Adoption: The Making of Me

Taking the Stigma out of Adoption

August 09, 2022 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 2 Episode 15
Adoption: The Making of Me
Taking the Stigma out of Adoption
Show Notes

Jeff Forney was born in San Francisco and raised in the East Bay town of Moraga, CA. 
A photographer based in Los Angeles, he has been working on a documentary filming interviews of adoptees in reunion.

As Jeff says, ‘Finding your birth parents is the base camp of Mt. Everest, now you have to climb the bitch’.

His goal is to take the stigma out of adoption, help adoptees identify with others' stories, and through that, restore power that had been buried and forgotten.

My life is not better because someone adopted me, my life is different. Adoption can multitask. She is many things at once. So are we. We are the bastards, the unwanted, the surrendered, the saved, the chosen, the rescued, the loved, and the forsaken. Allow us our entirety.   -Mindy Stern-

Jeff can be found here: Jeff Forney Photographer

Also in this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss B.J. Lifton's Journey of the Adopted Self.

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