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Christie was a shy child who wanted to participate in activities but held herself back from engaging. It wasn’t until she was an adult when her adopted brother unexpectedly suggested that Christie might want to search that their mother shared her adoption information. When she found her birth father, he openly acknowledged their relation and explained he and her birth mother would have been very young parents with no parents of their own. He introduced Christie to her birth mother, and the women took it slow getting to know and trust one another. The biggest reunion surprise for Christie was realizing she wasn’t as well-adjusted about adoption as she thought. Her reunions uncovered buried emotions that have plagued her since childhood, but she’s putting in the work to heal herself.
The blog post Christie references is: https://adultadopteesupport.blogspot.com/2014/01/am-i-blood-or-am-i-water.html
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