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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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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Finding my half brother and sister

I was found by my sister after 40 years apart. I chronicalled this here, little did I know what I had lying in store for me. In the process of trying to find our dad we looked for marriage or death certificates and we found a marriage certificates for him. We were also able to find out he had 2 children a boy called Andrew Clark, and a girl called Lesley Clark. The thought of… 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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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