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
Author: Adoption Healing a Path to Recovery
Daily Chat Room, Healing Weekends & opportunities to meet 1st moms/ adoptees
Elena Di Giovanno Serrato
Abby Forero-Hilty, Founder of Decoding Origins
Editor: Decoding Our Origins: The Lived Experiences of Colombian Adoptees
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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