This question was asked by my husband on our third date. My reply, “what’s it like to not be adopted?” His question hints at a certain reality, a reality that took me nearly 24 years to really figure out. There is a difference in the experience of an adopted child to that of a non-adopted child. Certainly, each of our childhood experiences vary whether we are adopted or not but, I think there are certain experiences or feelings or thoughts that are perhaps more common among the adoptee set. This is part of the “part project” portion of this blog. I’d like this to be a place to store some of my thoughts as an adoptee. Not all of my thoughts, fortunately, but a few. Stay tuned.