Personal Stories

Learning about other people’s experiences can be helpful in validating your own experience and knowing that you are not alone. Here are some personal stories from VANISH service users who have been affected by past adoption practices and separation from family. 

Now there are many books, articles, documentaries, blogs, and podcasts that focus on a range of adoption-related topics. If you would like recommendations of further material, please contact us.

Mark’s Story

Mark’s Story

I was born in 1963 and adopted six weeks later.  At the age of six, I was told I was adopted and...

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