Michelle Madrid-Branch is an adoptee who braved the perils of adoption reunion and sought after her adoption truths. Over time, she has come to learn more about her heritage and nationality. This knowledge has been invaluable to her.
However, in the process, she has discovered that she has an identity that transcends the one bestowed on her by either nature or nurture. “Beyond the bounds of birth heritage and birth history, I have come to learn a deeper sense of identity. One that has been, on many levels, unexpected: my nationality — over and above all else — is adoption.”