022 – I’m Still On This Journey, Using My Experience to Help Others

Marni grew up in Madison, WI in a transracial family that lived a predominantly white community. Everywhere they went, they were stared at for the heterogeneity they brought to the community. The attention their family received was a constant reminder of their own racial diversity, but Marni’s father seemed to have wise and crafty ways to turn the tables to make his own children feel more comfortable. Still, Marni’s family had some internal dysfunction that fed her desire to search for her biological family always wanted to find her biological family.
Initially, she thought things with her biological mother were going to be great, but it turned out that her biological father was the one she had the deepest connection to. Marni makes her living supporting foster youth in the Washington, DC area, pulling from her own experiences as an adoptee to uplift others.

1 Comment

  1. Marni Hall on 08/24/2017 at 5:11 PM

    Oh my gosh. Another Marni that was adopted. I was adopted in Ohio in 1967. I’m not sure I’ve met another Marni spelled the same way. I also shared my story on Adoptee On this past June. And my b-mom’s name is Karen, though she is well mentally and we have a heathy reunion.

    Thanks for sharing your story and for paying it forward.

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