Why Some Adoptees Have Mixed Feelings on Their Birthday

Photo Taken by Stephanie McCabe

As a child, we are taught that birthdays are a day to celebrate. Many individuals will throw a party to acknowledge and toast the person who is now a year older. Most importantly, it is a day to be reminded of how loved we are by our friends and family.

Our society has taught us that we should be happy and joyful on our birthday. We should be grateful to be alive and…