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Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories

Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt

Two adult adoptees, Sarah Reinhardt and Louise Browne, delve into all things adoption - from their perspectives as adult adoptees. 

Each season Sarah and Louise recap a chapter from a book centered on adoption and then interview a guest.  Sarah and Louise come out of the 'fog' in real-time through Seasons One and Two and are advocating for change in the adoption industry. They want to give voice to all adoptees. Adoptee stories are needed to reframe the narrative around adoption.

Sarah and Louise, two former business partners who had a successful ice cream truck in Los Angeles, team up again - this time in frank and honest conversations about all things adoption from the adoptee perspective. Both were adopted shortly after birth, but they had very different experiences. 

These will be intimate conversations, but also fun - because Sarah and Louise know how to lighten things up and have a good time. They also have an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a subject with anyone who crosses their path - so conversations will take many turns. 

Gretchen: Relinquished: The Politics of Adoption and the Privilege of American MotherhoodJune 18, 2024
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Steve: An Adoptee Talks Birth RecordsJune 11, 2024
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Christina: The Ups and Downs of ReunionJune 04, 2024
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Mark: An Adoptee Holds the Church AccountableMay 28, 2024
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Cary: Coming to Terms with the Complexities of AdoptionMay 21, 2024
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Ellen: An Unexpected DNA Test Was Life-ChangingMay 14, 2024
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Simone: A Lifelong Search for CoherenceMay 07, 2024
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Ryan: A Foundling Looks for AnswersApril 27, 2024
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Jessica: For this Adoptee, Unsealed Records Reveal Answers Close to Home April 23, 2024
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Valerie: Mystic Masquerade, An Adoptee's Search for TruthApril 16, 2024
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Chris: Unraveling the Mystery of Family HistoryApril 09, 2024
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Margaret Jane: For this Adoptee, the Questions Came EarlyApril 02, 2024
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Susan: I Would Meet You AnywhereMarch 26, 2024
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Stacie: For This Adoptee, the Longing Tugged at her HeartMarch 19, 2024
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Ken: The Unknown Led to AnswersMarch 12, 2024
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Victoria: A Change in the Law Led to Search and ReunionMarch 05, 2024
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John: Operation Baby Lift and the Erasure of CultureFebruary 27, 2024
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Kristal: Because She's AdoptedFebruary 20, 2024
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Lorah: The Adopted ChameleonFebruary 13, 2024
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Sarah: An International Adoptee Gives Back by WritingFebruary 06, 2024
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Roy: For this Neurodiverse Adoptee, Art and Music Helped Him HealJanuary 30, 2024
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Pam: A Rare Diagnosis Led This Adoptee on a Search January 23, 2024
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Sally: For This Adoptee, Hard Life Lessons Are Paying OffJanuary 16, 2024
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Jane: A Late Reunion Brings Family and AnswersJanuary 09, 2024
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Sean: An Adoptee Faces the Rollercoaster of ReunionJanuary 02, 2024
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