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Michelle MadridBranch
17 hours ago
I'm on Spring Break, in Mexico, with my family. We're in Cabo San Lucas. It's beautiful here. The weather is as close to perfect as it can be: 81 degrees with an ever-present light breeze. I'm told that, in a few short weeks, the heat and humidity kicks in and will linger through September. We've visited at an ideal time, before Spring moves into Summer. As an adoptee, it seems—for me—that there have been many changing seasons in my lifetime. Many transitions and shifts in the wind. The seasons of adoption—sometimes temperate and sometimes harsh—have, in the past, had control over my ability to experience a sustainable happiness. Something would be said, or not said. Someone would leave. Something within would be triggered. A calm season could quickly change into a turbulent one. I would tell myself that I'm worthy of love, but that voice would be quickly drowned out by a downpour of self-doubt. I could offer myself a pep talk that anything was achievable, but that language would be swept away and replaced by words that diminished my ability to see myself as capable of success. I would tell myself that I was chosen, but the primal voice whispered that I had been rejected and left. I would try and convince myself that it didn't matter that I was adopted. That it was better to avoid the questions looming in my head. Avoidance was hard, though. Adoption is an in-your-face reality. Read more: https://www.lifecoachmmb.com/new-blog/finding-sustaining-happiness-as-an-adoptee [img]https://adoption.com/community/PF.Base/file/attachment/2019/04/8393a3bacdad44075cb2808110d8cfe4_view.jpg[/img]

Laica Ayob
April 22, 2019
I am laica I lived in Philippines and I’m 15 years old I’m a dancer and that’s why my fathers hate me my family and i is complicated they really hate me and I don’t know why I didn’t even do something bad I am always at my room all the time just reading some books I really love reading books ,and whenever they call or they want something they always shout at me and even hurts you for no reason I’ve been a heart broke by my family they never care for me and I’ve never ever felt a love from them whenever I get sick they just gonna laugh at me and says , “aww look at you now your dying “ and just laugh again and I was hoping all the time that they would care for me someday but I was wrong my hopes are not gonna work because they throw me already and I’m alone right now ,and I’m totally fine without them ,. I’m looking for a parents to adopt me and feel what love is from a family, I want to start my new life with you and to be reborn again and feel what love is . If you are interested to adopt me just contact me laicamcquay7@gmail.com Have a good day

April 1, 2019
Hello there. I'm Danny .I'm 20 years old . I lost my family 4 years ago. I'm looking for a family that can adopt me. If you are interested My mail:aba430661@gmail.com my kik:M.Fevzi

Brian Moser
March 28, 2019
I am very open mined person And very passive and kind and very patience love to teach people now things I am single love to travel to different places in the U.S. Love to find a young Adult that would love to travel with me and learn new things long the way I love to camp going fishing horse back riding I even help out with A T.V. Show best of America by horseback and I want to share that with some one one day Love the outdoors. Live with my mom and dad because of their health. Am looking to Adopted a young man because I lot of them have been lost in the foster system or are living on the street and in shelters with no one to love them Some are gay and are not wanted by there real parents and they were toss out I do not care if you are gay not gay nor about your past. I have a big heart for everyone I do not care if you are black, white, Hispanic. or from other country I am here because I am 46 years old single and I want to Adopted someone that needs one on one person to love them as they are. And if that person needs guidance, structure. needs help or even self Discipline or just need some one to care for him.

March 18, 2019
Hi! Good day Ma'am/Sir! I am Kate Llensey Gumaha, I live in the Philippines. When I was 5, my parents separated and I am left here in my grandma's house. Both of my parents don't have a stable job and they barely support me. My grandma is already old and it saddens me thinking about it, my grandma and I talked about adoption and she supported me since we can't deny the fact that there's no one else to lean on. I must say that I am really eager to finish school, I really need a family who would love me and support me. I would do my best to be a good daughter just please let me have this kind of opportunity to have a mom and dad. I have been through many circumstances like being molested and victim of violence but I remained strong but I don't want to be in this kind of situation anymore, I need to have a new life, please do help me. I need a family, a real one. I've been longing for the feeling of having my own dad and mom, I promise to be a good daughter. I love you Mom and Dad or to whoever would be willing to adopt me just message me: llensey.salonga@gmail.com Thank You![img]https://adoption.com/community/PF.Base/file/attachment/2019/03/cfb9417f1c477e899b3e16f477625077_view.jpg[/img][img]https://adoption.com/community/PF.Base/file/attachment/2019/03/79ecb52fc5e025d4f42724ac365ab093_view.jpg[/img]

Menreet Gerges
March 17, 2019
I'm a 17 year old female , I'm a christian orthodox , I'm leaving with my family, I'm looking for a family who could love and support me . Ask me about anything you wanna know about me. My phone number is +201014821220 My email : menreetgerges@gmail.com[img]https://adoption.com/community/PF.Base/file/attachment/2019/03/c2d49155cddb148f5500cd74382f7bf4_view.jpg[/img]

