Far From the Tree Themes & Motifs

Robin Benway
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Family

Maya, Grace, and Joaquin struggle to define what family means to them and how they can find a family of their own. Although they belong to families who wish to adopt them, they feel as if something is missing from their lives, and feel disconnected or untethered. It isn't until they come together and learn more about their shared history, that they begin to form a sense of family that includes both a biological definition and also how family members help support one another to become a family. Family does not only mean shared blood, but also a shared history and a continued demonstration of love and support that they experience through their adoptive parents.

When Grace gives up her daughter Peach for adoption, she feels what she imagines her mother must have felt when she gave her up. She develops a desire to meet her...

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