Hi there Tutsi
How lovely to here of your experince. Speaking as an adoptee, its not always a bed of roses growing up in a place where you have no genetic history - people are different and that can be quite confusing in many ways. Though I'm sure my life with my adopted family has been better than I could have ever experienced with the family of my birth.
If anyone is really interested in becoming acquainted with the issues involved, Nancy Newton Verrier, considered by many the pre-eminent figure in the issues affecting adoptive families is giving a talk this Saturday in London. Contact NORCAP (www.norcap.org.uk
) for details. I, for one, will be there.