Being adopted can be a bittersweet moment. On the sweet side, you are grateful enough to get a second chance at a family, with love and support that your biological family could not do provide. However, the bitter side of being adopted is not being able to connect with your biological family, who have the same DNA and therefore a similar appearance, likes, dislikes, talents, and personalities.
Many people who grow up adopted always feel like there is a piece of them missing, which often leads to a search for their biological family.
Mrs. Belcourt and her husband tried to have children, but unfortunately, they suffered from several miscarriages, according to Fox 4. Being unable to have children is utterly devastating for many families, but the Belcourt family decided to move on and adopt instead.
They were overjoyed to welcome Wendy Belcourt into their family as a baby.
“We loved Wendy from the moment we met her, and we will love her forever,” said Mrs. Belcourt.
Although Wendy was adopted by a loving family, she could not help but feel like there was “a gap” in her history. While her adoptive mother explained that she would do anything for her, she said, “I just didn’t know what she needed.”
Wendy told WDAF Kansas City that she did not feel complete.
“There was never anyone for me to mirror or relate to as far as looks,” she said.
She started the hunt for her biological family.
Searching for her biological family became an urgent matter in Wendy’s life—but when found out she was pregnant in 1996, her need to find her family seemed even more pressing.
“I had zero family health history, which I already had some issues going on, so it just became really important to find information.”
However, Wendy’s chances of finding information was made harder since she did not have access to her birth certificate, and all her hard work yielded little results. But in 2001 she was finally able to access her adoption agency’s records, revealing more information than she had expected.
She was heartbroken to discover her mother had already passed away. Not only was Wendy not able to meet her own mother, she told Fox 4 that she felt like it was a “dead end” for the search of her family.
Yet Wendy found out all hope was not lost when her biological father stepped in. He agreed to meet her and introduce her to her mother’s side of the family.
“We met 16 people in one day,” Wendy said, filled with emotion. She described her feelings at that time as overwhelming and positive.
Wendy was able to meet her six siblings, as well as aunts and uncles. Her “gap” had been filled, thanks to the support of her adoptive mother and biological dad.