La voz del Hijo

“It’s a space created for all adoptees who want to speak and express themselves. A place where they can feel understood and not alone, without being judged, in this very winding journey that many times adoption can be”.

– Florencia Lalor, founder of La Voz del Hijo –

Testimonies

Víctor B.

Víctor B.

Víctor B.Hi. My name is Víctor. I was adopted by a family when I was 6 days old, almost by chance. The Balseiro family was an ordinary family: mother, father, daughter and son. One day, the Balseiro’s dog died. So Leonor, the head of the family, took some money and...

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Clara C.

Clara C.

Clara C.I was born in the city of Bariloche, Province of Río Negro, on May 14th., 1988. When I was two days old, on May 16th., I was given up for adoption, to my parents. All my life I knew that I am an adoptee. But I denied it for a very long time. When my...

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Flavio G.

Flavio G.

FLAVIO G.“Finding what one is looking for may not be entirely pleasant. We may not like what we find or see very much, so we have to be prepared”. My therapist said that to me about 6 or 7 years ago, and I’ve never forgot it. Although it was not a constant topic in...

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Julieta M.

Julieta M.

Julieta M.I was born on March 21st., 1991, in the Capital City of Santa Fe. I arrived home a few hours after I was born. I have a sister who is nine years older than me, who is also an adoptee. We are not biological sisters. I've known I'm an adoptee for as long as I...

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María C.

María C.

María C. My name is Maria. I’m from the capital of Neuquén, a province in Argentina, and I’m an adoptee. I was adopted when I was 7 days old, and I always knew it, since I was very young. I think this is why I always understood what it meant. In fact, I always had my...

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Minnie

Minnie

MinnieMy name is Minnie. My twin sister's name is Lola. We were born in the city of Buenos Aires, in a hot February in 1968. It seems that of the two of us, I was the most fragile one and that's why I had to be hospitalized for a while. I arrived home a few days later...

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Roberto C.

Roberto C.

Roberto C. My name is Roberto. I was born in 1963, in San Martín, Buenos Aires province. My father was part of a blended family. He had many siblings on both parents’ side. My paternal grandparents lived in Córdoba and when they died, my father and uncles went to live...

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Cecilia C.

Cecilia C.

Cecilia C.I was born on January 11th., 1985, but my story began before, when Elsa and Juan Carlos decided to start their family and found out that they couldn’t and, when at the same time, someone else decided that she couldn't raise me. I was born on a Saturday, at...

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Florencia Lalor – Part 1

Florencia Lalor – Part 1

Florencia L. - PART 1MY ADOPTION STORY - PART 1 And the day finally arrived. The doorman rang the doorbell and Elena ran to answer. - "There is a car for you Elena" - she heard through the door. - "Ok, I’ll be there in a minute, thank you" - replied Elena feeling a...

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Florencia Lalor – Part 2

Florencia Lalor – Part 2

Florencia L. - PART 2MY ADOPTION STORY - PART 2 My name is Florencia Lalor. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always known I was adopted. When I was 24 years old I decided to search for my first mother. My mom took care of the paper work to get my first mother’s...

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Nazarena C.

Nazarena C.

Nazarena C.My name is Nazarena Cabrera García. I’m 21 years old and I’m an adoptee, a daughter of the heart or whatever you want to call it. I was born on June 17th., 1997, in the Paysandú Department, at Uruguay. At that time, the name Nazarena was not common. My name...

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Amanda M.

Amanda M.

Amanda M.Contradiction in the Life of an Adoptee If there is one thing that most, if not all, adoptees can relate and attest to, I think it is the constant presence of contradiction. Our lives are made up of this, but also that, usually on opposite sides. Living in...

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Agostina C.

Agostina C.

Agostina C. My name is Agostina, I'm 29 years old and I’m an adoptee. I was born on June 29th., 1989, in a town called Monte Quemado, which is located in Santiago del Estero province. When someone asks me for how long I’ve known that I’m an adoptee, I answer that I've...

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Tony A.

Tony A.

Tony A.My name is Franco.The name given to me when my birth mother gave me up at birth and sent me to an orphanage was Franco Gerosa. The surname is unremarkable like Smith or Jones. So, the only link I have is my Christian name, Franco. I was born in Cagliari, Italy,...

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Florencia A.

Florencia A.

Florencia A. My name is Florencia. I´m 32 years old. I’m a psychologist, a scientific researcher and a writer. I’m also an adoptee. I found out about my adoption when I was 10 years old, at school. At home, my adoptive parents told me that I was born from my mother's...

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Javier W.

Javier W.

Javier W.My name is Javier and I was born 43 years ago in Ingeniero Juárez, Argentina, an impoverished town 500 kilometers away from Formosa province’s capital city. My biological mother was 15 years old when I was born. She was a brave woman, choosing life and...

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