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045 – This Child Will Find Me

2/24/2018
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Michael says he always knew he was adopted and spoke openly about it with anyone who expressed curiosity, but when he launched his search, he didn’t feel like he could share those details openly with his adopted mother. When he found his birth mother, she told Michael she always knew he would find her. To… The post 045 – This Child Will Find Me appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:48:19

044 – She Never Met Me, But She Saw Me

2/17/2018
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Angie lived a split life as a child in small-town Mississippi. During the week her mother had her in all kinds of activities and her stepfather was her rock. On the weekends her dad exposed her to alcohol, drugs, and abuse. Through it all, she suspected that she was adopted but her mother lied about… The post 044 – She Never Met Me, But She Saw Me appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:52:10

043 – When I Looked At Him, I Could See Things About Me

2/10/2018
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Paige didn’t even know that searching for her birth family was an option until she learned about it on local tv as an adult. The topic of adoption was closed her whole life, partially because of how her parents understood and portrayed her closed adoption to her. Fortunately, Ohio law allowed her to access her original birth certificate… The post 043 – When I Looked At Him, I Could See Things About Me appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:45:20

042 – This Little Voice Said, “You Gotta Do Something”

2/3/2018
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Right before Sharon left for college, her parents sat her down to say she was of age to start looking for her birthparents. She had never contemplated that possibility before, so it took years for her to act on her desire to learn more about herself. In the late 1980s, she went through Catholic Charities to help… The post 042 – This Little Voice Said, “You Gotta Do Something” appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:35:35

041 – I’ve Finally Gotten Myself To A Sense Of Peace

1/27/2018
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After two years in foster care, Janet was adopted into the foster family. An interracial woman, she grew up in a white midwestern community in Ohio. Janet recalls the love she felt from her family and the isolation of being one of two people of color in her town. Through the International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR.net)… The post 041 – I’ve Finally Gotten Myself To A Sense Of Peace appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:48:18

040 – I Mattered Throughout The Years

1/20/2018
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Jennifer was perfectly comfortable with her adoption until her teen years when her self-awareness was heightened, and her desire to learn more about who she is bloomed. Protecting her parents feelings, she pushed away her desire to search for decades until one day her curiosity exploded again. In the end, her residual drive from her experience as a… The post 040 – I Mattered Throughout The Years appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:35:35

039 – I’m An Adult, But They’re Acting Like Children

1/13/2018
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Mitch’s parents adopted his older brother, then him. Then they got a surprise addition to the family. They had a great life outside of Chicago, but Mitch did feel somewhat sidelined by the attention paid to his youngest sibling. He learned as a teen that not everyone in his family was supportive of adoptions, and… The post 039 – I’m An Adult, But They’re Acting Like Children appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:43:37

001- The End of Summer Cake

1/6/2018
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I’ve shared an adoptee bond with my dear high school friend Andre for years. In this episode, Andre shares the story of his loving adopted family, being the older sibling to his adopted parent’s biological son, and the truth about how he came into this world. His biological mother never forgot him and honored his life every year. The post 001- The End of Summer Cake appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:33:10

005 – Part of Her Memory That She Lost Was Me

12/30/2017
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Terry shared the story of his biological parents’ wartime extra marital affair that brought him to life. He said his adopted parents felt he was “the sun the moon and the stars”, and spoiled him that way. As a teen, Terry wanted to apply for a job and needed his birth certificate from his parents.… The post 005 – Part of Her Memory That She Lost Was Me appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:21:54

019 – Adoption Was Chapter Two Of My Life, I Had To Learn About Chapter One

12/23/2017
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Michael grew up in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. He led a comfortable life in the Williams loving home when he accidentally discovered, at 12 years old, that he was adopted. The discovery that he actually had another identity created conflict in him, especially during his teen aged years. With spontaneity, tenacity, and a fair bit of… The post 019 – Adoption Was Chapter Two Of My Life, I Had To Learn About Chapter One appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:44:03

012 – I Need This For My Sanity

12/16/2017
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Tom advocates for adoptee rights and shares his personal experiences about being adopted online. He shared with me that he was adopted as an infant and things went so well his parents decided to adopt two older boys when he was two. But that’s when the trouble started. He says life became chaotic in their… The post 012 – I Need This For My Sanity appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:38:41

006 – I Forgave Her When My Son Was Born

12/9/2017
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In adoption, Julie grew up in the Midwest with a family of trans racial adoptees. Her brothers are adopted from Vietnam, and her sister is white. Each of them has a different perspective on searching for their biological families. Julie has always been curious. She told me that in the moments after her son was born… The post 006 – I Forgave Her When My Son Was Born appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:44:48

038 – Interview w/ One Of My Two Genealogists

12/2/2017
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This summer when I met Bill and found out he was a genealogist, I was excited to hear everything he had to say. I wanted to hear more about his own personal history, how he got into genealogy, and the clients he’s helped. My birth mother was also a genealogist, but I never got to learn about her… The post 038 – Interview w/ One Of My Two Genealogists appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:27:17

037 – Interview w/ A Search & Reunion Social Worker

12/1/2017
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Duration:00:42:11

036 – I Found Solace When She Explained The Abuse

11/25/2017
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Despite loving and respecting his parents, Chris struggled through family life with an alcoholic father and having almost adopted sister with emotional problems. Chris had a challenging childhood being bullied at school and dropping out of his senior year of high school. After Chris left the U. S. Marine Corps, he started his search. His outreach to his… The post 036 – I Found Solace When She Explained The Abuse appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:45:53

035 – Interview w/ A Search Angel – For Every Answer You Get, There Are More Questions

11/18/2017
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November is National Adoption Awareness Month, so I’m bringing you a different perspective from the adoption community. On prior episodes you’ve heard adoptees talk about the amazing work that they’re search angels have done with them. Today I’m introducing you to one of those search Angels. You’ve already heard about her work in my interview with Stephanie (in… The post 035 – Interview w/ A Search Angel – For Every Answer You Get, There Are More Questions appeared first on Who Am...

Duration:00:37:35

034 – All My Life I Knew I Would Be Tested

11/11/2017
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Adam struggled with his adoption as a child. He didn’t realize how much it was impacting him until he experienced some intense emotions while studying abroad. That interaction was a huge trigger for his search. He’s one of many adoptees who struggled to retrieve their own information from the state of New York. In Adam’s journey, you’ll hear… The post 034 – All My Life I Knew I Would Be Tested appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:54:24

033 – My Sister Reunited Too, But Didn’t Know About Me

11/4/2017
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Jenny journaled about her birth mother from an early age. She grew up in a loving family, but the urge to find her birth family was always there. When Ohio opened it birth records, she obtained some vital information that led her to her birth mother on Facebook and later to her birth father. But she never… The post 033 – My Sister Reunited Too, But Didn’t Know About Me appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:24:08

032 – The Gift Of Adoption

10/28/2017
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Today I’m bringing you something a little different for #NationalAdoptionMonth. There are a lot of people, processes, and policies integral to the adoption of a child, raising a child, and supporting that person’s desire to search for their birth family. I’m bringing you a few stories from across the adoption continuum. The first is that of… The post 032 – The Gift Of Adoption appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:31:10

031 – Finding Hope

10/21/2017
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Jamie grew up an only child with her wonderful adoptive parents in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. She was happy to hear in reunion that her birth parents had already talked about her existence with their families. Living in Tennessee, she found her birth mother right back in Atlanta, in the same county where she lived as… The post 031 – Finding Hope appeared first on Who Am I...Really? Podcast.

Duration:00:42:09

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