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Hélène Jayet: Hearing The Adopted Speak


Where does the story of an adopted child begin? What happens, socially, professionally and psychologically from adolescence to adulthood? How can one tell the story of the unusual path they take? So many questions arose when I began a photography series on adoption. I was adopted, born under the name X. I grew up in a family of five children, all adopted. Inspired by documentaries, books and reports on the subject, I noticed that a crucial voice was missing. The question of adoption is regularly discussed from an analytical, legal and political standpoint, but rarely do we hear from the adopted children themselves.

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