Fu (Adoptee!) Panda 3 Movie Review – Parts II, III and IV (Conclusion)
- Are You An Adoptee With A Question?
- More On A Birth Father’s Right To Know…