Adopted - Me?: So Who Do I Think I Am?

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At the age of 43, during my divorce and a child custody battle, I found out I had been adopted. Shock and disbelief changed to a gradual urge to seek out my natural parents. Years later, I eventually found my mother "hidden in a fairy-tale castle in the forest". That's what it seemed at the time. This then led to a sister, three brothers, a father, and an even larger family of cousins and their offspring. The next thirty years were a mixture of joy, relief, happiness, and fun whilst forging a new life for myself. Later, I experienced sadness, despair, and tragedy whilst helping to alleviate my birth mother's mental illness and caring for and losing four parents. I uncovered a dramatic 1930's love affair and 700 years of family genealogy with high-ranking seventeenth-century offi cials from the Church of England. I also discovered more about my birth father, a World War II RAF fighter pilot who nearly ended up being shot, escaping from Stalag Luft III, who owned a leading sock manufacturing company in the United Kingdom, run by the family since 1882. On the family tree, I found Victor Borge, the famous concert pianist and stand-up comedian. Finding my new family has been a very happy, rewarding, and interesting part of my life.

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Born in the Midlands in the mid-1930s but brought up in the South of England, the author discovered at the age of 43 that he was adopted at birth. He decided to search for his natural parents and applied to the various adoption agencies to explore records of the 1930s. This eventually led to an entirely new family with a 700-year-old history and opened up a completely new life, causing a range of emotions. His early studies of architecture and civil engineering led to a qualification in chartered engineering, allowing a broad and interesting career in the design and management of multimillion-pound projects in the United Kingdom, through to his retirement in 2001. He has been a keen sportsman all his life. He plays the piano, is passionate about a wide range of music, and is a member of many organisations, including the National Trust, and supports many other local groups involved in the history and preservation of our heritage.

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