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232 – Birth Mother’s Day

One of the important things to do when sharing adoptee stories is try to empathize with our birth mothers. This is a special presentation of the “Who Am I Really?” podcast for “Birth Mother’s Day”. Working with Ed DiGangi (ep. 130) we highlight the stories of three birth mothers, Yvonne, Sarah, and Laura who share their personal stories of being stigmatized, coerced, and misinformed about their child’s adoption. They share their struggles carrying the memory of the children they placed, the process of mental and physical recovery from giving birth, and the secrecy some held for years about what they had endured as young women.

Birth Mother’s Day is observed on the Saturday before Mother’s Day in order to honor birth mothers’ experiences.

D. Yvonne Rivers – Host of Birth Moms Real Talk podcast

Laura Engel – Author of You’ll Forget This Ever Happened

Sarah Maury Swan – Writer and multiple book author

Ed DiGangi, Adoptee – Author of The Gift Best Given

Who Am I Really?

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