In this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss Chapter Six of “The Primal Wound” by Nancy Newton Verrier, and then they talk to Sam Miller, an adoptee living in Dallas, Texas.
Raised in the Chicago area, Sam Miller’s father passed away when he was just 3 years old. Growing up, he didn’t have a close relationship with his mother. He could never understand how she could be so emotionally distant from her own “flesh and blood.” In 2014, his intuition that his relationship with his mother was “opaque,” became clear. He was fatally ill from a genetic condition, his parents were gone, and he found out that not only did they know that he would need a kidney transplant one day, but they refused to tell him that he was adopted. This conversation touches on that “aha” moment that some of us have when our being adopted suddenly becomes our new identity later in life and concludes with a happy message.
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