Adopted from Bolivia as a Child

by Gabriela Mcelfresh
(Mission, TX)

2014

2014

I have no knowledge of who my parents were..but I am so so grateful for my adopted mother who gave me everything. I am in Texas now raising my own child and happily married to a kind husband. I would not change a thing but a part of me still would love to meet my parents...or know more about where I came from even if it isn't a pretty story. I was adopted around 1 in 1991. The adoption agency really didn't know my age so they told my adopted parents that I was 1. The orphanage told my adopted parents that I was no good because I was a sick small child but they took me anyways :). The orphanage also told my parents my grandma was going to come get me but she never came. So here I am now all grown up and living a good life. I don't know if there is anyone that could help me since it's probably a lost cause but I believe in hope :) thanks for reading :)

Facts: the orphanage I came from is in Tarija. They kept my first name Gabriela. I couldn't crawl at first. I was left in a bush close to the orphanage.

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Mar 25, 2014
Learn more about Tarija
by: BoliviaBella.com

Gabriela, it would seem to me that if you wanted to pursue this further, you should visit Tarija. It's not a huge city, but is growing very quickly. We have about 30 pages on Tarija if you'd like to learn a bit more about it. Tarija, Bolivia

Mar 25, 2014
You should come.
by: Anonymous

Exactly. There's not many orphanages here. You should come here. Tarijean people are so kind and we can help you but obviously you been far away from you was born is even more difficult to reach the goal.
Everything you need just let me know. I'm from Tarija. This is my email: yamil.c.o.c@gmail.com

Mar 24, 2014
From which orphanage were you adopted?
by: Anonymous

What's the name of the orphanage from which you were adopted? It should be on your adoption papers. There aren't that many orphanages in Tarija.

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