My name is Rodney James and I’m an adoptee. I’m a forty-four-year-old supply chain professional living in the Sacramento, California area. I’m a father of three beautiful and intelligent young women.
I was raised by two amazing people who are no longer here, John and Eloris James. They didn’t tell me that I was adopted until I was about twelve years old, which caused major challenges. After I found out, it was hard for me to understand my purpose.
I know one thing; my parents did their best and did a great job in raising me.
Over ten years ago, while living in Virginia, my friend’s wife suggested I complete an Ancestry.com DNA Kit. I had little to no concern, as the only information I had about myself as I was abandoned in a hospital at birth.
About four years ago, I relocated back home to Sacramento from Virginia, to pursue a career change. While working I received a call from my friend’s wife and she stated, “…I found your brother”.
I couldn’t believe it. I had to leave work immediately and gather my thoughts.
I contacted my brother and I set up a meeting. At the meeting, I found out I had another brother as well.
I also found out that our mother had passed away in 1999. Two years prior to my adoptive mother, Eloris.
I later found out who my biological father was as well. Since the meeting, we’ve become great friends and I have created an awesome bond.
I’ve donated time and money my whole life, but after this union, I felt inclined to find an organization to donate to that supports adoption, adoptees, and adopters.
After extensive research, I found the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). I love the vision and mission that the organization represents. There’s a lot of people/children out there that need help and I feel like every person within organizations such as C.A.S.E. are like angels.
The adopters and adoptees alike are angels chosen for greatness to make this world a better place.
C.A.S.E. is here to make the world a better place. I’m glad there are reputable organizations like C.A.S.E., that facilitate the process of adoption and support the movement with meaning.
Written by Rodney James, Adult Adoptee, Monthly C.A.S.E. Donor