Viorica Culea was adopted from Braila, Romania, in 1995. Unfortunately, she was adopted by an abusive alcoholic; her adoptive father never protected her from her mother’s drunken rage. On top of that she was raped when she was 14, by her (ex)boyfriend. She went through years of verbal and some physical abuse by her adoptive parents, but moved out for good in 2013. She always had a curiosity to find her natural mother, back in Romania, but her adoptive parents discouraged it and made attempts to prevent her from finding her truth. It took her 5 years to find her family, but she did it through Facebook. Her journey is full of unexpected twists and turns, but she learns that everything happens for a reason. Most importantly, she learned to never give up.

Adoptee Author: Viorica Culea

Publication Year: 2015

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