1. Domestic Adoption:
No joke, black babies are cheaper—
white ones cost ten grand more. That’s not
how she phrased it on the phone
after the gauge of my uterus
had fixed itself on empty.
I’d made peace with the threat of
you’re not my “real” mother &
called for information, but here’s
how it broke down:
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