My Story – Judith Craig Morency

JCM Photo - Copy (2)My name is Judith Craig Morency and I am ADOPTED! This of course is not all that defines me I’m also Haitian-Canadian, currently residing in London, England, 30-something, a Social Worker, a wife and a mother. I’ve always loved writing since I was a child and kept diaries and journals from the age of 8! Throughout high school and University I wrote in my journals periodically but in 2005 it picked up again as I moved from Canada to England. My sisters gave me a journal to chart my experiences and it became very therapeutic.

I’ve grown up talking about my experiences as a transracial adoptee and I think now it’s a good time to record them and share them with a wider audience in the hopes that it will assist others as they journey through the world of adoption.

My adoption journey began almost 35 years ago when I was found in a ditch in the ground on a road in Cap Haitien, Haiti with no identification. I was taken to the local hospital where I was cared for until I transferred to an orphanage in Port-au-Prince where I lived for 3 months before being adopted to Canada by a white family!

I’ll be sharing my experiences of growing up Black in a White family and what it was like to return to my homeland 27 years later in search of my family and my identity, in various articles I will write in ‘Family Matters’. I welcome feedback and questions as we go on this exhilarating journey together through adoption.

Email me at: judith@adoptionarena.com

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Best wishes,

Judith

Author: Judith Craig-Morency

I work as a Social Worker with children who are looked after and in foster placements or residential homes. I also undertake assessments of prospective foster carer’s and adopters and train them in preparation groups. I also share my personal story of adoption at various adoption forums. Read more

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