In this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss Chapter Fourteen of “Journey of The Adopted Self” by Betty Jean Lifton and then they speak to Lenore Paletta Hiller.
Lenore Paletta Hiller is an international adoptee born in Southern Italy in the mid-1960's. She lived with her birth mother for the first five months of her life, but was separated from her due to poverty and other circumstances. She was adopted to the United States when she was 20 months old. She has been in various stages of reunion with her birth family since 1995.
Lenore is hopeful that the future of adoption research will include the effects of intergenerational trauma on the children of adoptees.
She is a member of the Facebook group Italiadoption, a space where Italian adoptees and their families can find resources and connect.
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