All You Can Ever Know - Chapters 1 - 2 Summary & Analysis

Nicole Chung
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The story unfolds with a younger Nicole Chung consulting her mother about her adoption. She asks typical questions such as, how could they give me up, to which she received clichéd yet comforting responses about how her birth parents loved her tremendously, but ultimately made a difficult yet selfless sacrifice to guarantee better opportunities for their daughter. Although Chung was only three years old, she knew that the response expected of her was to express her gratitude to her mother for her adoption. In this way, a young Chung effortlessly accepts her mother’s comforting explanation for her adoption.

Chapter two begins with a scene between Chung and a couple considering adoption. Soon after graduating college, a nice couple consults Chung about her experience as an adoptee - they wanted to better understand whether they should adopt as well, and how the...

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