An Open Secret
Brigitte, pictured above, is the latest in a long line of family members that have been adopted. This happened a month before her 9th birthday.
Working backwards, Brigitte’s mother, Amy, is my adopted child. I was adopted at age 14 by my (natural) mother, Jean, and her husband, Rus. Mom was adopted before she was even 1, and her own birth mother has a questionable link to her family.
This seems to be the new ‘normal’.
But it makes searching a family tree very tricky indeed.