The older I got, the louder one thought kept coming to mind year after year on my birthday….somewhere out there on that particular day the woman that gave birth to me was thinking about me at the same time as I was thinking about her.
And as it turned out, I was right…she was.
So, in 2008 NC legislation changed the adoption laws which now meant that children put up for adoption could now enter into a process to learn more about not only their background but under the right circumstances….actually meet their birth parents. I found out about this soon after the change. I received the paperwork from the Children’s Home Society and for about three more years that paperwork stayed in my desk. Maybe it was uncertainty that was rooted in emotion or it was something else, but I just wasn’t ready to move forward yet.
Some of what follows comes from posts and other writings that helped me to get to the point where I was ready….