Accepted by Biological Family
Get your box of Kleenex out for this episode! All I can say about this one is WOW! It is packed with so many amazing moments between Guests Emma Stevens and her cousin Stephanie. They speak on the impact of meeting, attending a showing of Reckoning with The Primal Wound together, sharing information on common family members, how to be the step in a missing ladder and lastly...acceptance.
About Emma Stevens
Emma Stevens is a U.S. domestic adoptee from birth and has survived layers of trauma that have put her on multiple journeys. She developed the inner strength and courage to surmount the many struggles she faced. Her traumas were born from being an adoptee who struggled with being forced to wear an impossible mask of playing the part of the “good adopted child.”
The Gathering Place: An Adoptee’s Story was Emma Stevens’ first book. She recently released a new book, A Fire is Coming, a page-turning psychological nightmare. When Emma Stevens learned her new next-door neighbor was a psychologist, she innocently asked about how to find a therapist for her own issues. Dr. Carol Brenner decided to accept her as a patient. Against a backdrop of the Laguna Beach Fire, the insidious drama unfolds as Emma finds herself enmeshed in an unhealthy dependency on her therapist, who not only fostered this dependence but also used it to dominate and control her.
Emma has an undergraduate degree in journalism and has completed master’s level course work in psychology, specializing in Marriage, Family, and Child counseling. She has two adult children and two cat children who she adores.
More Emma Stevens
Resources mentioned in the episode
The CeCe Moore Facebook Group - DNA Detectives
Family Tree Magazine - Cousinhood Chart
Family Tree Podcast - to better understand genealogy
DNA Painter - Centimorgan Chart to understand DNA relationships
The Leeds Method - DNA Color Clustering
Find your people, cherish your people and love your people.
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