She talks about the challenge of her childhood, craving a connection, but having the one she shared with her Dad snuffed out.
Her search, which began with Adoption Network Cleveland where she found an ally in a birth mother in the group. Along the way Michelle felt the shame of her simple request to have access to her own records, and was met with secondary rejection.
Luckily, Michelle has found the one person she now shares an undeniable bond with -- the one she's always needed.
She said that adoption shaped her, her lack of attachment to her biological family forever changed her to her core. But she's moving forward with all the joys in the family she built and with the family she's found.