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As an adoptee, how did making the film affect you?

I had the opportunity to meet my biological mother only once before she passed away. And since her death I always wondered what our relationship might have been like if we had spent more time together. I always wanted to hear her version of the story and to have a honest conversation about what she went through. I didn’t get that chance. However, as I interviewed these mothers in Costa Rica, I felt like my mother was speaking through them. I was asked repeatedly if I resented my mother and to describe what my experience being separated from her was like. I felt an unexpected connection to these women. When I began this film I wondered if it would bring me closer to my birth mother. I was skeptical at first, but it did in the most unexpected way – through the constant declarations of love and expressions of regret I heard from these mothers.

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