I am not really sure where to post this thread, so I am just choosing at random. I am adopted. I am the youngest of five kids, all adopted. My adoptive mom and dad have been the only parents I ever knew. I was placed with them straight from the hospital after I was born. I always knew I was adopted, and my parents told me the stories about my birthparents that they remembered. I have been noticing a lot of similarities between my niece and her mother and my other sister (my two sisters are half-sisters- they have the same birthmother). She seems to have hyperactivity like her aunt and anger issues like her mother. This got me to wondering about who I am like. I don't know a lot about my biological family. I sent a letter to DCF requesting the paperwork from my file so I could find out a little more about my birthparents. I got the papers in the mail yesterday. I wasn't planning on being alone when I got them, but that's how it turned out. I read through them and I was crying the first couple times. I read through the paperwork about 10 times. My mother had severe anger issues and it seems my father did too. They didn't get along very well- it seems like they were only together because of me. I found out a lot about my father that I didn't know- his first 4 wives died and 3 of his children died as well. My mother was his sixth wife. He was 50 and my Ma was 19 when I was born. I knew both my parents had alcohol issues, but it kinda kicked me in the gut when I read that my mother didn't even try to quit alcohol until the month before I was born- she was drinking pretty much the whole time she was pregnant with me. I don't really know who to talk about this with, but it's really overwhelming me at the moment, so I'm posting it on here.