Who Am I Really?

By Damon L. Davis

Adoptees telling their own stories of life in adoption, their search for their birth family, and how their reunion attempt turned out. Stories that make you laugh, cry, or simply say "wow". This podcast has two purposes: 1) To help you explore your own feelings about your adoption, accept your desire understand your own personal history, and decide for yourself whether reunification with your biological relatives is right for you. It will help you understand how others have dealt with issues related to protecting the feelings of their adopted families who may be supportive of your search, or question your motives and present challenges. 2) For non-adoptees, this podcast will help you understand some of what is in the minds of your friends, family members, or others who are adopted. Perhaps you had questions for them but you didn’t know if you should ask. The stories will make you smile or bring you to tears, but they’re all true as told by the people who lived them. In them, I hope you’ll find something that inspires you, validates your feelings about wanting to search, or motivates you to have the strength along your journey to learn “Who Am I Really?”

  1. 1.
    000: Welcome to Who Am I Really?
    9:11
  2. 2.
    001- The End of Summer Cake
    33:10
  3. 3.
    003 – When the Search Finds You
    26:18
  4. 4.
    004 – Lucky Online, Connecting When You’re Not Even Looking
    30:46
  5. 5.
    005 – Part of Her Memory That She Lost Was Me
    21:54
  6. 6.
    006 – I Forgave Her When My Son Was Born
    44:48
  7. 7.
    010 – How Can I Meet Her Without Telling Her Who I Am?
    44:39
  8. 8.
    012 – I Need This For My Sanity
    38:41
  1. 9.
    016 – Shall we Cry? No, Let’s Just Laugh!
    24:48
  2. 10.
    019 – Adoption Was Chapter Two Of My Life, I Had To Learn About Chapter One
    44:03
  3. 11.
    021- With Every Heart Break, My Heart Gets Bigger
    34:27
  4. 12.
    024 – I’m Deeply Hurt, But I Hope You’re Happy
    36:42
  5. 13.
    030 – Don’t Fall For “I Can’t Talk To You On The Phone”
    41:44
  6. 14.
    031 – Finding Hope
    42:09
  7. 15.
    032 – Intervew With The Gift Of Adoption Fund
    31:10
  8. 16.
    035 – Interview w/ A Search Angel – For Every Answer You Get, There Are More Questions
    37:35
  9. 17.
    036 – I Found Solace When She Explained The Abuse
    45:53
  10. 18.
    037 – Interview w/ A Search & Reunion Social Worker
    42:11
  11. 19.
    038 – Interview w/ One Of My Two Genealogists
    27:17
  12. 20.
    042 – This Little Voice Said, “You Gotta Do Something”
    48:56
  13. 21.
    043 – When I Looked At Him, I Could See Things About Me
    45:20
  14. 22.
    045 – This Child Will Find Me
    48:19
  15. 23.
    047 – I Was In Charge Of My Destiny
    56:28
  16. 24.
    048 – It’s Not Always The Fairy Tale You Hoped For
    32:07
  17. 25.
    049 – It’s Just More People To Love Me
    45:02
  18. 26.
    050 – Dem Smell De Blood, They Know Who You Are
    45:01
  19. 27.
    052 – Little Who?
    39:50
  20. 28.
    056 – I Feel Whole… Finding Him Was The Key
    32:08
  21. 29.
    057 -My Acceptance Is Etched In Stone
    42:22
  22. 30.
    060 – Its Like Ripping The Wounds Off Over And Over
    39:55
  23. 31.
    065 – Two Years Too Late, Then I Was Shocked
    28:20
  24. 32.
    066 – I’ve Had A Lot Thrown At Me, But I’m A Happy Human Being
    51:49
  25. 33.
    067 – Part Of The Gift Has Been The Work I’ve Done On Myself
    41:02
  26. 34.
    068 – I Don’t Feel Lost, I Know Where I Come From
    42:24
  27. 35.
    069 – I Lived As A Secret, That’s Not Healthy
    48:16
  28. 36.
    070 – I Don’t Think She Can Move Forward From The Pain
    41:12
  29. 37.
    071 – I Would Give Anything To Hear His Voice
    46:12
  30. 38.
    073 – It Hurts That Someone Took Her From This World
    26:52
  31. 39.
    075 – I’m Good On My Own, I Know Who I Am
    43:38
  32. 40.
    076 – What Would My Life Be Like In Korea?
    35:42
  33. 41.
    077 – I’m A Wounded Healer With My Father’s Eyes
    34:20
  34. 42.
    078 – I’m In Recovery, I’m In A Good Place
    45:22
  35. 43.
    079 – There Are Wins And Losses
    42:47
  36. 44.
    080 – It’s Not About How You Got Here
    45:22
  37. 45.
    082 – The Only Thing That Divides Us Is The Mississippi
    44:07
  38. 46.
    083 – An Unbelievable Emotional Roller Coaster For Me
    41:16
  39. 47.
    084 – There’s A Certain Sense of Completeness
    26:40
  40. 48.
    085 – A Bad Truth Is Better Than A Good Lie
    1:16:56
  41. 49.
    086 – Second Time
    55:22
  42. 50.
    087 – A Journey To Find Out Where I Came From
    43:07

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