Simon was adopted at 5 weeks old and told so young that he doesn’t ever remember not knowing. The adoption went well, he had a happy childhood apart from some bullying. He joined the family business after university and took over when his parents retired. Success proved elusive and when it finally came, a hollow victory. Around that time he found out that his childhood teddy bear was a gift from my birth mother. This led to an eruption of anger and feeling unloved, kickstarting a search for answers and solutions and eventually a desire to help others with what he’s learned. He now works with adoptees and adoptive parents to empower them to thrive.