Monthly Archives: January 2012

Day 18: Notes from an Adopted Self, Part V

I read these people all wrong. For so long, I assumed that my birthmother was the one to trust. That she would have the most accurate memory of her relationship with Jack, the pregnancy, birth, adoption, Jack’s disappearing and then … Continue reading

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Day 17: Notes from an Adopted Self, Part IV

I wasn’t sure I’d hear from Jack. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to do the believing necessary to actually sit and wait for the call. But Jack didn’t leave me much time to think about all this. He called … Continue reading

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Day 16: Notes from an Adopted Self, Part III

While it was comforting to know the name of my biological father, I was also frustrated. Jack Green is a fairly common name. Furthermore, the way my birthmother described Jack left me wondering what kind of person he was. After … Continue reading

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Day 15: Notes from an Adopted Self, Part II

In the fall of 1996, I cautiously wrote to my birthmother: “Dear Sarah, I am writing because I have reason to believe that you are my birthmother. I was born on February 21, 1972 at the Elizabeth Lund Home and … Continue reading

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Day 14: Notes from an Adopted Self

“I’ve been waiting for this call for 40 years,” the embracing voice shared on the other end of the phone. It was one week before Thanksgiving 2011 and I’d finally decided to contact a woman I thought was related somehow … Continue reading

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Day 13: The Problem with FELA!

A few months ago, we had the good fortune to see Book of Mormon, the highly lauded satirical Broadway production by the producers of South Park. It took me a few minutes into the opening song, Hello!, to realize that … Continue reading

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Day 12: Zen and the Art of Breastpumping

At first, I detested pumping. I started pumping a few times a day when I returned to work this Fall. Wyatt was 9 weeks old and I’d been breastfeeding him exclusively. He adjusted well to having the sitter feed him … Continue reading

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