Michelle MadridBranch
March 15, 2019
I traveled the country this past week, from coast to coast, to speak on behalf of people who are living the adoption and foster care experience. Sharing my own story, as an adoptee, and the wisdom I’ve learned along the way. It was a true honor to connect with so many amazing hearts. I was encouraged to see adoptees rising up to share their personal viewpoints and their journeys. This is critical! Without adoptee voices, this adoption and foster care community is not fully represented. I was equally encouraged to witness so many professionals, who work in the field of adoption and foster care, ready to listen and to hear the adoptee perspective. It struck me just how much they need adoptees to open up and bear light to what has, historically, been held in the dark. I recently heard from a woman, on social media, whose grandmother was an adoptee. She shared that her grandmother passed away with unresolved pain and unanswered questions, directly associated with her adoption. She added how healing it would have been for her grandmother to know that she wasn’t alone. It’s this very sentiment that fuels the work I do today. We’re not alone. Adoptees should never feel isolated. Yet, for years, far too many have. Today, adoptees are uniting and rising! I believe we’re at an exciting and transformational turning point. Read Full Blogpost here: https://www.lifecoachmmb.com/new-blog/2019/3/7/the-adoptee-tipping-point-rising-up-and-educating-future-generations [img]https://adoption.com/community/PF.Base/file/attachment/2019/03/bd5051d4f04570b6a08ccaeeb3c00cf6_view.jpg[/img]

March 12, 2019
Hi! Good day Ma'am/Sir! I am Kate Llensey Gumaha, I live in the Philippines. When I was 5, my parents separated and I am left here in my grandma's house. Both of my parents don't have a stable job and they barely support me. My grandma is already old and it saddens me thinking about it, my grandma and I talked about adoption and she supported me since we can't deny the fact that there's no one else to lean on. I must say that I am really eager to finish school, I really need a family who would love me and support me. I would do my best to be a good daughter just please let me have this kind of opportunity to have a mom and dad. I have been through many circumstances like being molested and victim of violence but I remained strong but I don't want to be in this kind of situation anymore, I need to have a new life, please do help me. I need a family, a real one. I've been longing for the feeling of having my own dad and mom, I promise to be a good daughter. I love you Mom and Dad or to whoever would be willing to adopt me just message me: llensey.salonga@gmail.com Thank You![img]https://adoption.com/community/PF.Base/file/attachment/2019/03/59e867bcf0ad4b90d24afc541c506c2e_view.jpg[/img][img]https://adoption.com/community/PF.Base/file/attachment/2019/03/448868dcca82236d3a1a2c7029bef374_view.jpg[/img]

Michelle MadridBranch
February 12, 2019
[img]https://adoption.com/community/PF.Base/file/attachment/2019/02/5bc6eb991147e77d3e4a0ab39a53b08d_view.jpg[/img] Adoption is hard. It’s so very hard. And, it’s beautiful. Adoption is heartbreakingly beautiful. I understand the complexities of adoption. I’ve lived them. I live them. Adoption never leaves you. For the adoptee, it’s a journey that spans a lifetime. Being adopted is an experience we didn’t ask for, or even cause. There are real and raw moments when it seems that the pain and confusion of adoption cannot be overcome. Asking why, often times, seems pointless when answers are hard to find. Adoption can seem unfair. Unjust. Adoption can hurt. You may wonder if you’ll ever move beyond the disempowering feelings. I want you to know that you can. You can move beyond the hurt. You can transform your relationship with adoption from pain to power, from pieces to promise. As an adoptee, I’m familiar with the anger that can intensify within. I’ve ached from the weight of unresolved emotions left bottled up inside. I have kept close company with fear. Afraid of rejection. Afraid of connection. I’ve lived parts of my life trying to inject myself into the past, only to discover that this didn’t really serve me. Trying to change what had already occurred left me feeling defeated and alone. I learned, over the years, that I couldn’t alter my early story. I didn’t hold that kind of power. I couldn’t go back and be the girl I was before adoption entered my life. Evolving into the woman I dreamed of becoming would require that I reframe my relationship to the past and to my own adoption. This reframing would be the only way forward to a meaningful and empowering transformation. I had to identify what was preventing me from progressing in my life and in my relationships. What was keeping me from feeling joy, experiencing love and connection, and a sense of purpose and calling? I discovered that living in the past of adoption and staying stuck in that place would never aide me in sharing the wealth of wisdom and compassion that I possess as an adoptee. I had to take ownership of these gifts. I couldn’t ignore them anymore. In other words, I needed to participate in my own rescue. I had to take responsibility for my life. No longer blaming other people or past situations for my pain. Read full blogpost here: https://michellemadridbranch.com/transforming-your-relationship-with-adoption/

February 5, 2019
Hi, I am looking for my half brother. His birth name was Dennis D Nelson, he was born on October 21, 1963 in Alameda, CA and was apparently adopted at a young age somewhere in California. I have found my half sister, his whole sister Debbie and she stated that she does not remember him, which I am thinking that my mom put him up for adoption and chose not to tell us that part of the story. His birth parents were Patricia (Howe) and George E Nelson. If anyone has any information or knows this person, please let me know. Thank you so much in advance. Rhonda