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"It is said that you know where you are going only when you know where you are coming from"

We are all curious about where we come from. Without the last piece of the puzzle, it is difficult to know who you are and where you are going. For many with a double background, the future is a lifelong search for what has been.

Mary studied the lives of hundreds of adoptive families for many years to understand what adopted people, their families and their children experienced around roots, exclusion, family ties and identity based on society's values and prejudices.

The result – two documentary reportage books about the search for identity.


Adoption: The band that makes us a family

Inheriting dad’s potato nose may not be that fun but it does show a kinship. For an adoptee, family ties look different. How does it affect identity and how you look at yourself and your family? Adoption is about kinship and identity, in short what makes us perceive ourselves as part of a family.

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Adoption: The great return journey

It is said that you only know where you are going when you know where you are coming from. We are all curious about where we come from. Maybe adopted people more so than others. Without the last piece of the puzzle, it is difficult to know who you are and where you are going. It will be a hunt for roots, origins and answers to the questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where do I belong?

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”It begins with you and I every day!”

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