[Letter from Guatemala] Destined for Export | Harper’s Magazine

The troubled legacy of Guatemalan adoptions
— Read on harpers.org/archive/2019/04/destined-for-export-guatemalan-adoptions/

Really makes me wonder? About Mama? I was told the other day? That my original birth certificate was never made and that my adoptive parents were put on instead? That is unlawful and a lie?

No wonder Mama never expected me to come home? Oh. But DNA and a strong willed daughter would not let that stay that way? Nor would I allow my Mamas honor to die inside me.


I am an Adapted, artist, Mother, a soul, a human, singer, writer, activist, minister and deprogrammer and reprogrammer of minds. And I am here because we need to change how you see it, a lot of things that is. For us Adoptees who have lived in the dark. We were cut off from our families. And that is sad people.

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