The book begins with Chung in adulthood being questioned by a white couple, who were curious as to whether transracial adoption was right for them. The answer, she says, is never easy for any couple to decide. In fact, the whole book sets out to prove this hypothesis.
Ashley Fetters from The Atlantic described the book as a conflict between the author’s beloved family narrative and her desperation for the truth about her origins. Her efforts to find this truth were made harder by the fact she was given away in a closed adoption, where contact with birth parents isn’t afforded.