110 episodes

Adoptees telling their stories of life in adoption, the search for their birth family, and how their reunion attempt turned out. Stories that make you laugh, cry, or simply say "wow".



This podcast has two purposes:

1) To help you explore your own feelings about your adoption, accept your desire to try to understand your own personal history, and decide for yourself whether a search for reunification with your biological relatives is right for you. It will help you understand how others have dealt with issues related to protecting the feelings of their adopted families who may be supportive of your search, or question your motives and present challenges.



2) For non-adoptees, this podcast will help you understand some of what is in the minds of your friends, family members, or others who are adopted, but you didn’t know if you should ask some of the questions that will be answered here.



The stories will make you smile or bring you to tears, but they’re all true as told by the people who lived them. In them, I hope you’ll find something that inspires you, validates your feelings about wanting to search, or motivates you to have the strength along your journey to learn “Who Am I Really?”

Who Am I Really? Damon L. Davis

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Adoptees telling their stories of life in adoption, the search for their birth family, and how their reunion attempt turned out. Stories that make you laugh, cry, or simply say "wow".



This podcast has two purposes:

1) To help you explore your own feelings about your adoption, accept your desire to try to understand your own personal history, and decide for yourself whether a search for reunification with your biological relatives is right for you. It will help you understand how others have dealt with issues related to protecting the feelings of their adopted families who may be supportive of your search, or question your motives and present challenges.



2) For non-adoptees, this podcast will help you understand some of what is in the minds of your friends, family members, or others who are adopted, but you didn’t know if you should ask some of the questions that will be answered here.



The stories will make you smile or bring you to tears, but they’re all true as told by the people who lived them. In them, I hope you’ll find something that inspires you, validates your feelings about wanting to search, or motivates you to have the strength along your journey to learn “Who Am I Really?”

    One Foot In Front Of The Other

    One Foot In Front Of The Other

    I planned to bring the show back this week, but the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 have been rough. When you listen to this one, you'll understand why...

    • 29 min
    014 – I Would Not Have Made It Without My Faith

    014 – I Would Not Have Made It Without My Faith

    Sara was the baby in her family of four biological half brothers to one another, and one other brother who was also adopted like her just like her. When she hit puberty, a naturally more emotional time in our lives, she lost her grandmother, someone who never made her feel like an adoptee. She found her way…

    • 33 min
    008 – She Knew She Had To Do This For Me

    008 – She Knew She Had To Do This For Me

    Cindy had one sister growing up in a mormon family in Las Vegas. But the two adoptees looked very different: Cindy’s blue eyes and blond hair were in stark contrast with her sister’s olive skin and brown hair. She was a very sick child battling illness throughout her life. She never had a burning desire to…

    • 33 min
    055 – I’ve Found My Answers And Fulfillment Helping Other People

    055 – I’ve Found My Answers And Fulfillment Helping Other People

    Katelyn followed her older adopted sister into rebellion against their adopted mother’s rule. Years later her husband suggested they do DNA tests when she got pregnant. Seeing relationships online she hadn’t considered before, she searched for her birth parents, uncovering family secrets and helping other adoptees in the family tree find theirs. At times, the search left Katelyn very puzzled,…

    • 43 min
    059 – I’m Heather 1

    059 – I’m Heather 1

    Vonni learned from the neighbor’s child that she was adopted, but she was too young to know what it really meant. In her teen years, the yearning to understand her adoption led her on a journey an hour away to the adoption agency for her non-identifying information. It contained a horrible terrible story, that seemed to be…

    • 45 min
    062 – One Month Of Bonding Helped Me With A Lifetime In Adoption

    062 – One Month Of Bonding Helped Me With A Lifetime In Adoption

    Tim was adopted into a Lutheran family and his curiosity about his roots started when he was very young. When he met his biological mother, she portrayed her husband as Tim’s father, but the truth came out when her daughters suggested a different version of the truth. It wasn’t until Tim’s early 70’s that he made paternal links and solved…

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

amlinas ,

So helpful to hear these stories!

Damon is a very good host- great questions and sounds like everyone’s friend. He has a good voice, which is essential for me in any podcast. As a birth mother, it’s very cathartic to hear the voices of adoptees and what the experience means to them.

carolyn 2020 ,

Powerful

Damon handles these interviews with such compassion and asks the right questions with such tact and gentleness. I’m learning so much as I cry through these stories. Just curious do families listen or respond to the interviews?

Holograms to be the first ,

Amazing!!

To adoptees who are currently searching, these stories can help you navigate your next steps when you finally connect with your birth families. God Speed!

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