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Nature vs. nurture.

Which plays a greater role in the “self” we ultimately create?

...a gripping story filled with lessons about our humanity and the pain of separation.

Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

Surrender is the story of two adoptions, my own and that of my oldest son. As one who has straddled the nature vs. nurture divide, I have a lot to say about identity and self-worth. Without those missing puzzle pieces of DNA, how can adoptees discover who they are or imagine who they might become?