Published on:

13th Jun 2023

125. Chris Thomason: "No More Secrets and Lies"

Chris Thomason just graduated from the University of California Los Angeles a few years ago and is currently a case worker in social work working with migrants going through citizenship as a translator.

Chris was relinquished at birth, adopted at 4 years old, relinquished again 10 months later when the adopted father died suddenly. By the time he reached 11 years old I had been moved 5 times. Never having had a father, he count 7 mothers that it took to get me to high school graduation. 

Chris married the daughter of the last family who raised him after high school. They were married for 25 years and have 2 great sons from that relationship. 

After reuniting with his birth family 20 years ago, he found out the state of California has no record of his birth. Therapy has helped him come to a realization he was no longer obligated to hold so many secrets and lies and “came out” as a gay man living my truth in 2009.

Chris currently attends support meetings with CUB (Concerned United Birthparents) helping other adopted people and birthparents navigate the reunion process.

Recommended resource: CUB (Concerned United Birth Parents)

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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