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235 – Adoption: The Unknown Blessing

Regina spoke to me from her home in North Carolina. When Regina was a child, she learned she was adopted and how other kids cruelly viewed adoptees. She never told anyone about being an adopted person until the big reveal in adulthood.  After seeking counseling to overcome the monster of

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236 – I Will See You Again

Ken grew up in a mixed home with both biological and adopted siblings. While Ken was loved and treated equally, when his son was born, he felt the urge to learn more about his birth mother. When he found the woman living nearby, she answered Ken’s phone call with inspiring

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234 – The Lost Coin

Steven, from Bainbridge Island, Washington—across the Puget Sound from Seattle—shared his that when he was a kid, it only took one incident to solidify his resolve never to ask his adoptive mother about his adoption. In a maternal reunion, Stephen was confronted with the reality that, while his birth mother

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235 – Adoption: The Unknown Blessing

JUNE 01, 2024

May 25, 2024

May 18, 2024

May 11, 2024

May 04, 2024

April 27, 2024

April 20, 2024

228 – You Should Be Grateful

April 13, 2024

227 – I Knew She Never Forgot me

April 6, 2024

226 – The First Free Man Hug

March 30, 2024

117 – Born In June Raised In April

March 16, 2024

111 – This Is What I Hoped You’d Be Like

February 27, 2023

116 – ERROR 404: BIRTHDAY NOT FOUND

February 24, 2024

111 – This Is What I Hoped You’d Be Like

February 27, 2023

107– From A Place Of Love

February 10, 2024

098 – Trained In Trauma

February 03, 2024

077 – I’m A Wounded Healer With My Father’s Eyes

January 27, 2023

067 – Part Of The Gift Has Been The Work I’ve Done On Myself

January 20, 2024

225 – Damon Davis, Adoption: The Making of Me

January 6, 2024

224 – Totally Worthy To Be Found

December 30, 2023

223 – I Try To Move Toward Empathy

December 23, 2023

222 – They Built A Relationship Before I Was Born

December 16, 2023

221 – Chile’s Children of Silence

December 9, 2023

220 – Everybody Was Hiding The Black Piece

December 2, 2023

219 – I Was Really Happy They Were Together

November 25, 2023

218 – I Could See Myself In Everyone

November 18, 2023

217 – Do I Just Let It Go?

November 11, 2023

216 – The Long Shot

November 4, 2023

215 – Taking My Power Back Was Incredible

October 28, 2023

214 – Letting Go Of Old Resentment

October 14, 2023

213 – Why Lie About A Human Being?

October 7, 2023

212 – Forbidden Roots

September 30, 2023

211 – The Gift He Gave Me

September 23, 2023

210 – Not Begging, Just Moving On

September 16, 2023

105 – I Call Her Incubator

September 9, 2023

090 – It’s Not Your Fault, I Made It Through

September 2, 2023

100 – Purely Loving Intentions

August 26, 2023

094 – Why Would You Spend This Much Time Searching?

August 19, 2023

092 – Paternally Unrelated

August 12, 2023

072 – Amazing Intuition, One Cousin Connection

July 15, 2023

060 – Its Like Ripping The Wounds Off Over And Over

July 8, 2023

056 – I Feel Whole… Finding Him Was The Key

September 30, 2023

016 – Shall we Cry? No, Let’s Just Laugh!

June 24, 2023

210 – I’m Not Here To Judge

June 17, 2023

209 – NCFA Adult Adoptee Survey

June 16, 2023

208 – The Heisman Dives In

June 10, 2023

207 – My Feet Came To The Ground

June 3, 2023

206 – The Phoenix

May 27, 2023

205 – Where The F_ck Is My Mother?

May 20, 2023

204 – I Don’t Mean That Much To Them

May 13, 2023

203 – She Doesn’t Fit Into My Life

May 6, 2023

202 – Healing Tree

April 29, 2023

201 – It’s A Journey To Fit In And Connect

April 22, 2023

200 – Puzzle Pieces Coming Together To Make Me Whole

April 15, 2023

199 – Patty Gave Me Life Twice

April 8, 2023

004 – Lucky Online, Connecting When You’re Not Even Looking

April 1, 2023

198 – So Many Twists And Turns

March 25, 2023

197 – Why Such A Secret?

