"Right At Home"

In a personal essay, an international adoptee describes what it meant to him to return to his birth country of Colombia.

All my life I had wanted to return to my birth country. My family adopted me from Colombia when I was five-and-a-half months old, and decided to go back when I was 18. My sister, adopted from the same orphanage in Colombia, felt that it was not the right time for her, and stayed behind. I think of myself as a Colombian, and have often wondered what life was like there compared to the life I know here in the ...

Heritage trips help children discover their past — and influence who they become. Here, one adoptee describes his journey back to his birth country of Colombia.

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