THE BOTTOM HAS FALLEN OUT OF MY WORLD
My parents told me yesterday that I’m adopted and I feel as if the bottom has fallen out of my world.
I was so proud of our family history and the fact that my parents and most of my aunts and uncles are professional people.
I’m in grade 12 and have worked really hard at school because I also want to go to university like my family. But now I’ve discovered they aren’t really my family – it feels as if my whole life is a sham and that I’ve worked so hard for nothing! Melany, email
You’re lucky to have been adopted by a family with pride, a strong sense of tradition and the motivation to achieve in life. As an adopted child you may not have the same DNA, but your history