Every year on my birthday I give thanks to the woman who loved me enough to give me up for adoption. I couldn’t have asked for a better mother and father, and my family life was nothing but ordinary. As an aging adult, with no idea of whether I’m Swedish, German, Irish or _____(fill in the blank), not having any history also means I have no medical history. I would love to know more about my background, both to discover my roots and also to uncover any potential medical issues. I have jokingly said that all the women in my family may spontaneously combust at age 54, so I try to make the most of every day!