“A lot of adopted kids are subject to a lot of introspection, probably more than most,” he said. “That constant wonder of who am I and where did this trait come from. I certainly did. I was a very introspective kid.”
Now that he’s met his birth mother, he talks to her a lot, catching up on the years that they missed.
“She has said I’m the person most like her on the face of the earth, and I would say she’s the person most like me, which has really aided the healing process,” he said.
He also feels closer to his family and finally has a successful serious relationship with a girlfriend — something he struggled with in the past.
Even though he already knows his birth mother, he wanted to reveal these intimate details of his story to help the law pass.
“I want them to do this for children who are minors, and children who are grown, and children who are middle-aged who live life with a hole in their heart and a ghost in the mirror,” he said.