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What the ‘Better Life’ Narrative Takes From Adoptees

Every adoption story is different

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“If I’d known, I would have raised you. I don’t know if you would’ve had a better life. My parents would have wanted you too. They would have helped.”

My biological father said that to me when I found him two years ago. I was 50 — the same age my…

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Mindy Stern

Mindy Stern

Screenwriter. Essayist. Novelist. Adoptee. www.themindystern.com

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