Welcome to the latest episode of Adoption Conversations. This week’s episode is longer than usual, yet I’m sure you will not regret it. I met Bridget on social media, where she is active and passionate for promoting adoptees’ rights in United States. Bridget gave birth to her first daughter about forty years ago and she was pressured by family, social services, and life circumstances to relinquish her for adoption few days after birth. She buried the whole experience in shame for over thirty years, until she was given the chance to meet her daughter again. This story really touched me and left me with more questions than answers. When social pressure is so strong, do birth moms truly have a choice?
If this is your first episode of Adoption Conversations and you want to know more about the podcast, please hop to this guest post on Fulltime Tired where I explain what I’m trying to achieve with all this. Beside here on my blog, you can find the podcast on your favourite podcast apps: ITunes, Google Play, and Overcast.
If you enjoyed the episode, you may want to listen also to:
Ep. 3 Interracial open adoption with Nita Champion
Ep. 4 Supporting adopted children with Jodie Hampshire
Ep. 5 The voice of adoptees with Haley Radke