Been thinking about the discontinuation of our use of the word “orphan”. Did you know that over 120,000 homeless and neglected kids were shipped from the east coast to the west between 1853 and 1947? When I was young there was a series of books called “Anne of Green Gables”. The premise of the book [Read More…]
Can you imagine looking for your birthparents for years and then getting a response and a picture 2 minutes after sending a facebook message?
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. Our music is “Love is Love, You is Love” by Monplaisir. You can find us on [Read More…]
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.
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