ADOPTION, ADDICTION, HEALING AND HELPING: A PERSONAL JOURNEY
At seven days old, David Bohl was adopted into a loving family. Even as he was embraced and doted on by parents who told him he was special because he was adopted, he felt confused about who he was. Why had someone relinquished him? What was wrong with him? This feeling was reinforced when, at the age of six, he shared the exciting news that he was adopted with his friends. They were not impressed. Instead, their faces showed pity and embarrassment. David knew then he was right. He was different, bad, and he withdrew.