just wanted to thank you and tell you how much I appreciate Adoption
Network Cleveland sponsoring the Adoptee Journey series for adult
adoptees. I think this is such an important program and comes at the
right time for so many adult adoptees! There should be a program like
this available in more communities and around the country. I know there
are others out there like us who would genuinely benefit from a similar program
if only given the opportunity.
Network Cleveland is really on the forefront with this program in terms of
meeting the needs of a group of adult adoptees that have never been addressed.
my birthmother essentially denied my existence, I was lost. The Adoptee Journey
program made me realize that the feelings I was having were normal and ok and
that I was not alone. Everything we have discussed has affirmed my
existence as an adult adoptee and that I'm not nuts and I don't need
therapy! It's ok to think and feel the way I do and I'm really ok.
I've been able to discuss things in this group that I never felt comfortable
talking about in my own family (for fear of hurting their feelings, not their
reaction). I now look forward to the monthly sessions, and consider
myself fortunate to be able to attend. The people in the group have
become extended "family" to me and truthfully, I can't imagine not
having this group!
just wanted to thank you again and let you know what a difference in my life
this group has made!