We have the deep honour of facilitating a conversation between an adoptive mother, Camlynn Blumenthal, and an adopted daughter, Chanda Kornbek Meyer. Not related, Chanda and Cami talk about their experiences as a daughter and a mother. They share the impact of international transracial adoption on their lives - intimate and vulnerable details.
Every adoption experience is unique, and there are important universal understandings.
The conversation in split into two episodes. In this second episode, the conversation goes even deeper. Cami and Chanda talk about the beauty, the burdens and the many layers to transracial adoption. At one point they forget we are recording as they support each other's stories. It is beautiful and very moving.
We are so so grateful to Chanda and Cami for daring to tell their stories - so we can learn. We think it's an act of love.
Please join us in supporting @RootsEthiopia - the NGO we refer to in the podcast. Roots Ethiopia works with communities in Ethiopia to turn local ideas into lasting change. They improve schools, educate children, and enable livelihoods. https://rootsethiopia.org/