You’re Not From Around Here
At age five, I became a proud United States citizen. This is around the time I was told I was adopted. I can’t say it shook the foundations of my world. The only issue we ran into was a period of time where I called my parents “Chuck” and “Sue”. I slightly recall them getting tired of it, and told me to knock it off. I did.
As I said, the news of my adoption didn’t change my outlook on life. It was understood I was abandoned, my parents adopted me… and that was that. I would be lying if I didn’t say I occasionally wondered about my birth parents. Oddly enough, I can even recall wondering if I had a twin. Bottom line… Me being adopted, never weighed on my mind. I didn’t have any abandonment issues. Why would I? I had a perfectly loving family and a great group of friends. I lived a happy middle class American life through the ’80s and ’90s.
The Hypochondriac in Me
First off, I am not a hypochondriac. However, I am the type of person, who if you told me “you have cancer and have 6 months to live”, I believe I’ll die in 1 month.
As I grew older, I started wondering about health risks. If I’m going to get cancer of the taint, I’d like to know it. So… my admittedly half-assed search started June 26, 2009.
This is a beautiful story Scott. As the parent of an adopted son, I know the unanswered questions can be overwhelming at times. What a joy for your parents and your birth family to know you have some of those answers now.
Just finished reading your entire story. It made for interesting reading indeed! I’m so happy for you to find your birth family! It’s amazing how much you and your twin brother resemble each other. I look forward to reading the updates.
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I’m so happy for you and proud of you sharing. I am also more than proud of the man you have become and are still growing to be. You have come a long way and your talent speaks volumes. Now your voice is finally speaking even louder. I can’t wait to read more.
I remember Charlie showing me the baby picture of you. It was sent to them from Korea. You hadn’t attuned here yet. It was during a “Kelly reunion” you were very cute and he was soooo proud!
Unbelievable! Like right out of a story book. Can’t wait to read the next chapter. We’re so happy and excited for you!
I’m working on it… thanks!