Table of Contents
   With Thanksp. x
   Introduction: Pieces of Me, Who do I Want to Be?p. 1
   Gathering the Piecesp. 5
      Gathering the Piecesp. 5
      My Birthmark: Finding My Real Familyp. 6
      The Dancep. 9
      My Search, My Lessonsp. 10
      Finding My Mother, Finding Myselfp. 12
      Thanks to my Birthmother on my Birthdayp. 13
      Grace's Storyp. 16
      Hat in Handp. 18
      Search for Connectionsp. 20
      A Little "Brother"p. 23
      What Real Love Truly Isp. 24
      Bar Harbor Chris or My First Case of Girl Lovep. 28
      Onni and Me: A Lifelong Search for an Asian Role Modelp. 29
      My Differencep. 31
      Sock Bunniesp. 33
      Blood Mattersp. 36
      Draw How You Feelp. 38
   Stolen Piecesp. 39
      39 Stolen Piecesp. 39
      They Sayp. 40
      How I Felt About My Babyp. 41
      I Cryp. 41
      Looking for Maryp. 42
      I Can't Be Lovedp. 43
      Dear Mump. 44
      "The Burn on my Hand"p. 45
      The Drainp. 47
      My Name is Amy Martinp. 48
      Some Thoughts About My Adoptionp. 50
      Glove and Ballp. 52
      Thirteen Yearsp. 53
      We With Two Mothersp. 53
      Adopted and Abusedp. 54
      ADOPTIONSp. 55
      The Queen Redeemedp. 57
      Why I Cut Myselfp. 59
      The Testp. 60
      Being a Transracial Adopteep. 61
      About a Boyp. 65
      Cost of Connection: My Lifep. 67
      Sandcastles and Wavesp. 68
      Vanished Like Timep. 69
      White Skin on My Handsp. 70
      Twenty-sevenp. 72
      Two Worldsp. 73
      Born Runningp. 74
      Postcards From the Edge: Foster Care Alumni of Americap. 75
   Fitting the Piecesp. 77
      Fitting the Piecesp. 77
      The Lifelong Journeyp. 78
      I Am a Bastardp. 79
      The Proverbial Bag of Crapp. 81
      Out on a Limbp. 82
      Our Echop. 83
      Feeling Fosteredp. 87
      Which One of These is Not Like the Other?p. 91
      Happily Ever Afterp. 92
      Benp. 93
      Heritage Poemp. 94
      Finding Rest in an "Adoptee" Culturep. 95
      I Just Missed You, That's Allp. 97
      My Pieces and My Daughter's Piecesp. 98
      The Roadp. 101
      I Think There Shoud Be a Lawp. 102
      Inner Soulp. 105
      Best Mates on the Busp. 106
      I'm Sending You Away for a Year to Save Your Lifep. 108
      Lauren's Storyp. 109
      The Collagep. 110
   Sharing the Piecesp. 111
      Sharing the Piecesp. 111
      Voices of Children in Limbop. 112
      Who Am I?p. 113
      Is it Me or My Mask?p. 114
      A Use for Your Sensesp. 115
      Just a Thoughtp. 115
      To Tell or Not to Tell? A "Narrative Burden"p. 116
      This is My Lifep. 117
      Somewhere in the Middlep. 119
      Three Wishesp. 120
      Groundingp. 120
      Advice From a Teen Adopteep. 121
      Owingp. 121
      battle cry/undonep. 122
      Giving Back to My Homelandp. 124
      Legacyp. 125
      No More Running: Moving Beyond Foster Carep. 126
      DNA Songp. 128
      Just Like Youp. 129
      An Innocent Grows Upp. 129
      Coming Out Againp. 130
      Waking Up Americap. 132
      Dear Lucyp. 133
      A Bored Gamep. 134
      Tag Cloud T-Shirtp. 136
   Where do These Pieces Go?p. 137
      Where Do These Pieces Go?p. 137
      Red Streak of Blue Skyp. 138
      My Mixed Race Perspectivep. 139
      Dust to Dustp. 142
      Polaroid Pastp. 144
      Running from Racismp. 145
      Longing for Youp. 147
      How Do I Move Into the Lightp. 148
      Mr. Yinp. 149
      The Girl at the Windowp. 151
      How I'll Remainp. 152
      Let It Gop. 154
      Precious Jadep. 155
      "I Don't Know"p. 157
      Pieces of Me Puzzlesp. 159
   The Journey is only Beginingp. 161
   Ways to Connectp. 163