March 18, 2023

196 – A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child At A Time

March 11, 2023

075 – I’m Good On My Own, I Know Who I Am

February 11, 2023

091 – I’m In The Middle Of Two Stories

February 11, 2023

084 – There’s A Certain Sense of Completeness

February 4, 2023

074 – I Feel Some Of It Too

January 28, 2023

066 – I’ve Had A Lot Thrown At Me, But I’m A Happy Human Being

January 14, 2023

029 – A Lifetime of Interveners Saw Me Through

January 07, 2023

195 – Filling The Hole From Not Knowing

December 24, 2022

194 – Alone In The Middle

December 17, 2022

December 10, 2022

192 – Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

December 03, 2022

191 – On The Other Side Of The Fence

November 26, 2022

November 19, 2022

189 – Reckoning With The Primal Wound

November 12, 2022

188 – Junkyard Girl

November 05, 2022

OCTOBER 29, 2022

186 – No Answers, Just Goodbye

OCTOBER 22, 2022

185 – Cosmically Related

OCTOBER 15, 2022

184 – Merging Who I Was Supposed To Be With Who I Am

OCTOBER 08, 2022

183 – The Journey Changes Your Soul

OCTOBER 01, 2022

182 – Avoiding Dysfunction For My Mental Health

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

JUNE 25, 2022

180 – The Wandering Tree

JUNE 18, 2022

179 – Building A Personal Trust Community

JUNE 11, 2022

JUNE 04, 2022

096 – The Safe Space That’s Don’s Place

MAY 28, 2022

177 – No Option To Ignore The Hard Stuff

MAY 21, 2022

176 – I’m Glad I Opened Pandora’s Box

MAY 14, 2022

175 – The Thing I Needed To Forgive Myself

MAY 07, 2022

174 – It Wasn’t You

APRIL 30, 2022

173 – The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened To Him

APRIL 23, 2022

172 – I Died To Who I Had Been

APRIL 16, 2022

171 – Looking Like Him Might Be Too Much

APRIL 09, 2022

170 – Something Good From The Misery

APRIL 02, 2022

169 – The Constellation In One Woman

MARCH 26, 2022

168 – A Vein Of Gratitude

MARCH 26, 2022

167 – We Had Two Close Encounters

DECEMBER 18, 2021

166 – I Never Knew Nature vs Nurture

DECEMBER 11, 2021

165 – The Right Time To Be Found

DECEMBER 4, 2021

164 – Adoptees Thriving

NOVEMBER 27, 2021

163 – It’s All About Connections

November 20, 2021

162 – Looking At Him, I Could See Who I Was

NOVEMBER 13, 2021

161 – Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother, Kevin Barhydt

NOVEMBER 06, 2021

160 – He Was Waiting For Me

OCTOBER 30, 2021

159 – Voices of Indian Adoptees

OCTOBER 23, 2021

158 – Creating Space To Find Who I Am

OCTOBER 16, 2021

157 – My Surreal Parents

OCTOBER 09, 2021

156 – Sibling Strangers

OCTOBER 02, 2021

069 – I Lived As A Secret, That’s Not Healthy

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

086 – Second Time

SEPTEMBER 04, 2021

080 – It’s Not About How You Got Here

AUGUST 28, 2021

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

AUGUST 21, 2021

020 – I Don’t Silence Julie Anymore

AUGUST 14, 2021

076 – What Would My Life Be Like In Korea?

