There is something that you don't know about me...
I am adopted.
To be honest the thought never really even crosses my mind.
What made me think about adoption recently was
Mandy's from the House of Rose blogs announcement.
They are in the process of adopting, and I think that is amazing!
Again, I want to send a bit congrats to Mandy and her family.
When I tell people I am adopted I get the strangest responses.
From "oh I'm sorry"
to "but why? "
"are you okay with it?"
"so were you an orphan?"
I laugh at these questions, because really people, I am just like you,
and no I was not an orphan, and why in the world are you sorry for me?
I love my family and wouldn't want to change my life for anything,
yes I am ok with it, what could I do about it anyways?
From what I hear a lot of adopted people have issues with the fact that they are adopted.
I find that very bizarre and don't really understand it.
Maybe it's because I had a great childhood,
don't feel that I missed out on anything, have very supportive parents,
and overall am thankful for being adopted.
God picked these people for me and I trust in him that he has placed me with me these parents for a reason.
I don't question it or even second guess it.
My parents loved me like I was their own.
I never ever have felt like I was not part of my adopted family.
And no, I don't have any desire to meet my birth parents.
Most people don't understand that and think I am crazy that I have no desire
to see the people who created me.
to see the people who created me.
But you know what, if they wanted to find me, with technology these days,
I doubt they would have much of a problem.
People think I should find them to ask them about my medical history.
Again, not really sure why so many people are so adamant that
I find MY birth parents but they are.
Well, knowing that someone in my family had cancer or another diseases is going to do what for me?
People who know who their birth parents are and know their medical history
still could come down with medical issues.
So I don't find it that big a deal, I go the the doctor regularly and get check ups and that's all I can do.
But don't you want to know what they look like?
This is probably my favorite questions, and again, don't know why everyone is so concerned,
but you know what...they look like me...duh?!
So no, I don't really feel the need to go on a full hunt just to see these strangers appearances,
I can just look in the mirror and get a good idea of what they look like.
Don't get me wrong, I have thought about what it would be like to find my birth parents.
But you know what?
What if they are cracked out loonies who I have now exposed myself and my family too?
What if they just want to suck the life out of me and my good heart?
What if I open Pandora's box.
Its an all or nothing type of situation.
You cant just look at them from a far and decide to dive in.
So, maybe you get lucky and you get the same together family that welcomes me with open arms and love,
or you get the money sucking bat shit crazy family that is nothing but troubles and heart breaks.
I am not into taking risks, especially this one.
I have a family already who loves me and my adorable son,
I don't want to take any chances especially now that I have my own precious family who I want to protect.
Many people find my views of adoption harsh, but hey what can I say....this is how I feel.