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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Guest Author: "Conceived in Rape"

By Guest Author: "Jill"

This is Jill's original narrative that was incorporated into Amanda's post "A Reality of Domestic Violence: Coming to Terms With Having a Parent who did Something....Awful" which appeared at www.declassifiedadoptee.com on February 26, 2012.

When Amanda asked me to write about my perspective as a person being conceived in rape, at first, I didn’t feel like I was qualified.  You see, I don’t really know that I was conceived in rape; I only know that I was possibly conceived in rape.  When I found my birthmother in 2006, through the help of post-adoption services at my Agency, it wasn’t  even a thought – a possibility.  I had received my non-identifying information 20 years before and with the amount of information listed about my birthfather, I had no inkling that this was anything but a relationship between my birth parents during a time period (1960s) that it wasn’t socially acceptable to be a single parent.  Or so I thought.  That was what I was told my whole life.