We Find Our Birth Parents to Find Ourselves

To know where you’re going, you need to know where you’re from

Mindy Stern
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6 min readJul 7, 2021


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“If your own parents didn’t want you, what are you doing here?” — Olivier Rousteing, Wonder Boy

We sit at her small glass kitchen table. The Scrabble board she’s had since college takes up most of it, the…