It’s All About Family

Mom and Dad
Bonnie, Ian and Stephanie

I searched for my birth family for many years. I didn’t stop searching until I had identified my birthparents. My search took 35 years! Curiosity never let me down. I was driven by an innate desire to know my original identity. Throughout my search, I felt I was asking for information that belonged to me! I believe that identity is personal and sacred.

Many events occurred during my 35 year search. It was a fascinating journey. I wrote an early journal after the first five years. After that, friends and family encouraged me to record new events along the way. Eventually I decided to get back to writing. I incorporated my first journal into this memoir. After a couple of years, I was able to say that I was working on a book!

My book is a memoir. And, it turned out to be about my family and my life, not just the search for my birthparents. This memoir is for my family–my husband, my children, my grandchildren, and future generations.

My memoir is also for the families of my birthparents. By knowing them, I hope to honor the memories of my birthmother and birthfather.

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Emily Izzo

2 years ago

Can’t wait to read it!!

bonnieparsons8472

2 years ago

Thanks!! <3

Parsons Ralph

2 years ago

I admire both your peristance and your “ detective” skills. You certainly have experienced the rewards of your arduous and lengthy journey.

bonnieparsons8472

2 years ago

Thanks, Uncle Ralph!

Lisa Cross

2 years ago

Looking forward to reading it!
You are inspirational!

bonnieparsons8472

2 years ago

Thanks, Lisa! Thanks for your support.

Marc Mercier

2 years ago

So looking forward to reading your book! It definitely took a long time but it paid off at the end. Perseverance is the key. So happy that we found each other in your journey

bonnieparsons8472

2 years ago

Me too!!

Pat Tambacas

2 years ago

Bonnie, I am also looking forward to reading about your journey. It seems so long ago that you \ first shared your intentions to locate your birth family with me. How excited I was for you when you met the first family members. I can hardly wait to read about the many joyous meetings yoy’ve had since then. Love, Pat

bonnieparsons8472

2 years ago

Dear Pat, It was long ago! Ha! But now the journey is complete. Thank you for all your support over the years. xo

Del and Marie Marwedel

2 years ago

This is such exciting news! We think your memoir will be a great inspiration for others. We are sharing your blog with Marie’s Golden Girls Book Club and look forward to reading, “Young Love” this spring!
All the best,
Del and Marie Marwedel

bonnieparsons8472

2 years ago

Thanks for sharing my blog. I truly appreciate your interest and support.

“there is no one like YOU”

You’re Here–Welcome!

My name is Bonnie. My parents adopted me when I was 8 months old. I’ve written a memoir about my life and the difficult search for my original identity. After 35 years, I have my answers!
I hope my story is an inspiration for you or someone you know who is searching for their birth parents and family ancestry.

Which came first–the chicken or the egg? Or in my case–the book or the blog?

Good question!  The book came first. My blog has the same name as the book. Each blog post tells you something about me. By nature, a memoir is personal. My persistence to find answers to my identity and write a memoir was a soul-searching, personal journey. It’s sad at times, but often fun and joyful.

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