It’s as if adoptees’ stories are so shameful they are to be kept a secret.
I held onto the combination of numbers, unsure of my next steps, feeling a bit frozen in making this lifelong dream become a reality.
It is the best friend of anxiety and depression, complementing them with the feeling of fear of intimacy, hesitancy towards accomplishing hopes and dreams.
I identified Santa as a big and powerful person that could easily take me away from my new family.
It’s about raising awareness and hoping for a change for those involved in the world of foster care and adoption.
nothing will completely take away that loss, but processing the feelings surrounding it are so very important.