I guess lately I have become more accepting of my situation, that's not to say that I'm not still wanting answers, or curious. I'll always be curious to know more, always be searching, I'm just not angry anymore, I'm active. Lobbying and public speaking is meaning making for me, pulling a positive out of all of this for my own sanity and also to help other DC people. It's rewarding and helps me to feel as though my conception, DC status can mean something greater.
I've now been working as a foster care worker for 5 months and loving it. I love the children and trying to make a difference for them. Working in foster care has been a real eye opener and I guess the stark differences for children in foster care vs DC people is very apparent. The courts usually work towards reunification of children and their birth families... And where reunification is not possible links with birth family are encouraged, i.e. access visits. It is seen as a vital element of foster care that workers and carers allow for this contact. Yet in DC we are told our birth families are not important and those of us who do want to know our birth families are often met with questions as to why, opposition and some times, like in my situation, flat out refusal. I should be content with what I have, is what they say, get on with things.... For the most part I do, however I just think that all children should have the opportunity to know their family of origin, it should be there choice and not a right that is fought for.