067 – Part Of The Gift Has Been The Work I’ve Done On Myself

Christie was a shy child who wanted to participate in activities but held herself back from engaging. It wasn’t until she was an adult when her adopted brother unexpectedly suggested that Christie might want to search that their mother shared her adoption information. When she found her birth father, he openly acknowledged their relation and explained he and her birth mother would have been very young parents with no parents of their own. He introduced Christie to her birth mother, and the women took it slow getting to know and trust one another. The biggest reunion surprise for Christie was realizing she wasn’t as well-adjusted about adoption as she thought. Her reunions uncovered buried emotions that have plagued her since childhood, but she’s putting in the work to heal herself.

The blog post Christie references is: https://adultadopteesupport.blogspot.com/2014/01/am-i-blood-or-am-i-water.html




  1. Jenny on 09/23/2018 at 9:06 PM

    The beginning and and of this episode are exactly how I feel about being an adoptee. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Kendra on 09/29/2018 at 6:27 PM

    Love this interview… absolutely resonates with my growth also.. thank you for sharing!

  3. Dawn Pisto on 10/04/2018 at 3:34 PM

    Christine’s (and now Jenny’s) description of her childhood and not participating is exactly what happened to me. I’ve not hear it described so well or at all really. Thanks! it is nice to know I’m not alone in this peculiar way I had.
    Here is DavisP’s Am I Blood or am I Water? essay that Christine mentioned at adultadopteesupport.org https://adultadopteesupport.blogspot.com/2014/01/am-i-blood-or-am-i-water.html

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