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Adoptee Spotlight: Veronica Porges

Hunan, China --> Miami, Florida

Hi, I'm Veronica Porges. I was adopted from Yue Yang, Hunan, China at 1 year old and have lived in Miami Beach, Florida my entire life. I am now at the University of Miami and am studying criminology and sociology with dreams of being in the FBI. I am so grateful that I was adopted by wonderful parents and am part of such a diverse family. Growing up, being adopted was an interesting experience, because everyone around me was Hispanic or white. I sort of stood out from everyone, and some people were even racist and stereotypical. However, those situations only made me stronger.

"I sort of stood out from everyone, and some people were even racist and stereotypical. However, those situations only made me stronger."

I started my own on campus organization called Fostered and Adopted Comes Together, where we raise awareness about adoption and foster care, as well as create a community for adoptees and student from the foster care system. I think adoption is great and that those who can have children should still consider adopting, and the ones who cannot should especially consider adopting, because they can change a child’s life.

 

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