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

Vicky: Starting a Family Led to Deep Discoveries

November 14, 2023 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 5 Episode 8
Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories
Vicky: Starting a Family Led to Deep Discoveries
Show Notes

A few kismet moments in her early twenties led her on a journey of discovering who she looks like. Vicky Heydon was adopted through a private county adoption right after birth in 1987 and then raised in the same county. Although she believes she crossed paths with her biological family a few years prior, it wasn't until she was in her late 20s when she was helping to pack up her parents to move out of state that led her to her biological family. 

When the idea of building her own family came into focus, Vicky began facing her truths about adoption and began to focus on the question, "Is it nature or nurture?"

Also in this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss  The Baby Thief by Barbara Bisantz Raymond.

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