Hi everyone...I am new to this group, my name is Lauren. I am here because I just found out yesterday that six years ago, on May 1st 2006, my sister and her (now) husband got pregnant and had a little boy who they gave up for adoption. Nobody in my family knew anything about this up until yesterday. I am in complete shock. I have a niece (who is the little boys full sister) she is 17 months old and the light of my life. I can't believe I have been an aunt for 6 years and had no idea. I feel so awful that I can't be apart of his life, don't get me wrong I am so glad he is being well taken care of, but I wish I would have known. Idk why they decided to come out with it now, my sister is so torn up. She said it eats her inside everyday... Idk how to cope with this. I hope one day I will get to meet him. Has anyone been through this? Any advice? Does anyone have advice from an adoptive mothers prospective? I know he was not my own child, just my nephew but I feel as though I lost my own child (I actually have lost a child a year ago due to stillbirth) Six years is a long time to not know. It has hit me really hard.
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