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Friday, June 29, 2012

I Was Adopted as an Infant {Random Fact}

As I alluded to in my last post, I am adopted.

I was given up for adoption at the ripe old age of birth (and you know all about that).

According to my paperwork, my biological parents were in their late 20's. Both had been married (my biological father, was separated). They fell madly in love. While I can't say for sure that I was planned, they were definitely excited that I was on my way.

Things didn't work out like they expected.

For whatever reason, they both decided to put me up for adoption. Based on notes provided by the "Children's Aid Society of Ontario", it appears that I look like and have a lot of characteristics of my biological father. He was a real looker...

Sarah Shortly After Her Adoption 5 Months Old

For the first five months of my life, I was placed with a foster family that had five kids of their own. Party. They documented my first smile, roll over, fever, you name it and put all this information in my file. I know that my parents appreciate having that piece of my history.

When I finally arrived in my forever home, the one that was made just for me, my parents were overjoyed.

Double win!

I have never tried to find my biological parents although I've always said that I would. I do not know their name or any identifying details. My parents would be 105% supportive if I chose to do this. We'll see...

I have known that I was "special" from the moment I could remember. It's not everyone that has two mothers and two fathers that love them.

Note 1: Ironicially, Ed is also adopted. I like to tell people that we met at an "Adoption Conference". Not true.

Note 2: My brother is also adopted. We are not biologically related. Although you wouldn't know it. More on that next week when I write about...

"How I Sold my Brother for 25 Cents".

Share This Story of Adoption.

Have any questions? Feel free to post them in the comments section or send me an email (journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com).

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  1. WOW! I don't know why, but this post had me all teary eyed! Looking forward to hearing more of your story. I love your blog, by the way. xoxo

    Fellow CBNer!

  2. Aww, what a touching story. Thank you for sharing something so personal. *hugs*

  3. Hi! This is an amazing post. Thank you do much for sharing!! I am a big adoption advocate. Our children were adopted. Without adoption we would probably never have been parents. My one girl was relinquished at birth a d the other was apprehended. Please let me know when you post about your brother. This topic is very close to my heart!!


  4. That's cool! We have several friends who've adopted children. And others who are trying to adopt. As you say, it's wonderful to know that you have two sets of parents who love you. :)

  5. We are currently adopting from Ethiopia. It's so encouraging to read the story of an adult who was adopted. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I hope my daughter will think of her life as a win. It's certainly something I pray for a lot!

  6. It was great to read your about how you feel about being adopted. You have such a positive outlook. I am looking forward to hearing about how you Sold your Brother for 25 cents.

  7. Thank you for sharing! Love the baby pic!

  8. Wonderful post!
    Thanks for sharing.
    This line, "When I finally arrived in my forever home, the one that was made just for me, my parents were overjoyed." brought tears to my eyes!

    Thanks for participating in SASS:

  9. thanks for sharing you story. I am so glad that the foster home documented all the special details of your first months before you got your "forever home".

  10. Another adoptee here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

  11. I missed this post the first time, but I'm adopted too. :D Sounds like you have an amazing family. :)

  12. I'm so happy that you were adopted by such a wonderful couple! I love to hear happy stories! :)

  13. what a very positive story !! far better then some I have heard