I'm an adoptive parent, so I don't want to take up too much space here. But I did want to post a link to a podcast I frequently listen to which has a lot of very thoughtful narratives from adoptees. I feel as if I've learned a lot from it and recommend it to anyone in the adoption triad. [adopteeson.com]
Wonderful! I used to work for an attorney who handled adoptions, and it's a beautiful thing! My niece was adopted from Russia. My father never adopted by half-sister, but gave her his name (different times back then) and treated her like his own.