Deported adoptee speaks out from Colombia

Her immigration story is unusual. Cogswell Hill and her four siblings were adopted by an Albemarle County couple in 1989, but Cogswell Hill ended up living away from the family in group homes as a teen.

Her adoptive parents didn’t complete her citizenship paperwork, and as a result, she was first deported after getting into legal trouble, leaving a young son and her siblings behind when she was sent back to her birth country. She knew no one and no longer spoke the language.

Deported adoptee speaks out from Colombia


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