Distant Family

Today I met with the daughter Colleen and I gave up for adoption 12 years ago and her mother. Friends and family seem to want some dramatic story out of the event, but there was a blessed lack of it; she’s a normal 12 year old and her mom has been completely open with her.

She did have a lot of questions about her genetic heritage, which has prompted me to resume some genealogy research, and contemplate the meaning of Nature, nurture, and self.

I posted this in February 2005 during week 1614.

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