A social network for adults affected by adoption
This site offers adult adoptees and those affected by adoption, an opportunity to share their experiences in a safe and supportive community. It's a place where we can explore our adoption journey's in a way that is meaningful to each of us.
It is a place where you will find others who can empathise with how you feel, they've been there too. It is a place where your opinions, your views and values will be respected. Above all it is a place where 'adoption' is not a dirty word, a word to feel ashamed or scared of but a word which adds a broader dimension to our lives that only those of us who are involved with adoption understand.
There are life long consequences of being adopted or giving up a child to adoption and our individual journeys are all different. For some they are the journey of dreams and for others the journey of nightmares.
There are many things adoptees have in common whether it is that we were not brought up by our birth mother or father or that we didn't grow up with our siblings, we each have a story to share. So whilst the journeys and destinations are all different the fundamental sense of finding The Me Inside is a common bond between us.
For those of us that have been a first mother there is is often a sense of wondering 'what if' and for many women this feeling remains. Many spend years searching or waiting for their child to find them. Some have the most wonderful reunions whilst others find further heartache.
We can never predict how our lives will turn out or how we will feel as we meet each new and complex challenge. Wherever our individual journey takes us it is important that we each feel confident to express our feelings and thoughts so we can each make sense of who we are.
It is the intention that The Me Inside will offer a forum for us to do that.
Whether you are adopted, a first mother or father or an adoptive parent The Me Inside welcomes you.
“Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone,
but still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
you didn’t grow under my heart, but in it.”
Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical.
By choice, we have become a family, first in our hearts, and finally in breath and being. Great expectations are good; great experiences are better.