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

Kevin: From Darkness to Joy

November 28, 2023 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 5 Episode 10
Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories
Kevin: From Darkness to Joy
Show Notes

Kevin Barhydt is a YouTube creator and the author of Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother. His YouTube channel creates a safe space for survivors of addiction, abandonment, adoption, and child sexual abuse, to explore the healing process.

Abandoned by his mother at birth, Kevin was enveloped in a labyrinth of adoption, addiction, and child sexual abuse. By age 20, a shell of the boy he once was, Kevin succumbed completely to a suicidal lifestyle of drug dealing and prostitution. At 45, after many years of recovery, Kevin began a painful journey to uncover his origins and the hopeful search for his mother.

His book, “Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother”, chronicles the unfolding of these stories. The interwoven perspectives offer an unflinching look at the myriad ways life can cloak us in darkness and helplessness yet still resonate with joy and recovery.

To find Kevin and his Book: Stephen Michael's Mother

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

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