Adoption

Two years (2017-2019)

“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”  -Dorothy Allison

by Michelle Riess

This week it has been two full years since I made the unexpected discovery that I am adopted after getting a DNA match to one of my sisters. (you can read about my adoption discovery here)

I can’t believe it’s been two years already! It feels like it was a lifetime ago and just yesterday all in the same breath. I feel like I’ve known my family forever even though we only met each other for the first time in 2017. I don’t think I will ever be able to fully process everything that has happened because it’s just so extraordinary. The number of times we’ve been told that our experience is like watching a movie or reading a novel is well into the hundreds at this point, so I know I’m not alone in my utter disbelief. Lol! Continue reading