Posted by: Linda Hoye | May 14, 2010

A Hollow Yearning

I came across the following quote by Alex Haley that seems to speak for adoptees who do not have access to their birth records.

In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning.  No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness. 

I am thankful that more and more adoptive parents realize the importance of allowing their children to know their heritage and to quell the disquieting loneliness as much as it is possible.


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