My Birthmom is Coming To Town!



Today, we’d like to feature an eloquent post from Angela Tucker, an adoptee who shares her personal experiences and reflections on her blog The Adopted Life.

In her post, “My Birth Mother is Coming to Town” she writes:

In The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, the word enouement means “The bittersweetness of finally seeing how some aspect of your life turned out, while wishing you could share the news with your younger self.” John Koenig created this dictionary coining words for emotions that had never been linguistically described. In 17 days, my birthmother will board a flight and travel across the country, to spend time with my family and I for a week. As I countdown towards her arrival I traverse into my personal enouement.

You can read the whole post here.

About the Author

Angela Tucker is a nationally-recognized thought leader on transracial adoption and is an advocate for adoptee rights. She was recently named “Seattle’s Smartest Global Women.” In 2013, at the age of 26, Angela’s own story of adoption and search for her birth parents was featured in the groundbreaking documentary, CLOSURE, which is available on Netflix, iTunes & Kweli TV. 

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