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Being told at six years of age

by Michelle McColm

 

"As a child, I knew I must have been really horrible, or else why would my own mother give me away and never want to see me again?" 

I always knew I was adopted.

 

My adoptive parents talked about it, and read a book about adoption to me when I was a child of six.

 

I’m sure in the back of my mind, even then, I knew the adoption book left something out – it said my parents were happy to adopt me, but what happened to my other mother? I always wondered about my birth mother; and whether or not she ever thought about me.

 

As a child, I knew I must have been really horrible, or else why would my own mother give me away and never want to see me again?