I called the agency for the first time in 1999 and they sent me my non-identifying info. I opened the letter and cried hard, and long. My baby was sleeping. I sobbed for all I had lost, and because the paper held no answers for me. There was no clear reason why they gave me away. There never was.
I called the agency again, after I found my parents, wondering if they could give me more info. They sent this. A few paragraphs were added, but it’s still filled with gobbledygook like “paternal birth grandmother”. Doesn’t that just roll off your tongue?
Seven months after my mother’s death. Never heard a word from my brother, the one she kept, or my fathers family. My heart is still broken.
Neither of my parents ever graduated High School, though Mom did get an associates degree from FIT. Their marriage was annulled when I was 6 month old.