Definition of adopted: Legally take another's child and bring it up as one's own.
I was born on January 21, 1962 at Firmin Desloge Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. And there most stories would begin. However, my life began the day I was adopted, March 7, 1962. I never knew anything about my life those 45 days between birth and adoption. I had a wonderful childhood. I grew up in a faith filled home surrounded by two very loving parents. I was told I was adopted since I was brought home from Catholic Charities. I don’t think I understood what it meant to be adopted, what it really meant, until much later in life.
I will be posting to this blog as a kind of therapy for me and I hope that other adoptees, birth mothers, adoptive parents will comment to my posts in hopes to understand and grow together in our understanding of this triad of love. In a city the size of St. Louis there are no support groups for the adopted person. I intend for this blog to be a support group. I hope those who stop by will help achieve this.