You Are All You Have

Being adopted is not an easy life. But, as long as you can trust yourself that you will never give up on yourself, you are one step closer to acceptance, forgiveness and happiness.

You are who you are and you should never be ashamed of it.

I was adopted from Seoul, South Korea at 19 months old.

I’ve definitely had my fair share of challenges since being adopted.

My adoptive parents divorced when I was six years of age.

I felt abandoned, again.

The biggest challenge I had to overcome since being adopted was finding myself.

I still feel as if I never will.

I struggle with abandonment, anxiety, over sharing and keeping everything under control. 

Throughout the years, I have learned to not care what others think of me.

I’ve decided to be more independent and do what I can in order to become the best version of myself.

For those who are in a similar position, always remember to:

1). Keep a positive attitude in life no matter what the circumstances may be

2). Maintain positive relationships with friends and loved ones

I understand what it is like to be different.

I know I have another culture to learn from.

I am proud of the country I was born in.