Seeking Marina

Seventeen years ago, my husband Gregory and I traveled to Guatemala to claim our daughter and bring her home.

Julia would bring me more joy than I ever thought possible. Nothing, nothing is more important than my daughter’s health and happiness.

A week from today, Julia, Gregory and I will travel back to Guatemala to meet the woman who made it all possible. Julia will look into her birth mother’s eyes and finally see a reflection of her own face. And I will look into the eyes of the woman who unselfishly and courageously gave my life meaning.

Her name is Marina.

The first few shots in this video show my first moments with Julia, age 6-months, December 1999.