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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...

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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. 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.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. 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.My name is Javier and I was born 43 years ago in Formosa. 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...

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Florencia L.

Florencia L. My 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 strong...

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