Oct 11, 2019
Mary O'Rourke shares the difficult news she received in her non-identifying information at age 21. We discuss her reunion, the added complexity of coming out twice as queer, and how she ended up finding a grief support group and an adoption-competent therapist.
Oct 4, 2019
Liz shares about the shift her life took in her late thirties as she started to examine her adoption more closely. We talk about how Liz believes we can reveal who we truly are through writing, and how building our own narrative instead of accepting the ones that are placed on us can bring about tremendous growth.
Aug 23, 2019
You may remember Jemma’s first appearance on the podcast where her biological mother adopted Jemma back. Well, things have changed quite a bit from that happy ending. Jemma felt it was crucial for adoptees to know the ups and downs that reunion can bring over the years.
Jul 5, 2019
Today’s phenomenal guest you NEED to hear from is Mariama J. Lockington, author of For Black Girls Like Me (which releases this month on July 30, 2019). We talk about her experiences growing up as a transracial adoptee, how writing was always one of her passions, and Sweet Valley High may have come up. I can’t wait...
Apr 19, 2019
This is a special episode where I bring you some live on-the-spot-recordings from the American Adoption Congress Conference in Washington, DC. I talked with attendees and presenters about their highlights and key takeaways from the conference (encompassing personal, legislative work, and professional topics). I share...