Mar 27 2008

Adoption Worries

Published by at 4:58 pm under Adoption,Blog

I was asked by a female friend recently, who is considering adoption, whether I am missing a connection, whether I view my mother as my ‘mother’ or simply someone who raised me. It’s a simple answer for me, and one I think (I hope) most adopted children find easy to answer.

Baby Darren

My mother will always be my mother. She’s the one who fed me, clothed me, housed me, laughed with me, fought with me; she is the one who watched The Late Late Toy Show with me each year. It’s easy. I am very happy and proud and excited that I have met my biological mother – but not because I feel there’s been ‘something missing’, not because I needed the connection, or closure, or questions answered. It’s because Biomammy is one of the most loving people I’ve ever met. She has raised four beautiful, clever, funny children. She has a husband who is a gentleman, who has welcomed me into his house like one of his own.

I have been very lucky when it comes to the ‘adoption thing’. My parents always made sure that I could ask any questions I wanted about it. In fact, I cannot remember not knowing about being adopted. As I was growing up, I knew a number of other adopted children. So I never felt I was odd for that (I was always an oddball, but I never felt it was because I was adopted). No, there was nothing missing in me, no need to connect a missing link.

I want this friend of mine to know that she would be giving a very loving home to someone who wants it, who needs and yearns for it. That child, whoever it may be, already loves you. How could it not? You would not be a parent by accident. You, more than most, will be making the decision to give a child a home, a life. The genetic connection is overrated. Love is far stronger than biology.

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Adoption Worries”

  1. Anthonyon 27 Mar 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Wow, great post Darren.

  2. Grannymaron 27 Mar 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Right from your heart it is a wonderful advertisment for Adoption!

    Thank you Darren.

  3. Grannymaron 29 Mar 2008 at 11:28 am

    Hi Darren. Grannymar has tagged you to do something! Pop over for details of what to do.

  4. Markon 30 Mar 2008 at 3:28 am

    During my teens I had a lot of anger – and I focussed on adoption or rejection as I viewed it at the time, as I grew older I realised it took an incredible amount of courage to give me away, to give any child away, to give me a life that I would not have had – unbelievable, whoever she is, I love her and hope I get to meet her and thank her for giving me the life I’ve had.

  5. Darrenon 30 Mar 2008 at 11:48 am

    Mark, that’s a great attitude and the right attitude, I think. I sincerely hope you manage to get in touch and don’t have to wait years for something to happen.

  6. Kathyon 16 Jun 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I love the picture of the baby feet and wondered where you got it. Would it be possible to use it on my website revamp?
    Kathy
    Wonderful story.

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