“I am second-generation American,
my grandparents from South and Central America.
I was hatched in Florida and
moved to New York where I was surrendered
to a bird rescue in New Jersey
by a family who could no longer afford to keep me.
After two years,
I was adopted by my forever family
and now I live in Pennsylvania.
Mommy says I’m resilient.
I don’t know what that means.
But I do know I am happy and
well-cared-for and loved.
I am Piper and I am living the American dream.“
*** Piper is an orange-fronted conure, a type of parrot. ***