Life Is Like Riding A Bicycle

1759 WordsMar 10, 20168 Pages
“Life is about finding yourself Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein. At the age of 3, I was adopted into a very loving family. I always knew that I was adopted, although I don’t think it got my attention until I was about 7 years old when my brother (my adopted parents’ son) teased me and said I really was not his sister because I was adopted. That was when my parents sat me down and clearly explained that I was adopted. They loved me so much that they wanted me to have a better life living with them. I believe that I was one of the few adoptees that did not suffer from any problems growing up. Every family is special and many young people are fortunate to be adopted and placed with a two-parent or even a single parent family. A family who would try to show them a better life than what they could have been given. Although an adoptee may be shown all the love in the world, they may also be dealing with emotional and psychological problems. This paper is to try and shed some light on those feelings. The general purpose of this speech is to inform what I believe is the biggest challenges that young people go through day to day. Being adopted and the emptiness we go through as well the emotional and psychological effects that we deal with on a daily basis. I believe that the specific purpose is to inform not only adults, but other young adults as well, know how an
Open Document