Isolation and shame weakens people, while speaking truth not only strengthens them but others as well. We hope to dispel shame, alleviate isolation, inspire empathy and create a resource for people who are having similar issues with family and reproductive issues.
Episode #9 Finding Birth-family in Columbia (1 of 3)
M talks about finding her bio-family in Columbia. All of the time she was growing up middle-class in California, her family has been living in poverty in Columbia. She's had a much different life than they can even imagine.
Episode #8 Finding Family with H
Can you imagine looking for your birthparents for years and then getting a response and a picture 2 minutes after sending a facebook message?
Episode #7 Karen and Zach part 3 of 3
Blood ties are deep. We talk about Zach's younger brother asking about him before he knew he existed and what the reunion with his bio-grandparents was like.
We discuss how people react when Zach says he has two moms and two families.
Episode #6 Zach and Karen Reunion talk Part 2 of 3
Karen talks about Zach knocking on her door, his adoptive parents and telling people their story. It's oddly intimate to tell an adoption reunion story. It seems to tap into people's experiences with their family of origin and can inspire people to open up or shut down.
Episode #5 International Adoption with M pt 2
Part two of our talk with M. We talk about maternity leave for adoptive parents, how pervasive adoption is in our everyday lives, and inter-cultural and inter-racial concerns when adopting a baby that doesn't look like their new parents.
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Ep #4 Birthparent Search with H
When you are pregnant and you NEED to know about what genetic issues but were part of a completely closed adoption, how do you track down your birthparents?
H talks about her amazing reunion story, with several unexpected twists and characters along her journey.