Mikayla Zobeck, from East Lansing, MI is a transracial adoptee who struggled to understand her trauma responses to her adoption until she reunited with her birth family in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after 18 years of being disconnected after her adoption. Her incredible journey to meeting her birth mother again shapes her narrative and understanding. Zobeck talks about adoptee mental health, reshaping the narrative of adoption, and amplifying adoptee voices in order to half a more nuanced and vibrant understanding about adoption. Student This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx