Elena Hall is a proud alumni of Baylor University working on her Master's degree in Social Work. She has had the opportunity to intern in Gladney's Domestic Infant Adoption program and meet staff who were part of her parents' adoption process at Gladney. Those who know her best know that she talks very fast and loves ice cream, singing, dancing, white rice, spending time with friends and families, and all the gluten things.
In this episode, we talked about:
- Elena Hall's international adoption story
- Russian culture integrated with the United States culture
- Sharing her adoption story with others
- Different feelings of being adopted while growing up
- Loss of birth family and not knowing birth family
- Understanding of her adoption story
- Being empowered about adoption
- Going to visit Russia and experiencing the culture
- Reunification with birth parents
- What parents can do to help their kids feel secure in their adoption
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- Through Adopted Eyes: A Collection of Memoirs From Adoptees, Elena S. Hall
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