Seventy-two-year-old Verda Byrd grew up thinking she was a black woman, but she recently discovered a huge secret. In 2013, she learned she was born "white". Apparently Byrd was adopted in the 1940s by two black parents, who never told her her birth parents were white.

"I've accepted my life, because as a trans-racial adoptee, it is what it is," she told ABC News. "I am still comfortable as Verda Ann Wagner Byrd. When I die, and when I'm six feet under, my tombstone is not going to have the word 'race' on it. I'm lucky to have two moms and dads."


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