“A Past Without Pictures”

My daughter's short life has been permeated by irreplaceable loss. She lost her birth family, was taken away from her birth culture, and, without any baby photos, she has no tangible record of her youngest years.

From the May/June 2006 issue.

My daughter was eight years old in the referral photo we received during the international adoption process. That’s the oldest photo she will ever have of herself.


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