Us - transracial adoptive family
Me (aka Geochick) - 40 something, (what!?) civil engineer, wife, adoptive mom, introvert/extrovert, ranty, former ballerina, former Jazzercise instructor, gym rat, skier, road cyclist, sometimes yogi
S - engineer, patient husband, adoptive dad, introvert, mountain biker, sometimes road cyclist, skier
X - Asian Indian and Latino, eldest son, analytical, athletic, cautious, extrovert
C - X's first mother, Asian Indian, open adoption
Baby Z - White, youngest son, bubbly, eater, mover, extrovert
J and J - Baby Z's first parents, semi-open letters-only adoption
Therapist #1 - Catalyst to me starting to realize I need to address messed up family dynamics in my family. Moved out of country after 2 years seeing her. 2012-2014
Therapist #2 (Dr. D) - 2 years with her was rough and too clinical, but helped me realize the type of care I need. 2015-2017
Therapist #3 - EMDR and trauma specialist. 2017-
Stretch Guy - The person I will forever be grateful to for recognizing how trauma was affecting my body. Mentor as I move through healing. 2017-
Dr. M - Network Chiropractor. Helping my body release tension. 2018-
L - my full brother. younger.
Uncle B - Biological father's brother who called me at work one day, 40 years after my mom divorced my dad, moved away and cut us off from that family.
Uncle J - Biological father's brother. Was unsure about contacting me and L after his wife found my information online.
Aunt L - The one who found me online and found my work phone number then sat on it unsure what to do.