Verda Byrd was adopted by African-American parents who raised her like their own daughter, she never felt that she was different to them as she considered herself African-American. In her teenage years she discovered that she was adopted but she still never questioned her race. But when she turned 70 years-old something caught her attention on her birth certificate, it stated that she was white. That’s when Verda was completely shocked that she had been lied to about her race all these years.
She never felt like she could have been white although she wishes she found out earlier in her life. She doesn’t have any regrets since her adoptive parents treated her with so much love and care.