Ken R. DeStefano is a domestic adoptee that was born in the late 1960’s and raised in a caring and loving Italian home.  As an adoptee, he had a largely happy life, but always wondered about the unknown. That curiosity led to a search for his own birth mother and a recent reunification with her. 

It also led him to seek a deeper understanding of his own journey and that of his birth mother, ultimately inspiring him to write his debut novel, “I Will See You Again…Hearts Will Sing,” available at:  The story is fictional but seeks to probe the very real feelings of displacement, abandonment, insecurity, and doubt that haunt some adoptees, while also exploring the loneliness and emotions of a young birth mother in that era.

He has been a practicing lawyer for over twenty-five years, is married for 27 years, and is a proud father of two adult children.  Late in life, he found swimming to be a source of peace and balance, and, against his better judgment, has done several open water distance swims.

Music by Corey Quinn