Thank you. So many times adoptees are expected to be grateful and thankful they were “chosen”. “You could have been aborted”. Before I was chosen, I first had to be given up. That is a loss that is never acknowledged by society or the adoptive family. As far as the abortion issue, it is not just adopted babies that were at risk of abortion. We’re just the most obvious. It’s comparing apples and oranges.
I count myself blessed to have found my birth family and they have accepted me. Not all reunions go well.