The Adoptee’s Journey is Lifelong

I discovered I was adopted on my first day of kindergarten – I was five years old. My mother had trouble getting me out of the car seat and had to run me into Mrs. Matthei’s classroom. The teacher’s aide had me take a seat at a round table where two boys asked for the identity of the woman who brought me in. They wondered why I didn’t look like her. It was the first time I noticed there were physical differences between my mother and me.

“She’s adopted,” said a girl at the table. “Your real mommy is in China but she didn’t want you, so she gave you to a lady in America who can’t make babies.”

Read the rest on Adoption RSS…

About LJSharks

Lauren J. Sharkey is the Marketing & Web Coordinator, and also maintains the title of Managing Editor, for Kaylie Jones Books. Additionally, she serves as the Creative Nonfiction Editor of Reservoir Journal. Her debut novel, INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER, is forthcoming in 2020, and loosely based on her experience as a Korean American adoptee.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll Up