We were watching the series finale of Monk tonight. By the end, my wife turned to me and said, "Adoption really seems to follow you everywhere." It's true. Even on a show that has not brought up adoption before (at least while I've been watching), it comes up when you least expect it.
So I'm sitting there, watching a fictional adoptee, talk to the man who married her mother. And I'm getting teary from listening to him tell her about the mother she will never get to know.
I mean really... this isn't even a real adoptee. But I know people this has happened to.
It wasn't the point of the show. It wasn't even a main element of the scene that it was in. But it struck so many chords, hit so many triggers...
And I sat there wondering how anyone could think this wasn't important. That knowing where we come from doesn't matter.
I can't imagine that thought process. I just can't.