Tag Archives: reunification

under pressure – reconnecting with birth relatives

I met my oldest biological cousin in person, for the first time, several weeks ago. He’s a doctor and for the last few months has been a visiting resident at one of the most prestigious medical institutes in the United … Continue reading

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reunification – part II

A year ago today, I reconnected with my birth family. I’d been looking through an old phone book that I had stashed away in a box full of things I received while on my first trip back to Bulgaria as … Continue reading

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the years in between: memories of kinship care

I’m smiling so hard my face hurts. Three or four years old, looking up at the woman who squatted over and put her hands on her knees to speak to me. I think what she’s doing is funny. I bend … Continue reading

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reunification

I met you one day, after thumbing through a phone book that once belonged to her. You were in there. First name, phone number. I tried to call once, but the line was disconnected. I sent you a message five … Continue reading

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