I am LDA

October 11, 2015

I learned last Tuesday that I am adopted. I will be 50 in December. These two facts place me solidly in a category of adoptees known as Late Discovery Adoptee (LDA). I learned this fact as I careened around the internet in my shock and disbelief. I found forums, I found books. I found out that I am not alone. I created this website to be a repository for data, to create a safe space for me to explore and vent, and to set up a sheltered email. If someone is reading this and needs those things too, please feel free to contact me. It’s been less than a week since my discovery but already I am beginning to see that there can be many common landmines and needs particular to the LDA that really deserve specific focus. Perhaps this will become a resource for other LDAs. If nothing else, apart from my own selfish needs, perhaps someone can be comforted if they see their own situation in mine.