Why Some Adoptees Have Mixed Feelings on Their Birthday

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Where would I be if I wasn’t adopted? What would my life be like? Would I be in foster care? Would I still be with my birth mother? Does my birth mother think about me on my birthday? Does she care? Would I be as loved as I am now?

Primal wound is a “wound which is physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual that is caused by the separation of a child from their biological mother” (Verrier, 1993, p. XXI).

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