Did you tune in to NBC’s This Is Us last week? Randall brings up the Adoption Split.
Randall Pearson, a transracial adoptee on the show, says, My whole childhood I felt split. There were these people I lived with and then there were my birth parents who I never met. But I thought about them all the time…like a ringing in my ears. It quiets down sometimes…but then there are sometimes where it’s so loud.
How to Help Heal the Adoption Split
The premise of my book is this: Adoption creates a split between a person’s biology and their biography. Openness is a way to heal that split.
Now. Who’s going to send a copy to Rebecca? (Randall’s fictional adoptive mom.)
Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a young adult daughter, writes from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life. Catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.
Lori was honored as an Angel in Adoption® in 2018 by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.