Published on:

28th Mar 2023

113. Amy Hansen: "I Gain Comfort and Confidence Listening to Other Adoptees."

Amy Hansen is a domestic adoptee, born in 1969. She was placed for adoption at birth. She grew up in a loving family and was well cared for. Amy was the "happy" adoptee, so grateful to her birth parents, her adopted parents and always trying to make everyone happy. She has been in reunion with some of her birth family for the past 5 years and has recently come out of the FOG. Amy is beginning to realize that she was living behind the disguise of a happy, positive person who didn’t realize the loss and grief she was carrying. Today, she feels sad, confused and angry about her adoption and feels that sharing her story is being honest for the first time in her life. 

Amy has been married to a wonderfully supportive husband for over 30 years. They have 3 amazing adult children and 2 golden retrievers.  She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Amy Hansen is a guest of the following podcasts: Pulled By The Root, Wandering Tree, This Adoptee Life and Adoption:The Making of Me

Music by Corey Quinn

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Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland
Adoptees share their perspective about adoption.
Through an audio drama, episodes of thought-provoking conversations and bonus recordings, the listening audience can learn some of the issues that the adoption community face from the perspective of the adoptee.
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Jennifer Dyan Ghoston

Hi, I'm Jennifer who is an adoptee in reunion with both sides of my birth family. I have been formally connected with the adoption community for over a decade and am always interested in hearing the personal stories of adoptees from all over the globe. We all have a "Once upon a time". If you wish to share your story please go to www.jenniferdyanghoston.com