October 13th, 2014
09:25 AM ET

Follow Michaela Pereira as She Traces Her Roots to Jamaica

Michaela Pereira’s adoption journey began when she was just 3 months old in Canada. In the past, she’s reached out to her birth parents, but for the first time, she goes in search of her heritage – which takes her all the way to Jamaica!

See behind-the-scenes photos from her trip here.

Don't miss the two-hour ROOTS special, Tuesday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  CNN.com/Roots

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  1. Doreen Mcleggan

    Hi Michaela.I watch your journey to Jamaica on TV I am also a Jamaica living in California I could see how happy you was when you were their , our motto is out of many we are one people I am very happy to know that you are a part of us

    October 26, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Reply
  2. Osano G.

    The best of the rest..beautiful voice.Go Michaela, proud of your heritage.

    October 21, 2014 at 1:19 am | Reply
  3. Ishmael

    "BEING JAMAICAN ISN'T JUST A NATIONALITY. ITS AN EXPERIENCE,YOU HAVE TO LIVE TO UNDERSTAND"

    October 17, 2014 at 7:04 am | Reply
  4. Deon Edwards

    Glad to see your absolute joy in coming here, I appreciate the way you embraced all aspects of who we are. Thank you.

    October 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm | Reply
  5. Carol Curtis

    oops, sorry I apologize. I didn't see the part about your mom before making that comment. Please don't hold it against me or post my name. I very camera shy, thanks

    October 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Reply
  6. Carol Curtis

    Such nice girl, inside and out. I'm also from JA but from the east side. Don't know how someone could give u up for adoption

    October 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  7. Cathy Parsons

    Enjoyed Michaela's journey too--I would like to know where she buys her beautiful clothes-love her

    October 14, 2014 at 8:44 am | Reply
  8. Skyjuice and family

    Hi Michaela !!!... we know your very busy ....but my whole family saw your journey home... it brought tears to our eyes... we could be related !!!!... we are from Cambridge too !!! Hope you reach out to us... we are in Queens New York... love ya sista !!!!

    October 13, 2014 at 6:59 pm | Reply
  9. Cecelia Williams

    Micheala's story was authentic, adorable, and absolutely beautiful!!!. I enjoyed every moment. I was glued to my TV for every second. ENCORE!

    October 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Reply

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