Wendell Sailor reveals a heartbreaking question that he never asked his biological mother after she was adopted
“My children can see that pain in me”: League legend Wendell Sailor talks about the sadness of never being able to get answers from his biological mother about his adoption
- Wendell Sailor was adopted two days old and met his mother as a teenager
- Sailor said he and his mother didn’t have a good relationship before she died
- The 45-year-old said he should never ask why she had given him up for adoption
Rugby League and Union legend, Wendell Sailor, will never know the reason why his biological mother gave him up for adoption before she tragically died six months ago.
Sailor, 45, who represented Australia in both codes, was given up for adoption at two days old, but only discovered the details when he started high school.
Regarding Triple M’s Dead Set Legends program, Sailor said he was never able to get close to his biological mother, who left many “hollow things” in his life.
Wendell Sailor, 45, (photo) has revealed that he never asked his biological mother why she gave him up for adoption before she died six months ago
He was adopted by the neighbors of his biological mother Daniel and Alison Sailor and started to build a successful sports career.
When he was 15 years old, he met his biological mother for the first time.
“I didn’t really have a good relationship with her, because when I heard what she had experienced coming here, I didn’t feel sorry for her,” he said.
“The older I got, the more angry I got because I didn’t really ask her all the questions.”
Sailor said his mother had six children with four different partners and died of a heart attack last year after fighting cancer.
“It’s funny that I never asked my mother why she gave me up. I had family members tell me why and what hurts me now, I learned six months ago that she died and nobody really told me. “
“I know my children can see that and sometimes I wish I had asked why she had given me up for adoption. That’s the hard one.
The Rugby League and Union star was adopted at just two days old and only met his biological mother in his teens
“I’m sure she has a good explanation, but I’ll never know it now.”
Sailor also revealed that he had never met his birth father.
“It was hard because I never really did anything with it. For me and my mental health, I always go back – abandonment, “he said.
“There are some hollow things in my life.”
Sailor is now the father of three, with his son Tristan following in his footsteps and already putting on the St. George uniform at the age of 21.
Sailor is now a father of three with his son Tristan (together in the photo) who follows in his footsteps and already puts on the uniform of St. George at the age of 21