Stories that Matter

Excited to be featured on my friend and best-selling author (if you haven’t read Into The Free, do it!!) Julie Cantrell’s blog today, on my birthday!

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  1. Beth Rutkoski on October 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I am very anxious to read your book about adoption. Although I had wonderful, loving adoptive parents I always had feelings of not truly belonging. My adoptive parents had 4 natural children and I was the oldest. I think the one thing that I always wanted was to just see a picture of my birth parents. I understood why I was given up even though my birth mother kept my older sister. I think just not knowing where you get certain physical characteristics from was the hardest thing for me. Thank you for sharing your story. It always helps knowing your not the only one with questions that can’t be answered!

    • Cathy West on October 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Hi Beth! Yes, before I began my search, I thought I was crazy sometimes for feeling the way I did, for wanting answers. And then I got on the Internet and discovered thousands of adoptees with all the same feelings I had, and suddenly crazy was normal!
      One of the hardest things about my ‘reunion’, was not getting a picture of my birth mother. For a long time I still had no idea what she looked like. She didn’t want me to know. Finally, when I did see a picture of her, it was a little like looking in the mirror. And the puzzle pieces began to click into place.
      Have you searched for your birth family?

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