I think Lena raises some important questions here. Any thoughts?
I’ve been mulling over this topic for a while now…as a doula, I witness the birth of new families all the time. As an adoptee, I can’t help but wonder how this experience of becoming a parent might carry a different meaning for adoptees.
What is it like to become pregnant when your mother hasn’t experienced pregnancy? What is it like to look into your child’s eyes and recognize yourself in someone else for the first time in your life? Does becoming a parent kindle a desire to search for birthparents? How does becoming a parent change your perspective on your childhood and the way you were raised? Does it make a difference, or not at all?
Read the rest of the blog post here More on Adoptees as Parents | Borders and Bridges.