Infantryman Christopher Harvey’s childhood ended at twelve years old when his mom casually told him that he was adopted. Consequently, adulthood for him began when he met his birth mother after he turned fifty. And he describes the thirty-eight years in between as a purgatory punctuated by panic attacks, emotional turmoil, and a number of missteps that almost miraculously led him to his birth family. In Do You Know Who I Am? Christopher lays out for the reader in retrospect a cautionary strategy for finding your own family over a generous timeline that can minimize emotional overexertion, curb severe disappointment, and (most importantly) preserve your dignity and sanity.
Adoptee Author: Christopher E. Harvey
Publication Year: 2023