06.23.1967 from Bonnie Berry Photography on Vimeo.

In this video, Bonnie Berry talks about her feelings as an adoptee, and what it’s like not really knowing her origins. Who do I look like? Why do I feel this way? What will I become? She talks of recognizing her lack of roots and of the loneliness she experiences as an adoptee.

When she found her birth family, Bonnie immediately felt excitement and knew her life was about to change forever. That first phone call was the start of knowing. Bonnie explains that the moment was “peaceful and disappointing.” Receiving pictures from her birth mother, her wondering went away. Although things didn’t play out how she imagined, the uncertainty and wonderment was finally gone.