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The Price Tag of Adoption

As an adoptee, I’m painfully aware that when money changes hands, humans become commodities

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I sat hunched over my phone at a small table in the windowless basement of the clothing store where I worked, and watched the New York state Assembly pass a law allowing adoptees access to their original birth…




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Mindy Stern

Mindy Stern

Screenwriter. Essayist. Novelist. Adoptee.

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