Research into your roots can turn up uncomfortable information. I’ve been trying to track down my biological father, and after a few false starts, I found an interesting lead. Just a day later, I turned up some facts that have changed how I look at my biological parents.

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It’s possible (though I as yet have no hard proof) that the relationship between my mother and father was unsavory. It would be easy to say that this doesn’t bear on me — they chose to pursue this relationship, I…



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