I read your posting: You met your birth mother who is a drug addict that wants nothing to do with you. I wanted to reach out and give you a big hug! What a hard situation to deal with!!! I'll give you a brief overview of my life - then you can take my advice or leave it (or you can e-mail me to talk further, if you like).
I was born to two drug addicts. They decided to keep me because they could collect welfare $$ by having me. (I have seen and been through lots of things that a child should never have to endure.) When I was approximately 13, I decided that I couldn't handle their lifestyle and I left home. A wonderful woman took me in and gained legal custody of me (boy was I lucky to have her in my life). My father has passed away (he was adopted at birth - I am looking for his birth parents now), but my mother is still living, and hasn't changed her life at all. I want you to know that I have forgiven her - BUT I don't have anything to do with her. I have children of my own now, and I don't have any room in my life for the stress that she brings.
Listen to your adoptive mother - forgive the biological mother - you'll feel better about that. Be thankful that your birth mom gave you up for adoption to a wonderful family - one that could take much better care of you and could give you a much better life. Understand where you came from, know where you are now and be thankful for it all!
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