Thursday, 17 January 2013


As an adopted child, the search for a birth mother never quite leaves, however much one might pretend otherwise.

Shortly after my fiftieth birthday, I embarked on that search and, several months later, it has reached a conclusion.

According to the documents, my birth mother and father "went about together" in County Longford, Ireland during the summer of 1961 and, as a consequence, I was born in May 1962.

He being of the Roman Catholic faith, and she being Church of Ireland, marriage was apparently "out of the question" and so (fill in the gaps) I became a Coram Foundling.

Of late much Googling has been done and I have discovered many facts.

The pertinent news this week is that my birth mother died in 2002.

My search for her is over.

I am both saddened and gladdened by this news.

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