Published On: Thu, Jun 25th, 2015

Adopted Woman Raised as Black Finds Out at Age 70 That Her Birth Parents Were White


Verda Byrd, now 72, was adopted as a baby in 1943 by her black parents. But at age 70, she discovered a shocking family secret her parents took to their grave that she’s recently made peace with — she was born white.

She said that she uncovered the truth in 2013 about her birth after she went on a search for her biological parents’ history.

“It was overwhelming, ” she told ABC News today. “You cannot erase 70 years of your life and just accept what the papers say instantly. It’s like 70 years pass by, and in a blink of an eye, you’re a different race.”




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