A Hollow Yearning

I came across the following quote by Alex Haley that seems to speak for adoptees who do not have access to their birth records.

In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning.  No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness. 

I am thankful that more and more adoptive parents realize the importance of allowing their children to know their heritage and to quell the disquieting loneliness as much as it is possible.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.

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