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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #81)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:16 PM

90. I can see

I can see this issue from both sides. I always knew I was adopted but had no real desire to investigate my biological heritage. I had great adoptive parents and a stable family life. I don't think either of my adoptive parents would have been upset had I searched out my biological parents but I never was really interested and I did not want to even take the chance of hurting my adoptive parents feelings. Even after they had both passed away, I didn't really have any great desire to investigate, until a medical issue provided a reason.

After having taken the DNA test, however and obtaining answers about my biological background and heritage, I must say I'm glad that I did it. In some subtle ways it's changed my self perception and has also allowed me to meet some biological relatives that I never knew existed, which has been kind of cool. Not all of it has been amazingly successful, not all of the biological relatives have had any interest in meeting me or getting to know me and there are some that I have not been able to contact, to preserve someones' "secret", which has been somewhat frustrating but all in all, it's been a kind of an amazing experience and in hindsight I'm extremely glad that I took the test and started the journey of investigating my origins.

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