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"I never imagined                                
I’d find a friend like you                  
Someone who understands                
Family I never knew"

When I began writing original songs about my adoption experience and sharing other adoptee's stories, I had a few audiences in mind. I really want to reach adoptive parents and i really wanted to reach younger adoptees.

This song is dedicated to the younger generations of adoptees. I wanted to let them know that my generation of adoptees are here for them and that we had similar experiences and questions growing up. My work at heritage camps gave me an opportunity to meet the new generations of adoptees and watch them grow up to be adults. I'll be here if they need to talk to someone. <3

Many thanks to Vietnamese adoptee Kali Hauck for singing on this track. Thank you for being part of this special song. Check out our performance at Vietnamese Heritage Camp in Estes Park in 2012


Someone Like Me
by Jared Rehberg

V1:
I need this connection                        
Much more than I thought I would   
Feels good to belong somewhere       
I’m often misunderstood                   

It makes a difference                         
To know you’re out there                  
Someone to talk to                             
So many stories to share                    

CHORUS:

I’m glad I found you                         
Even though were far apart              
We can’t change how we got here     
but I’m proud of who we are             
Today is not forever                           
Hold on for a better day                    
     
I can see in your eyes                         
You were looking                             
For someone like me                          

V2:
I never imagined                                
I’d find a friend like you                  
Someone who understands                
Family I never knew                          

If you ever need me                           
Reach out and I’ll be there                
It means so much                               
Just to know that you care                 

Break/Bridge:

You’re not alone                                
I’m on your side                                 
In the darkness, I will be the light     
You. Will. Be. My. Family                                     
For the rest of my life                                                      

                                                           
V3:
I know your struggles                        
I’ve carried all that weight                 
I wiped away my tears                       
I’ve had one those days                     

I give to you                                       
You gave so much to me                   
You encouraged me                           
Every step of the way                        

CHORUS:

I’m allot like you
You’re allot like me                                               
I am                                                 
Who I want to be                               

Ending:

Today is not forever                           
Hold on for a better day                 
     
I can see in your eyes                        
You were looking                           
For someone like me