To celebrate National Adoption Month The Root is telling stories of adults who were adopted as children. Lauren has struggled her entire life with knowing who she is and how she identifies. She knows her mother was Puerto Rican, but nothing else. She loves her adoptive parents and appreciates the life she's had but knows her quest for self-identity will be lifelong.
Growing Pains: She Had Three Moms, But Nowhere To Belong
Growing Pains is a video series dedicated to telling our stories of triumph. It will focus on the growth of overcoming a painful obstacle and living through it. November is National Adoption Month and we're celebrating with powerful adoption stories, like Lisa's. She's a 26-year-old woman with Sickle Cell who's been adopted twice, in and out of the system and who is still searching for a place to belong. But she's learned one big lesson during her painful journey: she loves herself and that's...