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Hyphen(-)less Adoption

Hyphen(-)less Adoption

“What I immediately noticed in the reunification story of Jessica Long is that there were no hyphens. I watched her parents, here in the states, talk about her family in Russia. They didn’t talk about her meeting her birth-mother. I never heard them say birth-father. I watched the parents who raised Jessica talk about meeting her mother. That’s it. No descriptives; no qualifiers; no… hyphens. The parents who raised the daughter that other parents created were not threatened by their daughter’s desire to know who she was; what she looked like and where she came from.”

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