When you are adopted, you are adopted for life. Being adopted isn't just something you can quit or walk away from. How you deal with this is another story. Being educated in the Catholic School System is a double edged sword. I was a survivor of the torments from the kids and the abuses of the nuns and at the same time I received an excellent education. After St Charles and Padua I went on to Penn State University where I hold 2 degrees. I also earned a graduate degree from Biosystems Institute, Tempe Arizona and went on to become an AMA Board Certified and Registered Respiratory Therapist. In April of 2008, Ezine Articles.com published the first of 107 award winning articles that I had written. I have the highest level award issued by Ezine Articles.com on June 4th, 2008 and that is the Platinum Author Certification. Today, I am an avid videophile and photographer and enjoy my life with my wife Diane and 2 Doberman Pinschers.