By Ana Maria Guay

Ana Maria Guay is a graduate student in classics as well as a writer and translator. She earned her BA from the University of Michigan and is currently a Gates scholar at the University of Cambridge.

  1. I think a lot of adopted children feel they are Not Allowed to be angry; I think a lot of adopted adults feel, still, that we are Not Allowed to be angry. The predominant narratives of "National Adoption Month" explain why: most adoption narratives, particularly those available to children, leave no room for pain.

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