Saturday, October 15, 2011
Steve Jobs - adopted but estranged
Steve Jobs was placed for adoption soon after birth in 1955 by his birth-mother, Joanne Schieble who was a college student at the time but who's parents disapproved of her boyfriend. Soon after graduating Ms. Schieble's father died and she was able to marry Job's birth-father, Abdulfattah 'John' Jandali. Together they had his sister, Mona, but the relationship eventually ended in divorce.
Steve Jobs knew of his birth-father but the two did not meet until 1985 and had little contact except for a few birthday cards since. Their estrangement was perhaps common of that era - but in some way this is the fear for Alienated Parents. Yet however these events influenced Steve Job's life - if they did - it did not stop him becoming one of the most important visionary's of our time.
Posted by Anonymous at 00:30