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136 – Your Absence Has Gone Through Me

To date, I’ve only interviewed a few guests who weren’t adoptees, and this will be another one. Today you’re going to meet Anne-Marie from Southern California who drafted an impassioned submission to be on the Who Am I Really podcast. At first I wanted to stay true to the focus of the show, sharing adoptee voices. But I quickly realized there is no place, that I know of, for natural mothers to tell their stories and Anne-Marie was trusting me with hers. 

When she got pregnant in her teen years, she placed her daughter for adoption despite every fiber of her being wanting to keep her baby. When she turned 18 years old, Anne-Marie’s daughter Alex found her and they reunited. When Alex went to college she slipped out of her studies and into rehab where Anne-Marie was part of her and many other rehabbing adoptees recoveries. In the end Anne-Marie lost Alex twice, feels lucky to have known her at all, and wants every adoptee to know that we are loved. This is Anne-Marie’s journey. 


  1. Liz on 11/22/2020 at 12:04 PM

    Such a powerful and moving story. Thank you for sharing with the world. You are a beautiful person and spoke so eloquently and compassionately. #proudsisterhere

  2. JM on 11/24/2020 at 1:33 PM

    I could listen to you share your story 1,000 times and still be moved by your depth and compassion. You are a beautiful soul. You truly are One in a Million.

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