Adoption

The Emotional Toll Of Adoption Reunion.

Moving beyond the fairy tale narrative.

Mindy Stern
Human Parts
Published in
5 min readOct 18, 2023

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My first father and me.

We walk along the sandy beach, the four of us. My biological father, his second wife, my husband, me. Low tide pulls Brewster Bay so far out, it looks like we could walk to the edge of the earth.

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