guardian.co.uk – David Waters – The Guardian
I had two shocks when I found out about my adopted half-sister. The first was that she existed. I was 15 in the late 70s when, during the course of my parents’ bitter divorce, I found out that Mum had had a child with another man when she was 17, and that this daughter, Lisa, had been adopted.
My older brother, Steve, and I were dumbstruck. I didn’t speak to Mum for the next few days as I mulled over the information, while the ground beneath me seemed to slip way. In my brother’s case, the revelation seemed to turn him against her.