How easily we say the word “Adoption” without realizing how much emotions this single word holds. Adoption encompasses love, sorrow, compassion, joy, miracle, and hope. It is the craving for a family and above anything, it is the longing for love.
Foster parents shower the children with love. They try their best to give the child all that he or she deserves. Yet, somewhere the adopted children always wish to know about their biological parents, their birth family. Maybe it actually is the gene which compels the child to know more about their existence. Holly O’Brien felt that her life was incomplete. Never knowing who her birth parents were, she grew up trying to fit in the adopted world.
This story is from the life of a woman who belonged to South Korea. She was an adopted child, who was in a constant search of her birth ties. She always wondered if she could ever locate her biological mother. She would have felt really happy even if she ever came across any of her siblings if any. But in this huge world finding a family one knows nothing about is tough…
Though a little odd, none knows why do adopted children look for ways to reunite with their blood family. They must have been put up for adoption due to some reason, and still looking for missing pieces is not really appreciated. They should be careful that in their journey of finding old ties they do not hurt the feelings and emotions of the family who have given them love.
O’Brien has a fade memory of the initial years of her life. Her mother passed away right after delivering her. The poor little soul stepped into this world but the same moment her birth mother bid adieu to her. From the very first day of birth, O’Brien struggled for a living. Little did she know that it was only the beginning.
She recalls that it was probably difficult for her father to look after a girl as young as her alone. She needed a mother. Her father married another woman and O’Brien got a stepmother. And unfortunately, while she thought she would get a mother’s love, her new mom turned out to be the one we only heard in fairytales-the one who never looked after her.
As O’Brien grew a little old, she gradually developed more attachment to her father. He was the only one who loved her. She felt comfortable and secure with him, which she never felt with her new mom. But, fate had planned something terrible for the young one and a tragedy struck her.
O’Brien was very young and she never came to know that her father was an alcoholic. A child who was barely four in age could have never understood what a mess her father had landed in. As her father’s habit took over, one fine day alcohol took his life when he was found dead at a railway track. Things were just getting worse.