This Adoptee Found Out Blood is Thicker Than Daughter

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. Check it out!

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 Sarah "Dixie" Laite -- a writer and branding consultant in New York City. I love classic movies, animals, flea markets, and "Law & Order" re-runs. I live with my husband, 2 dogs and 5 parrots in midtown Manhattan.All my life I've been obsessed with figuring out how to navigate life as a woman. There are endless books, TV shows, gurus, guys, movies and magazines out there to guide you. But now that I'm closing in on 60, I've noticed that the old rules don't apply, and most of the role models aren't old enough.I'm older now. I know more and I weigh more. I want to be inspired and I want to inspire. Let's get a handle on this shit and figure it out together.

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