You’ve located your birth mom but you haven’t made contact yet. You’re wondering what you should call her. Mom? Mother? Her first name? This article explores how to think about this delicate issue.
If you’re the product of a closed adoption, you’ve thought about finding your birth mom. And you’ve wondered whether she’d welcome the attempt or rebuff you. Every adult adoptee (from a closed adoption) ponders the question, imagining what the reunion will be like.
You just found out that your dad…is not your dad. Biologically-speaking, that is. You probably feel shellshocked. Hoodwinked. Dazed. Having your identity shattered is about as fun as getting a root canal without anesthetic.
Once you find your birth mother, what should you call her? As we discuss in our article about what titles are appropriate for an adoptee to call his or her birth mom, there are no right or wrong answers.
If you have Irish ancestry and have started tracing your Irish family tree, you’ve probably noticed that Irish genealogy is…complicated. Fortunately, this article can help you get on your way to tracking down your Irish ancestors.
You’ve taken a DNA test and found one or more unexpected matches. Buckle up: your family history is a bit more…complicated than you’ve been led to believe.