Melissa Guida-Richards talks about adoption on GDLA
When Melissa Guida-Richards was 19 she learned a life-altering secret, a secret one of her parents intentionally kept from her. She noticed when she was young that she didn't quite look like her parents. Classmates asked her if she was Latina, she said no, her parents were Italian and Portuguese. And that was what she believed until she found documents proving she and her brother had been adopted, and that they were in fact born in Columbia. The impact that had on her life is the subject of her book. What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption.