Barry's Blog

Dunfermline based web developer, long lost brother, husband, father, & guitarist

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Adoption and me

The inconvenient Child Growing up as a child is never easy, growing up as a child without any sense of connection to the world around you even more so. This was my reality, my take on the world around me growing up. I always knew I was adopted and roughly knowing what that meant and for the most part I was ok with it. I was raised by good people, my adopted father was a carpenter and adopted mother a school teacher. I almost never… View More

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First day

First day of the holidays after arriving and having drinks and a meal with friends we planned on coming here with we decided to do separate things this morning. Might meet up tonight we'll see how we all… View More

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Birth Mother - Family is family

Interesting how times move on, what was a massive issue one minuet is at best a minor incident at best the next. I Don't know how to explain it, but of late I have been getting to know my birth mother. Some weeks ago I went around to her house for coffee and chat. going in i felt something. Was it… View More

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Connecting with family

Spent the day with my daughter having taken her to my birth mother's house. Was so nice to see her just accepting and chatting away. It seems she's totally accepting of me having two mothers, she's really a godsend.… View More

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It's all family at the end of the day

Well today (well ok it was late last night but....) my sister big sister confirmed we had found our half brother and sister Andrew and Lesley. We introduced ourselves to them and as you can imagine they were a little surprised and taken aback by all this as they had no knowledge of either myself or Tracy! but i knew how weird it was for them as I had exactly the same encounter only last year when Tracy found me! It will take… View More

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Visiting my big sister

This weekend I'm visiting my big sister in Bristol but I also took my wife and daughter to meet her as they hadn't met her yet. Journey was long as we set off at 6 am and arrived before 15:00 since I'm the only one that can drive I was so tired. I really don't have the words to describe how happy i was to have my wife and daughter finally meeting my sister. Just felt so right, and so nice to be a real family.… View More

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Being found by my sister: 1 year on

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of me being found by my sister after 41 years apart. (documented here) It marks the end of not being connected to the world around me (With obvious… View More

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Family Get Together

I'm on holiday this week, and today on the first actual day my wife, daughter and myself met up with my half brother Andrew. Later on we went for coffee at the coffee shop where his wife worked and we picked her up after her shift finished. Then we headed back to their place where we had dinner and chatted some more. I also met up with my half sister Lesley too, it was so nice to see them again and Andrew and myself are so alike some people… View More

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Family update

Currently on holidays but thought I'd post an update on how things are going. My Birth Mother My birth mother and I still remain close and we have had long heart felt chats about our feelings and have been there for each other. Having my birth mother there makes everything feel so nice. Big sister Big sister and I remain as close as ever. I do try to not over crowd her and let her and her partner have as… View More

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The Pitfalls of Tracing Birth Family as an Adoptee

As an adoptee myself I have some experience in the area of tracing family members and the whole maze of pitfalls that surround it. I'm not an expert in this, but I will give what information and advice I have picked up and you may take it for what it is worth. Not all doors can be opened You can't unscramble eggs. Not a funny quote just a fact. You can't unlearn what you learn, and once you start your journey you could find… View More