- I want to tell the story of my life, the circumstances of my beginnings and events that led to my somewhat unorthodox, private adoption and the untruths tangled within it. It was the start of a complicated and chaotic life in a large mixed up family. There was hard work, tears, abuse and oppression, but also love, immense laughter, enduring relationships and a rich tapestry of memories.
The eventual search for my natural family has resulted in a combination of heartache and happiness. It has answered some questions and raised others. Ultimately it has provided me with a history, unbreakable blood ties and a sense that, at last, I am not purely defined defined by my status of ‘the adopted one’.