Persistence U with Lizbeth

Episode 34:Twice a Daughter Author Julie McGue on Adoption and the Long Journey to Finding Her Biological Family

October 06, 2021 Lizbeth Meredith Season 1 Episode 34
Persistence U with Lizbeth
Episode 34:Twice a Daughter Author Julie McGue on Adoption and the Long Journey to Finding Her Biological Family
Show Notes

Today, thanks to Ancestry.com and open adoptions, finding one's biological family has never been easier for adoptees. But when Julie McGue began her search for her and her twin's biological parents, she was over 40, in need of her health history, and facing the old-school world of closed adoption records.

You will learn:

  • That adoption laws have traditionally protected the needs of parents giving their children up, not the needs of the children.
  •   Agencies intended to assist searching children are limited by both resources and current laws.
  •    A negative response from a biological family member can be temporary, and evolve over time.

          For show notes, click HERE.