What I Want You to Know is a series of
reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their
personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the
unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to
this series,
click here. Today’s guest posts is by Nancy Stetson .

I was adopted into a wonderful family. My dad was a doctor and knew my
birth right mom. Met her in the hospital and I turned out to be a
private adoption. I did have a great life growing up…well taken care
of and well loved but still I wanted to know my birth family. My
sister and brother were adopted as well but we are all from different
families. I seemed to be the only curious one to find out where I came

I went through ALMA (Adoptees Liberated Movement Assoc) and my
husband was a great supporter and helped me so much. We did get my birth
certificate. I felt no emotion as I saw my different name Baby Girl
Cole on the paper laid before me. I was the only one in my class that did
not find my birth family.

My husband is a pastor and we have prayed many times to find my birth family. I prayed to find any siblings. The
door just seems to slam every time we try to find them. Perhaps God is protecting me
from something. My birth right mom just
may be dead.

I am 65 years old. She was 29 years old when she had me.
There are several stories concerning my adoption and my dad (adopted
dad) would tell me nothing…he is now dead. Mom (adopted mom) knew
nothing. Just so sad. I wish I knew if I looked like anyone.

I was blessed with a beautiful daughter and
praise God she looks just like me!! That was a God thing. But still that
yearning to know will always be there. What did my mom and dad look
like? Sometimes when I see someone that resembles me I wonder if that
is part of my family.

We have
tried so hard but nothing. I wonder if I will find at all before I die. Our daughter and husband are
trying hard to adopt. But nothing yet and they are sooo discouraged.
They have not been able to have children and are broken hearted. Her
husband is 42 and she is 36. They are worried that they will be too old
as time goes by.

God bless
and if you believe in Jesus and prayer please pray for all of us. Thank