13 episodes

More than 35,000 adult adoptees in the United States spent their entire lives completely unaware that they lacked citizenship and faced deportation. Their stories deserve to be heard -  in their own words. Their stories deserve to be UnErased.

UnErased: The Deportation of Adoptees in America Focus Features, Treefort Media, Limina House

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 1.4K Ratings

More than 35,000 adult adoptees in the United States spent their entire lives completely unaware that they lacked citizenship and faced deportation. Their stories deserve to be heard -  in their own words. Their stories deserve to be UnErased.

    Don't Give Up

    Don't Give Up

    Crystal Moran is a hardworking mother of five who has lived in America since she was just three months old. But in 2016, Crystal’s life was turned upside-down when she was confronted by ICE agents over her immigration status and deported to El Salvador. Stuck in an unfamiliar and dangerous place, she has to fight to return to her home and family in the United States. This is Crystal’s story.

    • 35 min
    Southern Boys

    Southern Boys

    Joe Nugent lived in Texas for almost 50 years. Mike Davis was a small business owner in Georgia with a wife and kids. This episode profiles these two men, whose distinctly American lives were shattered when they were forced to leave the country they’d always called home. This is Joe and Mike’s story.

    • 40 min
    A Mother's Fight

    A Mother's Fight

    Anissa Druesedow has fought to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles her entire life. So when she was deported to Panama in 2006 - with no family or source of income to help her - Anissa knew that there were no limits to how far she would go to make sure her daughter was taken care of. This is Anissa’s story.

    • 44 min
    Seeking Redemption

    Seeking Redemption

    Susan Williams’ troubled childhood took her down a path that ended in imprisonment. But after rediscovering herself in prison and serving her time, she is deported back to South Korea - a place she hasn’t been since she was a child. While dealing with the unexpected challenges brought on by her deportation, Susan fights for a second chance at life and family. This is Susan’s story.

    • 37 min
    A Day When Everyone is Home

    A Day When Everyone is Home

    Kristopher Larsen spent much of his life struggling with the after-effects of trauma he experienced as a young adoptee. After getting his life back on track, Kristopher must now fight a deportation order that would separate him from his family -- and he’s using his experiences to help other adoptees in a similar situation. This is Kristopher’s story.

    • 35 min
    Introducing UnErased: The Deportation of Adoptees in America

    Introducing UnErased: The Deportation of Adoptees in America

    More than 35,000 adult adoptees in the United States spent their entire lives completely unaware that they lacked citizenship and faced deportation. Their stories deserve to be heard - in their own words. Their stories deserve to be UnErased.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Bimber&bigos ,

Heartbreaking and important

As someone who has been in the country for over 21 years, and newly naturalized citizen, this podcast “traumatized” me in a special way. Maybe, because I have never heard of this kind of mistreatment. This an important story, and I am glad I’ve been introduced to it, even though, these stories left me exhausted and heartbroken. I hope those adoptees will find Justice and peace one day!

ckvgcxd123 ,

I have confusion

Episode 4 is confusing. There is no context about how or why Susans mom is in America. All of a sudden she is based in California but it doesn’t make sense. Did Susans mom remarry an American and then was she adopted by him? This is supposed to be about adoption and in her telling of the story that part is TOTALLY ignored.

jhu11 ,

Peace

Such a great podcast. The do a fair amount of biblical studies and demonstrate that there IS room for the lgbtq+ community within religion.
Jesus said to love thy neighbor as thyself. He called this the second most important commandment.
I feel very sad for the racist and homophobic people out there as it seems that the hatred they spread is an outward representation of the hatred they feel for themselves 💔

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