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

Koko: An Adoptee Becomes an Advocate

December 12, 2023 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 5 Episode 12
Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories
Koko: An Adoptee Becomes an Advocate
Show Notes

Nikole Shaw also known as "Koko" in the online community was born in Hawaiian Gardens, California, growing up in the suburbs of Orange County.  Adopted as an infant, she is a black domestic adoptee who spent much of her life in a small town called Brea. Koko received her Bachelors of Science from San Jose State University and is currently working for the Department of Public Health San Francisco as a mental health professional.  Koko is mostly known in the adoptee community as @theblackadoptea and spends her time advocating for and creating content for the adoptee community.  She has a passion for spoken word and is also a writer who is in the process of completing her first children's book about adoption. Koko continues to share her adoption journey with the world and is reunion with her biological family from Belize.   

We are re-running Koko's episode to highlight past episodes that the listener may have missed. Remember our Season Five Finale and Contest Winner Announcement will be on December 19th. Stay tuned!

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