February 10th, 2014
11:21 AM ET

CNN Anchor Talks About Finding Her Identity

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," we celebrate anchor Michaela Pereira as a source of inspiration for adopted children everywhere.

In the March issue of "Essence Magazine," Pereira writes about being adopted and wondering about her birth parents.

"I was especially curious about my father," she says. "So much of who I am on the outside – my skin color, eye color, and hair – is because of him."

Pereira shared her story on "New Day" Monday and said though her birth father eventually rejected having a relationship with her, the experience brought her to meet a sister she didn't know she had.

"I've also learned that there's a silver lining in very, very, dark clouds. I found my birth sister, Marnie."

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  1. cheekbrown

    Really touching story.

    February 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  2. Kym

    So glad to hear this story..am in the same situation..not about FINDING another family as we already have one..it is about identity..where does my dry skin come from..who's nose do I have..and of course..medical history..my medical file was empty for soooo long..found a half sister and a half brother..

    February 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  3. Rebecca

    I am so glad that you have put this out there. I have just recently found my deceased mother's birth family. Unfortunately too late for her and her birth mother to meet and find their peace but its so awesome to know where we came from. I have history and I have a history that I can share with my children.

    February 11, 2014 at 9:49 am | Reply
  4. C.Dennis Williams

    Hi Michaela,
    My wife and I watched you everyday in L.A. When we lived there, and we still watch you now on C.N.N. We just relocated to Dallas Texas, loved your Story about being adopted I was adopted along with my twin sister, I found my siblings, and my birth parents, my birth parents died a year after I located them, however; my sisters live in Texas and we do see each other and talk often. Take care C. Dennis Williams

    February 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  5. Howard H

    Oh my God! I am Jamaican, and I felt rejected just like you did , I am not adopted but grew up without a father and many people say get over it , but they don't understand the feeling of rejection. Thank you

    February 10, 2014 at 11:59 am | Reply

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