AUGUST 07, 2021

053 – Seeing The Life That Could Have Been

JULY 31, 2021

065 – Two Years Too Late, Then I Was Shocked

JULY 24, 2021

017 – He Is My Brother And I Will Find Him

july 17, 2021

155 – Adoptee Podcaster Perspectives, 2020 National Adoption Awareness Month

june 26, 2021

154 – I Felt Like I Could Breath Again

JUNE 19, 2021

153 – Emotional Unraveling

JUNE 12, 2021

152 – Together More: Rejection and Reunion

june 05, 2021

151 – “Junior”

MAY 29, 2021

150 – So Many Things Tie Together

MAY 22, 2021

2020 NAAM – Male Adoptee Voices

MAY 15, 2021

148 – Being More Positive Is Huge In My Life

MAY 08, 2021

147 – Please Don’t Carry That Weight Anymore

MAY 01, 2021

146 – You Were Who I Always Needed

APRIL 24, 2021

145 – Tommy Davidson, Living In Color – What’s Funny About Me

APRIL 17, 2021

144 – Gullah Girl

APRIL 10, 2021

143 – He Really Stepped Up

APRIL 03, 2021

142 – “American Baby”, Gabrielle Glaser

MARCH 27, 2021

141 – That Wasn’t The Real Me

MARCH 20, 2021

MARCH 13, 2021

139 -A Sense Of Peace And Calm

MARCH 06, 2021

138 – She Never Thought She Would See Me Again

february 27, 2021

061 – I Know They May Not Love Me…

FEBRUARY 06, 2021

097 – You Gotta Forgive

DECEMBER 26, 2O2O

137 – Searching For Mom

NOVEMBER 28, 2020

136 – Your Absence Has Gone Through Me

NOVEMBER 21, 2020

135 – Something About This Tells Me We’re Family

NOVEMBER 14, 2O2O

134 – Destined To Be Unique

NOVEMBER 07, 2020

133 – Bet She Was Praying For You

OCTOBER 31, 2020

132 – Nearly Dying Is One Of The Best Things That Ever Happened

OCTOBER 24, 2O2O

131 – I’m More Confused Now, I’m Broken

OCTOBER 17, 2020

130 – The Gift Best Given

OCTOBER 10, 2020

129 – Finding Him Brought Closure

OCTOBER 03, 2O2O

128 – A Peace Came Over Me

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

046 – I Am Adopted, It Is Who I Am

SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

SEPTEMBER 12, 2O2O

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

SEPTEMBER 05, 2020

007 – I’m Great With My Family, They Love Me For Me

AUGUST 29, 2020

AUGUST 8, 2O2O

051 – The Black Sheep Rocks The Boat

AUGUST 01, 2020

044 – She Never Met Me, But She Saw Me

JULY 25, 2020

JULY 18, 2O2O

127 – I Think I Was Afraid Of Knowing

june 27, 2020

126 – Welcome Home

JUNE 20, 2020

JUNE 13, 2O2O

124 – I Didn’t Do Anything To Him

JUNE 06, 2020

123 – I Have Room In My Heart And My Life

MAY 30, 2020

MAY 23, 2O2O

120 – Sometimes You Just Have To Let People Go

MAY 09, 2020

119 – Refined By Fire

MAY 02, 2020

APRIL 25, 2O2O

115 – Shadows of the Night

APRIL 25, 2020

114 – My Two Moms

MARCH 28, 2020

113 – I Was Loved Everyday By People I Didn’t Know

MARCH 21, 2O2O

112 – My Whole Life Is a Success

MARCH 14, 2020

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

014 – I Would Not Have Made It Without My Faith

FEBRUARY 08, 2O2O

008 – She Knew She Had To Do This For Me

JANUARY 25, 2020

055 – I’ve Found My Answers And Fulfillment Helping Other People

JANUARY 18, 2020

059 – I’m Heather 1

JANUARY 04, 2O2O

062 – One Month Of Bonding Helped Me With A Lifetime In Adoption

DECEMBER 28, 2019

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

DECEMBER 21, 2019

027 – I Got A Picture Of My Mother’s Sadness Though Other People

DECEMBER 14, 2019

002 – When the Law is in the Way, Try DNA

DECEMBER 07, 2019

109 – You Can’t Change The Past

NOVEMBER 23, 2019

108 – On The Outside Is Where I’ve Always Been

NOVEMBER 16, 2019

