Share your story – What it’s like to be me (you)

Share your story Are you in the adoption triad or have you been affected by adoption?  If so and you would like to share your story, we would be honored to do help you do this.   Your life story and experience is yours and yours alone and having the opportunity to tell it can be extremely cathartic and can also help others more than you know. https://youtu.be/Aoh0JHWTpjA If interested please email us at charsjargon@gmail.com so that we may further discuss this opportunity for you. &...
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The journey of self discovery

Please indulge me while I clarify that personally in my life do not refer to my parents as my “Adoptive parents”; they are my “parents”.  I only use these terms throughout my posts so that you can follow the bouncing ball. ;)  From here forward I will use A.D. for Adoptive Parents, B.P. for Birth Parents. I mentioned in a previous post that I do not recall a time that I did not know I was adopted, but this is worth repeating.  I say this because over the years of doing adoption reunions there...
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Heaven bound Father Day wishes to my father’s

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. ~ Pope John XXIII I don't know about you but I think that as an adoptee often we naturally go in search of our birth moms and our dads kind of come later.  We likely do this because we associate our Birth Mothers as the ones that birthed us and gave us up.  And I've been in the adoption triad long enough to know that there are many scenarios regarding ones relinquishment but I am just talking in the sense of how...
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Mothers Day…my perspective.

There is no other gift as great as that of your mother.  To have a “present” mother and one that takes you on the journey of mother and daughter is what every girl deserves.  At times the woman who births you isn’t the same one that nurtures you, supports you, shows you your value…your worth and drives you to be the best you that you can be. Whether you are a biological, adoptive, step mother legal guardian or otherwise; if you are the female figure raising children it is through you that t...
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My life and perspective as an adoptee.

My hope would be that in blogging about this and opening up this part of my life that I can in some way help you or someone to understand that it's OK to hope, it's OK to wonder, it perfectly understandable to be angry and to deal with abandonment issues and on and on an on. I haven't posted for a bit about this and I'm not sure why.  I think in part it comes from having felt I was "the little secret" which even now as an adult some still hope to keep that way.  I do need to clarify though th...
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To be or not to be…told that is.

In my last post I spoke about  not recalling being told I was adopted and that it feels like I always just knew.  Someone recently emailed me and shared their story that this was not how it was for them and asked my opinion as to how is their parents didn't see fit to tell hem until much later in life.  Our conversation was along the lines of my saying..." I was one of the fortunate ones that was obviously told at a young age and didn't have the trauma that comes with learning later in life that...
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Welcome to Char’s Jargon!

Welcome!  Thanks for checking out my blog and I'm thrilled you did!  Feel free to comment or just say hi anytime! In this blog you'll find musings about "all things mom" as well as life as I know it as an entrepreneur,  sister, friend, foodie, genealogist and other things that may pertain to my life and likely yours. I decided to start blogging so that we can share our opinions and experiences.  I hope that you feel free to jump in and give your input as well ask questions along the way. ...
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