Season 1, Episode 10: Landric

An interview with Landric, an adoptee who was recently found by his natural mother. We discuss his relinquishment, feelings about reunion, becoming an oldest brother to four siblings, and a big lesson he’s learned from his time in counselling.

Show Notes

Topics We Discussed

  • Born in 1973 in North Carolina, relinquished at birth (premature)
  • Foster care for first three months
  • Adoptive parents infertile, Landric grew up as an only child
  • Landric used to believe being adopted wasn't a big deal, didn't think about it much
  • Was found by his natural mother in 2015
  • Growing as an only child, becoming an oldest of five siblings
  • Circumstances of his relinquishment
  • Speaking about adoption positively at first, protecting his natural mother's feelings
  • Pretending (to his adoptive parents) that everything is fine, that there aren't any adoption issues
  • Moving beyond the honeymoon stage, a deeper relationship with natural mother
  • The feeling we get when we say goodbye after a visit to bio-family
  • Speaking to adoptees who don't feel the need to look for biological parents
  • Contact with his biological father
  • Reaching out to his half-sister (paternal side)
  • Mourning the loss of bio-family
  • Advice to adoptive parents
  • Love addiction, adoptee issues
  • Desiring to be a parent, now focusing on putting his children first
  • Genetic mirroring, and fraternal twins
  • Accepting a step-child as your own, as an adoptee
  • Upheaval of reunion
  • Reassurance from biological family members in reunion
  • Reunion with siblings
  • Parenting as an adoptee

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