Monday, October 26, 2009

A Good Excuse

Okay, so this time I have a very good excuse.

If you've been reading my posts for awhile, you may have remembered that I wrote a post back in June of 2008 pertaining to the book THE GIRLS WHO WENT AWAY and my own story about my search for a brother who was given up for adoption before I was born.

After 21 years of looking, I found him last week! It has been a crazy roller coaster of a ride! We are just starting to connect with each other and trying to catch up on nearly 40 years of missed experiences.

I am fortunate that my story turned out beautifully as there are so many adoption reunions that go horribly wrong. Laws need to be changed. There's no other way around it. And they need to be changed sooner rather than later. All you have to do is check an adoption registry to see how many people are searching for those affected by adoption.

I am of course keeping track of the books that I am reading (although they've been very few and far between over the past week!) and I will return to blogging shortly. Right after I learn everything there is to learn about the brother that I have found. Kidding! I'll be back soon.


mad4books said...


Yes, the future may be both weird AND wonderful...the daughter I gave up for adoption 25 years ago found me, and it's been both tears and laughter, both joy and sorrow ever since--but mostly laughter and joy!

God bless you both!

Shannon said...

Thank you so much for your comment. Our next venture, after getting to know each other, is working on changing some laws. I'm not happy that I had to work so hard to find someone so close. But I'm glad I never stopped!
I know that it'll be amazing and we are already off to a good start! I can't wait to see what the tomorrow brings.
I am happy that you, too, have been able to connect with your child and that it has been a positive experience. I know they aren't always and we are both fortunate.