We don’t often get to hear the voices of those that are adopted, especially young adoptees who are living in an open adoption. This teenager shares her story with us of open and closed adoptions. Reunions. Birth siblings and adopted siblings.
My Adoption Journey: A Teenager Share’s Her Story
If I had the choice of changing everything, I would not change a thing.
I was adopted when I was a baby. My birth mother had my older brother when she was 13 and she parented him. Then, when she was 15, she had me and she made an adoption plan for me. Finally, when she was 17, she had my younger sister, married my sister’s father and parented my sister, too.
I had an open adoption. I kept in contact with my birth mother until I was 15 years old. That’s when I met my birth father for the first time. This upset my birth mother, and she closed our adoption.