The New York Times published this Tiny Love Stories two years ago in June, almost to the day I arrived in America to join my adoptive family. I guess it’s fitting that “my day” in the NYT calendar is in June too.
To everyone who
- feels loss and longing for a parent
- has or had a complicated relationship with a parent
- is an adoptee
I wish you peace and healing. Writing my memoir has been an emotional but healing process. I’m returning to Hong Kong for the first time this summer to visit the place where I was abandoned and the orphanage I lived in.
I don’t know if I’ll find my mother, but I hope to find me.
Have a safe and healthy summer.