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Would natural mother reject me too?

Byline: DEAR LINDA

MY sister and I were both adopted, three years apart. We had such a lovely childhood we never wanted to find out who our parents were. Once my sister had her little boy, though, she wanted to know about her background. With our adopted mum's support she traced her mother, who was pleased at firsts but then wrote last week that she didn't want her "new" family to find out and not to contact her again. My sister is so sad. I was thinking (seriously) about tracing my mother. Might I get the same treatment? * J.V. Cardiff LINDA SAYS: Your sister is not alone in experiencing that kind of disappointment and hurt. While many birth-parents are pleased, relieved and welcoming of contact, many are afraid of upsetting spouses, other natural children, or may find the reappearance of a "baby" over whom they once agonised very emotionally taxing. It's good to know your sister has a loving mother and sister to support her now and it's natural to assume you would receive the same care should you decide to trace your birth-mother. Don't rush into anything, and call BAAF Cymru (British Association for Adoption and Fostering) on 029 2076 1155.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 28, 2010
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