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When I cut the picture out of the magazine, I had no clue what she looked like.

Some time later, I remember staring in awe at the first photo of my mother. Her reflection was looking back at me in my mirror—I could see a carbon copy of myself. I placed her photo now next to mine that I used from the magazine.

One of my birth sisters said, “Mom would have liked you the best!” She didn’t have to say that.

I have wondered as an adoptee, if we’ve always felt their presence. I know I have.

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  1. Oh, I am so sad for those girls. To have lost you once because of their mother’s decision, and then to have lost you again because of their own short-sightedness. They really missed out. I’m sorry you did, too 🙁
  2. So sad, what a terrible experience. and I know it was only one of many for you. Love you friend!!!
  3. This fills me with sadness: “No child should have to continually try to make a parent love them.” What a tragedy that your mother was not able to accept love from you. My guess is that deep down, she didn’t feel lovable, and she had to cover that shameful fact up with a bunch of br…
  4. It’s insane that these findings were made but nothing was done about it. All these years later, you are still waiting for the wrongs to be righted.
  5. I love you❤