B meets with us a few days after the 2 year anniversary of her abortion. She speaks very candidly about her emotion, spirituality and conflicting emotions about the decision.
M talks about her experience of knowing that he son was supposed to be in her life and feeling committed to him once she saw his photo. She talks about the frustration and pain of adopting from Guatemala, where the local notario held her case up for so long, that they thought the adoption wasn’t [Read More…]
What it means to be “lucky” (Trigger warning: life and death, euthanasia, abortion, adoption, socially mandated valuation of life)Today I shared half an hour with a raccoon that had been hit by a car. As we waited for the animal control officer to come, I became rather fond of the creature. His eyes were big [Read More…]
In episode #3 of our podcast we talked with M who expressed that she didn’t know how to prepare her son be a latino in a mostly white town. This is really important as interracial adoptions continue/ increase. If white parents pretend that racism doesn’t exist, their adopted children can be ill prepared.
It happens to most of us in our mid to late 30’s. We start wondering about our ancestors. Not just our ancestry. We ask parents for the family tree. We wonder about the trials of “our people”. There has been recent research that the physiological effects of trauma can be measured for generations. But what [Read More…]
In our flagship episode, Carol and Karen interview Karen’s birthson Zach. Why did he decide to knock on her door? How did he find that she was living just over the hill? How did his adoptive mom feel about the reunion? Intro music: “love is love, you is love” by Monplaisir