042 – This Little Voice Said, “You Gotta Do Something”

Right before Sharon left for college, her parents sat her down to say she was of age to start looking for her birthparents. She had never contemplated that possibility before, so it took years for her to act on her desire to learn more about herself. In the late 1980s, she went through Catholic Charities to help retrace the path back to her biological family. But her assigned intermediary maintained tight control over the family’s communications, stifling their connection. For five years Sharon and her birth mother communicated laboriously through their intermediary before her mother closed the door.  After years of silence in her reunion attempt, Sharon decided to try just one more time to break through her birth mother’s resistance, and she was glad she did. Her birth mother apologized for everything she had put Sharon through.


  1. Sharon Ferguson on 02/04/2018 at 4:30 AM

    Damon, thank you so much for all the hard work you put into creating these podcasts and for making me feel at ease and welcome in your questions about my journey as an adoptee. To be honest, I remember feeling very apprehensive before we began, but you were kind and encouraging and I was really glad to talk with you about it. You are doing a Good Work here and I am in awe of how you have given us all a gift here. Thank you!

    • Damon Davis on 02/06/2018 at 2:31 AM

      Sharon, thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate your bravery and open honesty in sharing your adoption journey with the community and others who are open to listening. I’m really honored to help lend a voice, to the growing chorus of voices, that are exploring adoption, reunion, and all of the related issues and consequences. Thank you for being my guest!!

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