1. How has adoption changed your life?

    Took me away from my family, took away my family medical information, gave me anxiety and depression, ripped me from my roots.

  1. What is a lesson from your adoption experience that could be life-changing for all families?

    I found a birthmother who wishes I didn't exist and sabotages my relationships with others. She even told me so.

  1. What changes would you like to see made in adoption?

    Many – I have a petition going. There are so many but I'd like to see a raised awareness for birth parents to get therapy at free or low cost. So many natural parents, like mine, are in desperate need of therapy. We should not allow birth parents to sign no contact forms when they have not had proper therapy for their post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. Otherwise the usual, legally enforce open adoption, unseal original birth certificates, etc.