Adoption: The Making of Me

S3 Ep. 4: Laurie

November 15, 2022 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 3 Episode 4
Adoption: The Making of Me
S3 Ep. 4: Laurie
Show Notes

In this episode, Sarah and Louise continue Season Three with a discussion of the first adoptee memoir in a three-part series - starting with "The Mistress's Daughter" by A.M. Homes. They then speak with Laurie James.

Laurie James is an adoptee, mother, caregiver, turned author and transformative
coach. Laurie’s book, Sandwiched: A Memoir of Holding On and Letting Go is about
her eight year journey when she was sent down an unwanted path after her mother
had a heart attack and her husband’s lawyer delivered some shocking news.
Sandwiched between caring for her parents, managing caregivers, raising four
daughters, and a crumbling marriage, she starts therapy and turns to alternative
healing programs to address her adoption, childhood trauma and loneliness she felt
for much of her life. Laurie now enjoys coaching others who are searching for their
own happiness and belonging. For more information on Laurie and her book, please
visit or order and review her book on Amazon.

If you'd like to read along with Sarah and Louise, go here: The Mistress's Daughter by A.M. Homes

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