"What 'Real' Means to Me"

Growing up adopted, I heard the word 'real' more than I could handle. Over time, I learned the true meaning of the word.

An adopted girl with her family.

Being asked who your “real parents” are is part of being an adoptee. Even though I know now what parenting means, those four letters still make me cringe.


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