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A Daughter of Two Countries

Ricki Mudd
Ricki Mudd / The Immigrant Story

Ricki was born in 1993 in Quzhou, China, but was adopted when she was four years old by a White American family living in Seatac, Washington.  For the rest of her childhood, Ricki would be raised in SeaTac, Washington, with eight siblings. Her roots would eventually lead her back to China and her birth family in a series of life changing events. In this remarkable journey of self-discovery, Ricki learns to navigate her identity as a daughter of two different families in two different countries. Olivia Wolf, who is an adoptee herself, has her story.

Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story, in collaboration with Portland Radio Project. This episode was produced using equipment funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. It was produced by Olivia Wolf with audio editing by Rick March, assisted by Gregg Palmer. 

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