26-Year-Old Adopted After Years Of Childhood Trauma

Story by Annie Marek-Barta With a name like Annie, I’m sure you can imagine that the most common nickname I heard growing up was “Little Orphan Annie.” The thing is, though, that was truly who I was for many years of my life. An orphan. A girl growing up without a mother to hold and a father to protect me. A teenager who was torn down and living in fear because of all that happened behind…
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