Aimee sits down with her mother to talk about Aimee adoption process and how its had an effect on their life.
Aimee's mom a Filipina immigrant that came to the USA and worked as a medical transcriber and started her own dental practice.
Aimee's mom decided to go back to PI for vacation and she met with nun that knew the birth family.
While Mom worked with a lawyer on paperwork, Aimee went to live with her brother rather living in the orphanage.
Mom worked with Holt Agency in USA to do home inspection visits and preapprovals.
Classes were required in the beginning of the adoption process that covered raising an adoptee and that telling the child of their adoptee status before a certain age.
At 8 months old, Aimee's parents went to the Philippines to bring her home to USA. Her adoption was such an easy adoption process compared to other adoptions at the time.
Aimee was a happy baby and never cried!
Adopted when Mom was in her 40s.
Mom revealed her adoption while she was 5 years old in a very casual way.
Aimee shares with her mom about feeling unwanted as a child even if it was subconsciously.
Mom always believe that adoptees would be curious where they come from. It would be a natural curiosity and would support any reunion or search for any birth family.
Aimee did wish she was able to use more resources such as therapies during her search process.
Mom and Aimee talked about how adoption and separation hurt her in her childhood that lead to suicidal thoughts.
Adoptive parents may not approach their child to talk to adoption because they want us to feel like we are their child. But adoptees especially children may not have a language to talk about adoption.