adoptee

A Mother and Son Reunion

May 19, 2017
It was a simple Mother’s Day gift, but it took 47 years to deliver it. Last week, on the island of Kauai, Tod Walker, a musician and father of two,...
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Coming Home

March 22, 2017
The best things take time, or at least that’s one way of looking at why Jonathan Hay waited so long to meet his biological mother in person. “I’ve been avoiding...
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A Lucky Man

July 21, 2016
By Jonathan Fischer My name is Jonathan Fischer.I was adopted shortly after birth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Not knowing more than where I was born, I always wondered about my origins...
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Mother’s Day Delayed

May 06, 2016
Sandi had 50 years to prepare for this moment, but as she walked off a plane in Sacramento she felt the anxiety and doubt well-up inside.  From left Candace, Christine,...
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A Most Amazing Gift

December 22, 2015
When Kelle Scott connected with some distant cousins on 23andMe she didn’t realize Pat Nosko she’d also stumbled on the perfect gift for her mom – family. Kelle’s mom, Pat...
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How Lucky I Am

November 27, 2015
Of course he knew he was adopted but that only made Tony Mercer wonder more about what made him so tall, and his thumbs so stubby, and where he got...
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Hidden in Plain Sight

November 16, 2015
Many adoptees talk about walking through a crowd, looking at the faces of strangers and wondering if they are brushing shoulders with one of their parents or a brother or...
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Goodnight Son

May 26, 2015
It was a cordial conversation, but as the phone call came to an end Mike Reed wasn’t sure how to sign off and then the man on the other end...
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Searching For Her Roots

April 30, 2014
In her 30 years of searching Perline Porter had to chase down rumors, uncover lies and overcome false assumptions, but in the end she discovered the truth. “I finally know...
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A Secret No More

February 25, 2014
Libby is a geneticist for NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency responsible for the management and conservation of living marine resources. One of her responsibilities is to genotype endangered species of...
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