I was so touched by your story. I am encouraged that maybe when I venture to Cincinnati my birth mother will be able to overcome her shame and guilt and allow me to meet her in person.
I found her about 7 or so years ago. The scene on VH1 where you were calling her for the first time was the same scene for me when I first called my mom. She asked me the same questions initially as well. You should have seen me last night when I watched the documentary. I sat up and was crying all over the place, especially when you were able to go and meet her and touch her.
My birth mom, Kathy, had just turned 16 three days after she gave birth to me. She hid me until she was 7 months pregnant with me. I too feel she was such a blessing to me for being so young and so determined to carry me and go through all she went through with her SECRET. I have 2 half sisters and 1 half brother. She says my father is dead, but I have reason to believe otherwise. The lady on the show said you have to think about how your mom feels about your dad.
I have so much to offer, and thank God I am here to do his will in my life. I've just begun implementing my dream to help my brothers and sisters in foster care and the system. I lived with a foster mom for the first 18 months of my life. Then, everything changed drastically. My journey is a story to tell. A story I want to tell and I know this will help me find closure, be at peace, and most of all heal.
I look forward to connecting with you and your team for the cause. I'm down, what ever you need me to do. In the meantime, I am so happy for you and God bless you.
A fellow adoptee,