When I was fifty-one years old, after all members of my family had died, I learned for the first time that I was adopted. Whispered comments between adults remembered from early childhood,l... [more]
When I learned I was adopted, my world was turned upside-down. It was a few months before my fortieth birthday. A "long-lost" relative found me through the Internet and shared the... [more]
My adoption story starts in Mexicali, Baja California. I was 1 year old and my parents had been killed in a robbery at a local convenience store. I had no relatives so a monestary took me i... [more]
When I was 17 years old, I had made up my mind that I was going to enlist in the US Army when I graduated from high school. To my surprise, I came across a paper clipped receipt for an adop... [more]
I had known I was adopted from the time I was 29 (which was 11 years ago). I found out after both my adoptive parents had passed away, through papers that they had saved from the adoption l... [more]
I'm a 58-year-old LDA. My brother Michael, seven years my senior, called me, as was his custom, on this past February 12th, 2010 to wish me a Happy Birthday. We small-talked for a few minut... [more]
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