By Tara Overzat
The fact that a parent is out there somewhere, alive and breathing, is not enough to make them a parent. For all intents and purposes, I’ve been orphaned. For a really long time.
I didn’t used to think there was anything I could do about that, besides pray that one or both of my parents would change. Well, they haven’t.
So, I’m putting myself up for adoption. I won’t ask for much – the occasional pat on the back, an “Atta girl!” or a little bit of solid, worldly advice. In return, I’ll try to make you laugh and do my damnedest to be the best person I can be.
A little about me. I’m 27, getting my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and am working hard on finishing my first novel. I used to live in China, and went to University of Florida for my bachelors degree. I had a hard childhood, but am drug-free, healthy, and generally competent
I hope someone is out there to mentor me through adulthood and share some wisdom with me.
PS: This article gives me hope: ‘Unadoptable’ as child, man gets new parents