In Debby’s home adoption was an open topic because she was fostered by her grandparents and adopted by their daughter. Unfortunately, she wasn’t welcome as an adoptee by her adopted father and she and her family faced abuse by her stepfather. In reunion Debby found out her birth parents tried to stay together and she has full blood siblings. But her biological father has tried to deny she is his, even though she and the rest of the family know their truth.The post http://www.whoamireallypodcast.com/101-this-is-about-everybody/ (101 – This Is About Everybody) appeared first on http://www.whoamireallypodcast.com (Who Am I...Really? Podcast).
Debby (https://www.temi.com/editor/t/GlUQfl9zd3uYhOhszLDWtinTq2SoM5UZnF_OmJPJs7FQ7JnA_CMLWXMuejTlYNZjajTf1iScm5tgc9uwW0EbSrawl10?loadFrom=SharedLink&ts=3.07 (00:03)):
If someone had said, maybe you should wait and meet your mother first. I would have, but I didn't know and it's just that my birth mother had never, ever wanted to give me up, had lived with this and buried it for so long that she should have had the op the first opportunity. Who am I?
Damon (https://www.temi.com/editor/t/GlUQfl9zd3uYhOhszLDWtinTq2SoM5UZnF_OmJPJs7FQ7JnA_CMLWXMuejTlYNZjajTf1iScm5tgc9uwW0EbSrawl10?loadFrom=SharedLink&ts=35.88 (00:35)):
Am I? Who am I? Who am I? Hello, who am I? This is who am I really a podcast about adoptees that have located and connected with their biological family members. I'm Damon Davis and on today's show is Debby who called me from central Pennsylvania. In her home adoption was an open topic because she was fostered and adopted by the same family. Unfortunately, she wasn't welcome as an adoptee by her adopted father and she and her family faced abuse by her stepfather. In reunion Debby found out her birth parents tried to stay together and she has full blood siblings, but her biological father has tried to deny she is his even though she and the rest of the family know the truth. This is Debby's journey. Debby was born in Baltimore County, Maryland later adopted into a family with a biological son, five years, her senior, but her adopted mother had a unique relation to Debby and the adoption process.
Debby (https://www.temi.com/editor/t/GlUQfl9zd3uYhOhszLDWtinTq2SoM5UZnF_OmJPJs7FQ7JnA_CMLWXMuejTlYNZjajTf1iScm5tgc9uwW0EbSrawl10?loadFrom=SharedLink&ts=104.25 (01:44)):
Her parents actually were my foster parents.
Damon (https://www.temi.com/editor/t/GlUQfl9zd3uYhOhszLDWtinTq2SoM5UZnF_OmJPJs7FQ7JnA_CMLWXMuejTlYNZjajTf1iScm5tgc9uwW0EbSrawl10?loadFrom=SharedLink&ts=109.42 (01:49)):
Oh really? That's really interesting.
Debby (https://www.temi.com/editor/t/GlUQfl9zd3uYhOhszLDWtinTq2SoM5UZnF_OmJPJs7FQ7JnA_CMLWXMuejTlYNZjajTf1iScm5tgc9uwW0EbSrawl10?loadFrom=SharedLink&ts=112 (01:52)):
Yeah. I was taken to them at three days old and I was there until I was about to, but they had, their daughter had already decided that she wanted to adopt, she had some health issues and was having trouble conceiving again. So, um, I had, I was born with crossed eyes or a lazy eye and whatever you want to call it. And so the social workers felt that I probably was not going to be adoptable because admir County wasn't going to pay for that surgery. But, um, so she decided to adopt me and um, then they had it corrected. But so adoption was a pretty normal thing because my grandparents were foster parents, so kids came and went.
Damon (https://www.temi.com/editor/t/GlUQfl9zd3uYhOhszLDWtinTq2SoM5UZnF_OmJPJs7FQ7JnA_CMLWXMuejTlYNZjajTf1iScm5tgc9uwW0EbSrawl10?loadFrom=SharedLink&ts=165.32 (02:45)):
Debby's parents went on to have another son. So she is sandwiched in the middle of two biological boys in her family. She told me her father was a great dad to them taking them fishing and setting up those old school army men in mock wars. But she, and he never bonded because he never wanted to adopt the child. They never really did anything together.
Debby...

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