106 – Beautiful Truth

NOVEMBER 02, 2019

104 – You’re Obviously One Of Us

OCTOBER 19, 2019

103 – Fixing The Fates

OCTOBER 12, 2019

102 – It’s Always Maybe

OCTOBER 05, 2019

101 – This Is About Everybody

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

099 – We Were Both Missing Something In Our Lives

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

096 – The Safe Space That’s Don’s Place

AUGUST 24, 2019

095 – I Tested Her To See If She’d Give Up

AUGUST 17, 2019

054 – I Just Want To Sit And Be At Peace

JULY 27, 2019

018 – What I Gained Through Reunion Is Context

JULY 20, 2019

025 – I Feel So Lucky, I Got Way More Than I Bargained For

JULY 13, 2019

015 – We Wish We Could Have Grown Up Together

JULY 06, 2019

009 – What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

JUNE 29, 2019

022 – I’m Still On This Journey, Using My Experience to Help Others

JUNE 22, 2019

028 – Working Out The Puzzle Pieces Helped Me Feel Whole

JUNE 15, 2019

011 – From Childhood Rebellion to Thankful Reunion

june 01, 2019

023 – I’ve Found My Joi

may 25, 2019

093 – Who Am I Really? An Adoptee Memoir, A Preview

may 18, 2019

089 – I’m Reconciling This Feeling of Hurt

APRIL 19, 2019

087 – A Journey To Find Out Where I Came From

APRIL 06, 2019

085 – A Bad Truth Is Better Than A Good Lie

MARCH 23, 2019

083 – An Unbelievable Emotional Roller Coaster For Me

MARCH 09, 2019

081 – I’ve Got The World By The Tail

FEBRUARY 23, 2019

079 – There Are Wins And Losses

FEBRUARY 09, 2019

078 – I’m In Recovery, I’m In A Good Place

FEBRUARY 02, 2019

071 – I Would Give Anything To Hear His Voice

OCTOBER 20, 2018

070 – I Don’t Think She Can Move Forward From The Pain

OCTOBER 12, 2018

068 – I Don’t Feel Lost, I Know Where I Come From

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

058 – I Feel Like I’ve Found My Tribe

MAY 26, 2018

057 -My Acceptance Is Etched In Stone

MAY 19, 2018

052 – Little Who?

APRIL 14, 2018

050 – Dem Smell De Blood, They Know Who You Are

MARCH 31, 2018

049 – It’s Just More People To Love Me

MARCH 24, 2018

048 – It’s Not Always The Fairy Tale You Hoped For

march 17, 2018

047 – I Was In Charge Of My Destiny

MARCH 10, 2018

045 – This Child Will Find Me

february 24, 2018

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

FEBRUARY 10, 2018

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

february 03, 2018

040 – I Mattered Throughout The Years

JANUARY 20, 2018

038 – Interview w/ One Of My Two Genealogists

DECEMBER 02, 2017

037 – Interview w/ A Search & Reunion Social Worker

december 01, 2017

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

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

032 – Intervew With The Gift Of Adoption Fund

OCTOBER 28, 2017

031 – Finding Hope

OCTOBER 21, 2017

030 – Don’t Fall For “I Can’t Talk To You On The Phone”

OCTOBER 14, 2017

024 – I’m Deeply Hurt, But I Hope You’re Happy

SEPTEMBER 02, 2017

021- With Every Heart Break, My Heart Gets Bigger

AUGUST 12, 2017

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

JULY 29, 2017

012 – I Need This For My Sanity

JUNE 10, 2017

010 – How Can I Meet Her Without Telling Her Who I Am?

MAY 27, 2017

006 – I Forgave Her When My Son Was Born

APRIL 29, 2017

005 – Part of Her Memory That She Lost Was Me

APRIL 22, 2017

003 – When the Search Finds You

APRIL 8, 2017

000: Welcome to Who Am I Really?

march 04, 2017

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