This woman reconnected with her birth mother in Brazil to find peace. For her adopted mom.

Jul 9, 2015

Last week, we published a story about US families hiring searchers to help reunite their adopted, Guatemalan-born children with their birth parents. It's a process that can be emotionally taxing for both the adoptive and birth families.

For Thaisi Da Silva, born in Brazil and adopted by her biological aunt and uncle who moved with her to the US when she was four, her return to Brazil in her early 20s and again this year to see her birth mother was driven less by her own desire to connect with her mother and more by her adoptive mother's guilt for having taken her away from her birth mother. She shared her story with us.










Thaisi Da Silva is an editor/ program coordinator at PBS NewsHour.  


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