Adopted but happy

Autobiography: My start into a fulfilled life

Catalina Pfranger
Catalina Pfranger Fehraltorf, CH

Project Overview

At the age of 50 years old I understood that I AM the most important person in my life. As an adoptee child, I suffered trauma for years until I listened to my intuition and changed my life. When I unexpectedly "found" my two sisters in Colombia, my life tasks became very clear to me: to write my autobiography in order to pass on my experiences to those who have been adopted, parents and to those who are interested.

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Funding goals

  1. Stage 1:

    6.000 CHF

    23% funded

    Start for the print of the first edition of my autobiography.

    The book should be published in March 2021.

    Yaaaay!

  2. Finish Stage:

    6.500 CHF

    0% funded

    With the excess of the total amount I will order the translation into English and Spanish.

I was adopted at the age of two weeks, in 1970, in Colombia by Swiss family. Even if I always knew that I was adopted, I always felt very different to my new family and to my surrounding.

What I didn't know at the time is that EVERY adoptivee carries a trauma of abandonment. It arises from the moment it is separated from the biological mother.

I struggled with this trauma for most of my life. It showed up above all through the emotions. As a child I had tantrums, I was very sensitive, I mostly felt misunderstood, I could not express myself and I had no self-confidence, etc. I was trapped in my life and didn't know what to do about it.

At the age of 48 I realized that I didn't want to continue living the way I was. My intuition told me that there is more "out there" than just working to pay bills. I had no idea how or what to do. But as soon as my decision was made, I got all the answers from Universum. I got to know great people who supported me and helped redefine my way of thinking, my emotions and my beliefs. I let go of old beliefs, I forgave myself and my surrounding, and I was allowed to heal my wounds. And today I can proudly say that I can finally be ME!

At the beginning of 2020 I received the greatest gift of my life: I found - within 3 hours - and without doing anything, my two biological sisters in Bogotá when I only wanted to attend a course there. That was reason enough for me to write my autobiography in quarantine time, because I could hardly believe what had happened. And now, a few months later, I've found a great publisher that wants to publish my book. What a "coincidence".

I have not only written my book for myself, it is also intended to support adults adoptees and adoptive parents who want to understand better their child.

It is important to me that you know that every single person can heal and resolve their trauma. We don't have to live in self-pity, unhappiness and sadness until the end of our lives. Rather, we should live in the NOW and shine with love and joy because it is our birthright.
Writing down my life story has shown me the various intense facets of my experiences, that are part of my healing process. This was very important to me because it helped me to realize who I am, and who I want to be today.
My autobiography is not just the narrative of my life.
It is intended to serve as support for adult adoptees and for adoptees parents.

Because what I have experienced, can be achieved by any other person who wants to change their life.
The 6000.- CHF go to my participation in the first edition of my book, the remaining CHF 500.- are already the translation into Spanish (my mother tongue) and English.
I support adult adoptees who feel they are missing a place in the world. I help them to bring their inner worth to feel grounded and find a home within themselves. This way they can realize that they can make as much of a difference on this planet as anyone else.
Adopted but happy
Catalina Pfranger
Catalina Pfranger
Fehraltorf, CH
Supporter & Coach for Adult Adoptees

Hola! My name is Catalina, I turned 50 this year. I was adopted by a Swiss family in Colombia in 1970, when I was two weeks old. I always knew that I was adopted and I realized relatively quickly that I was different.



What I didn't know at the time is that EVERY adoptee carries a trauma of abdonement. It arises from the moment we are separated from our biological mother.



I struggled with these trauma for most of my life. It showed up above all through the emotions. As a child I had tantrums, I was very sensitive, I mostly felt misunderstood, I couldn't express myself and I had no self-confidence. I was trapped in my life and didn't know what to do about it.



At the age of 48 I realized that I didn't want to continue the way I lived. My intuition told me that there is more "out there" than just working to pay bills. I had no idea how or what to do. But as soon as I was took that decision, the universe delivered all of the answers. I got to know amazing people who supported me and helped redefine my way of thinking, my emotions and my beliefs. I let go of old beliefs, I forgave myself and my surrounding, and I was allowed to heal my wounds. And today I can proudly say that I can finally be ME!



At the beginning of 2020 I also received the greatest gift of my life: I found - within 3 hours - and without doing anything about it, my two biological sisters in Bogotá when I "only" wanted to attend a course there. That was reason enough for me to write my autobiography in quarantine time, because I could hardly believe what had happened. And now, a few months later, I've found a great publisher that wants to publish my book.



My book is not only my autobiography but it should also serve as a support for adults adoptees, and also for adoptive parents who want to understand their child better.



It is important to me that you know that everyone can heal their trauma - and solve it. We don't have to live in self-pity, unhappiness and sadness until the end of our lives. Rather, we should live in the NOW and shine full of selflove and joy, because it is our birthright.

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