I'm 34 years old. I've have struggled with debilitating depression for most of my life (thankfully under control now). I have a son who went through severe depression at the age of 10 and my daughter has severe anxiety and chronic depression. I knew my paternal grandfather was adopted. I always assumed he was adopted at birth and so we knew nothing about his family. In other conversation with my mom tonight I found out that my grandfather was adopted out of foster care. HIS father murdered his wife and their two other children, then killed himself. The only reason my grandfather survived is because he was next door at the neighbors. He was 2 1/2 at the time. Don't you think this might have been good information to know given our history???? I never knew my paternal grandfather. He and my grandmother divorced when my dad was a kid. The man I called my grandfather was actually my dad's step-dad and he married my grandmother when my dad was a teenager (I think...he was a minor). My paternal grandfather died when I was 10 and I never met him. He was a heavy alcoholic..all kinds of issues. That I knew. Didn't know the other stuff. But, it's not like it was some big family secret cause he wasn't part of the family. It just blows me away that my mother never told me this. I'm waiting on my grandmother to call me back.