Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 45 of The New Family Podcast all about one adopted woman’s search for her birth family.
What is it like to come face-to-face for the first time with the woman who gave birth to you 40 years earlier? This episode’s guest, writer Alexandria Durrell of IDon’tBlog.ca, is here to share about what it was like to grow-up knowing she was adopted, and later, to search for her birth mother. Alex penned a beautiful post for thenewfamily.com’s 1,000 Families Project last year about how tracing her birth family has shaped her view on family and her experience today as a mom of two. We dive into that experience in more detail in this interview
Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Alex.
Alex’s Favourite Parenting Advice:
“I think the one that really sticks with me is that you know your kids best. There is no book out there, and no expert out there that has dealt with the combination of traits and experiences that your own family has dealt with. So, it’s great to find little pieces of advice, but you still have to put all your own puzzle pieces together and figure out what works best for your kids and for your family. I think if we trusted our gut instincts a little more, I think we would find our own answers that fit for our own kids.”
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