Adopted at the age of five
Was your Mother still alive
Were you abandoned
My mother always told us that she had been put in an
orphanage at the age of 4 and adopted by an older woman
when she was only 5 years old. She always told us that
she only remembered swinging on a gate waiting for her
father to come home. When he didn't my mother was
sent to an orphanage with her smaller sister.
My adopted Grandmother died when I was only 3.
So I don't remember her at all. I only remember the
horrific stories my mother told me about how she was
raised by this older widow and the one letter my grandmother
wrote me when I was a tiny baby.
Years after my Mother had passed away, my father
told me that my biological grandparents had not died,
but had put my mother and her little sister in an
orphanage for unknown reasons. My mother's biological
mother had attempted to contact my mother, but was
refused at the front door. My grandfather tried to also see
that my mother was okay. Another refusal by my mother.
I tried to find them by writing the Orphanage and the City
where she had been adopted. It was too late as all I could
find out was that everyone had passed away.