Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories

Charity: Sometimes it takes Loss to be Found

February 28, 2023 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 3 Episode 14
Charity: Sometimes it takes Loss to be Found
Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories
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Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories
Charity: Sometimes it takes Loss to be Found
Feb 28, 2023 Season 3 Episode 14
Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt

Charity Elliott was born in 1969 and after spending 3.5 months in foster care was placed for adoption with the State of California.  Growing up in Missouri, Charity was a happy adoptee and found great comfort in her faith and in the sport of basketball.  After a collegiate career that ended with her team making it to the Final Four, Charity entered the college coaching ranks where she has spent the last 25 years.  Despite being located and contacted by her birth mother in college, Charity never realized the impact her adoption had on her until she lost her adopted father and shortly after met her birth father for the first time.  Over the last two years, the realization of the impact of her adoption has been brought to the forefront and she's been processing all the changes that have occurred in her life.  Charity has been married to her best friend and most patient husband ever, Chris Elliott, for 24 years and is the proud "mama" to a Jack Russell named Daxton Prince and all of her current and former players.  She is now in her 2nd year as the head women's basketball coach at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.

Also in this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss Damon Davis's Who Am I Really

If you'd like to read along with Sarah and Louise, go here:  Who Am I Really by Damon Davis

Thank you to our sponsor S12F.

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Thank you to our current Patreon donors for their support.  
Our Patrons are:  Laura Christensen, Barbara Frank, Ramona Evans, Linda Pevac, Blonde Records, Denise Cruz-Castino, Daphne Keys, Denise Hewitt, Michelle Styles, Emily Sinagra, Linda David, John Frey, Eric David, Beth Figuls, Ron Schneider, Tony Corsentino, Kristi Reed,  Kristen Steinhilber, Jane Bofenkamp, Kelley Brickfield, Sandra de Quesada, The Harpy, 
Kristan Higgin, Lisa Thompson,  Michelle Goodwine, Jesper Laursen, Julie Malone, Rivi Shocket , Robert Perrino,  Colleen McCall and Janet MacDonald.

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Show Notes

Charity Elliott was born in 1969 and after spending 3.5 months in foster care was placed for adoption with the State of California.  Growing up in Missouri, Charity was a happy adoptee and found great comfort in her faith and in the sport of basketball.  After a collegiate career that ended with her team making it to the Final Four, Charity entered the college coaching ranks where she has spent the last 25 years.  Despite being located and contacted by her birth mother in college, Charity never realized the impact her adoption had on her until she lost her adopted father and shortly after met her birth father for the first time.  Over the last two years, the realization of the impact of her adoption has been brought to the forefront and she's been processing all the changes that have occurred in her life.  Charity has been married to her best friend and most patient husband ever, Chris Elliott, for 24 years and is the proud "mama" to a Jack Russell named Daxton Prince and all of her current and former players.  She is now in her 2nd year as the head women's basketball coach at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.

Also in this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss Damon Davis's Who Am I Really

If you'd like to read along with Sarah and Louise, go here:  Who Am I Really by Damon Davis

Thank you to our sponsor S12F.

If you want to support our show, you can go to our Patreon Page.

Thank you to our current Patreon donors for their support.  
Our Patrons are:  Laura Christensen, Barbara Frank, Ramona Evans, Linda Pevac, Blonde Records, Denise Cruz-Castino, Daphne Keys, Denise Hewitt, Michelle Styles, Emily Sinagra, Linda David, John Frey, Eric David, Beth Figuls, Ron Schneider, Tony Corsentino, Kristi Reed,  Kristen Steinhilber, Jane Bofenkamp, Kelley Brickfield, Sandra de Quesada, The Harpy, 
Kristan Higgin, Lisa Thompson,  Michelle Goodwine, Jesper Laursen, Julie Malone, Rivi Shocket , Robert Perrino,  Colleen McCall and Janet MacDonald.

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