Finding My Birth Family: Blood is Thicker Than Daughter

Last year I wrote a piece for BUST Magazine on how finding my birth family (specifically finding out I come from a family of political, proactive Sorensens) helped me find myself.

It’s not always easy being adopted, at least it wasn’t for me. Finding out about my ancestors, and finding some wonderful relatives (sister, brothers, uncle, aunt, cousins) has helped me feel a lot better about myself. In the context of my birth family, I’m not some screwy, protest-y opinionated pain in the ass. They’re OK, and I’m OK.

I was even able to buy a book about my family (on my father’s side). Cool!


Dixie Laite - Dame Town Writer

Author: Dixie Laite

I'm Dixie Laite -- a writer, speaker, and branding consultant in New York City. For over 40 years I've been a bullshit-slaying, classic movies-obsessing, animal-loving dame. For over 40 years I have been working on figuring out how to be a woman. Some of it I nailed, a lot of it I'm still trying to get a handle on. Let's figure this shit out together!

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