I Deserve To Know

Bryan Thao Worra said: “For transcultural adoptees, our lives are written in pencil. Everything you think you know about yourself can change in an instant.”

As I listen to audio of my natural mother in Costa Rica from two years ago, [that I recently had transcribed and translated for me], I feel more and more confused about who my mother was and how I spent the first four years of my life. I’ve grown accustomed to my adoptive parents altering the story of my childhood, now I’m hearing my biological family do the same. I sense they feel a need to protect me, but no matter how much they try to sugarcoat the past, the “unpleasant truth” remains my past, and I deserve to know it fully.

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