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Modern Morals: My adoptive mother is going through chemotherapy – is it the wrong time to search for my birth mum?

Will I hurt my adoptive parents by trying to find her now?

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Locating a birth parent can be an overwhelming experience. Photo: Picture posed

Locating a birth parent can be an overwhelming experience. Photo: Picture posed

Locating a birth parent can be an overwhelming experience. Photo: Picture posed

Question: My adoptive mother was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. It came as an awful shock and I suppose it made me realise that life can take very unexpected turns.

I never wanted to find my birth mother before this, but I hadn’t written off the idea either. Now, the possibility of losing my adoptive mother has made me face my own mortality. I’ve realised I may never get the chance to meet my birth mother and I’m suddenly struck with this feeling of great urgency.


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