Why Do We Never Discuss Birth Fathers?

They’re glaringly absent from the adoption discourse

A.J. Bryant
3 min readJun 14, 2023

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Silhouette of a father holding a son and the child is pointing with outstretched arm.
Photo by Ante Hamersmit on Unsplash

My Dad is one of my best friends. But this post is about my biological Father, whom I know nothing about.

Are we the same height? Do we have similar body types? Does he have a deep bass voice or long thin “good for piano” fingers?

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A.J. Bryant

Adopted from Kerala. I write about adoption, my intercultural marriage, contemporary India and more. Prawns are my love language.