Adoption is complex and each adoption is unique. There is something that unites all adoptee though and it is loss. Many find happiness, joy, understanding, and their birth family while at the same time experiencing great pain. There are also adoptees who have had less ideal experiences. What they do with their life is up to each individual and many choose to write to make light of their lived experience. One of the perks of being an adoptee is realizing that we are powerful beyond all measure and the way we tell our stories is beautiful, thought-provoking, painful, insightful, humorous and unique.