Saturday, February 24

These people are my birth parents. I have written previously (on JustAskJudy) about being adopted, and about meeting my birth mother when I was 57.


My son is very nearly the spitting image of my birth father, and my younger daughter is very much like my birth mother, only prettier. Her chin and jawline are identical. She won't let me post a photo of her, or I'd compare the two. My son's photo was posted on 2-19.

If you missed the previous post about them, go to:


http://justaskjudy.blogspot.com/2005/02/how-i-met-my-birth-mother.html

27 comments:

scrappintwinmom said...

Wow. What an amazing story! Here via Michele.

Awareness said...

Hi there! Just catching up on your commentary and old photos....and on BEAGLES!!

I came home from work today, made dinner and promptly fell asleep! Now it's the middle of the night and I'm wide awake reading blogs!!

Thank you for the quotes and the beagle story.......made me laugh (quietly so as not to wake anyone :) )

Your pics and the stories behind them always intrigue me.....hmmmmm i think it's time to go through some of the old photos from my family history.....it's been a while.

have a great weekend, Judy.......

Hope you win Carmi's "caption this" this week......your headline was hilarious.

dana.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Utterly fascinating how these genetic things work, isn't it Judy? It is so nice to see these pictures having read the posts about being adopted and meeting your birth mother....!It must be very meaningful to have filled in these visual gaps as well as other things....

Love the new background color of your blog....It is very very pretty and soothing, too!

Blitz Krieg said...

I think any guy would can look good if he is wearing crackerjacks.

sage said...

I just read your adoption story, don't remember reading it before, but it is amazing. I have an adopted son (he's now an adult), but he was adopted at 11, so he knew his mother who had died. Through him, I got to know a lot of adopted children--it seems they have magnets that draw them together. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I'm going to be in the Wilmington and Pinehurst areas this week.

ET said...

I know how it is for someone not let you post a picture of them... that is a handicap I work around all the time.

Angie said...

You are fortunate to have those photos and the story to go with them.

colleen said...

I feel like I read this before but if I had why didn't I comment. Was I too shy and didn' know you then?! I have tears in my eyes. These kind of complicated reunions always tear me up. I fascinated by the draw the causes the coincidences and the honest way you told it, the feelings around it so mixed. The few people I know of today who have adopted keep some contact with the birth parents for the children from day one.

Bob-kat said...

It's amazing how you can see the resemblence in your children to your birth parents. It must have been great to fill in the gaps in your family history after so much time, but difficult too I think from reading your post about the meeting.

Michele sent me today :-)

claude said...

I had never read about your adoption story before. Quite an amzing story. Those resemblances are always surprising. One of my friends adopted a daughter who looks just like her although the mother is a brunette and the daughter a blonde. Resemblance is not only about features, it's also about facial expression and tone of voice.

Mr. Althouse said...

Hi Judy! I'll have to go back into your archives and read more... Right now I'm on my way up to Sugar Bowl with my youngest (17) boy to enjoy some of that (it's about time!) new snow!

Michele sends her best,
Mike

yellojkt said...

Those are both fine looking people and your kids are lucky to resemble them. I went and read your old post about your birth mother and it brought a tear to my eyes.

shopper said...

What an interesting story. I'm glad that you were able to find out the facts. Thanks for sharing!

raehan said...

Hi Judy! I was just wondering why you hadn't updated your blog (nothing showing up on bloglines) and then I went and remembered you had moved, so I 'm catching up.

Beautiful parents.

rosemary said...

gotta dig through the old blog, Judy....this is too interesting.

EvilTwin'sWife said...

I was also adopted and thru much searching, I know who my birth mother is and I think I have a correct address, but can't find a number. Wonder how a letter would go over?

Thanks for posting this. My son is the only person in my life I've ever seen who resembles me. My daughter does somewhat also, but she really favors The Evil Twin more.

Jamie Dawn said...

Your birth parents are both good looking which explains why you are so pretty!!

Happy Weekend!

EvilTwin'sWife said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I see you around on some of the other reglar blogs I read (wvsurfreport, etc.)

I saw that you also used to live in St. Albans! Small world. Feel free to email me at rosemaryw422@hotmail(dot)com

Chancy said...

Very moving and interesting story Judy. thanks

Anna said...

I love to see these Judy. You mom is beautiful and your dad is quite handsome. Did she give you these when you met her?

Cris said...

Hi Judy, quite a story, wow, your blog is like a journal we get addicted to, thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

Wow. Such a moving story. Thank you for sharing it.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I'm glad you were able to find your birth mother.

Mr. Althouse said...

I hurt in places that I didn't know I had places! It was fun, but I'm not 17 anymore. For that matter, I'm not 27 or 37 anymore either - but I'm not too old to recover. We had a blast and got out just before the next storm blew in.

Thanks for you comment earlier - my mom reads my blog, and the comments. I'm sure she'll appreciate yours - just as soon as she and my dad return from Las Vegas.

Mike

margalit said...

Genetics! They just don't lie, do they? It's so interesting how when birth parents finally are a part of your life, you see all these things that have made you...well, you! Just fascinating stuff, isn't it?

Here via Michele. I love the new blog, btw.

Weary Hag said...

It's always fun to see who in our bloodline our children resemble most. I'm really glad for you that you have these photos of your birth parents.

Raggedy said...

What an amazing story. I can see the resemblence in the pictures.
Hugs