Adopted from Guatemala, Robert Leonard talks about his adopted family teaching him about his culture and raising him to be a strong individual. “Know yourself,” is what they taught him. Robert knows that adoption is a gift to him, and that his life is infinitely better because of adoption. He also recognizes that placing him for adoption was a gift of love from his birth mother.
Robert Leonard has enjoyed his life in a family with siblings. They are all close and he is grateful for the life he has been given. Adoption has not been an issue for Robert, but he talks of someday searching out his birth family.