Adoption: The Making of Me

S2 Ep. 11: Carolina

June 14, 2022 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 2 Episode 11
Adoption: The Making of Me
S2 Ep. 11: Carolina
Show Notes

In this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss Chapter Eleven of  “Journey of The Adopted Self” by Betty Jean Lifton and then they speak to Carolina Khan.

Carolina Khan is a transnational adoptee from Palmira, Colombia. As early as she can recall, she has always been informed of her adoption that took place at 18 months old. What she was not informed of were her circumstances surrounding her adoption and most importantly where her natural mother was and where she could be found. Why was adoption her story? Carolina had made it her priority to receive support and work through her own adoption trauma. Ultimately, she finds herself wanting to share her process of gaining her identity as a Colombian woman, sense of self, individuation and healing.

List of Resources - a major part of Carolina’s journey:
Joe Soll, LCSW
Adoption Healing
Author: Adoption Healing a Path to Recovery
Daily Chat Room, Healing Weekends & opportunities to meet 1st moms/ adoptees

Jorge Ivan Restrepo (Busca Personas Reencuentros)

Elena Di Giovanno Serrato

Abby Forero-Hilty, Founder of Decoding Origins

Editor: Decoding Our Origins: The Lived Experiences of Colombian Adoptees
Jacob Taylor-Mosquera
SALA: Spanish for Adoptees from Latin America

Memoir: I met Myself in October

Kate Betancourt CLC 
Avanza Adoptee Services 

Transracial International Colombian adoptee

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