Author: Emily and Gene Trowbridge

Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify  In this episode, Emily and Gene Trowbridge discuss addiction in adoptees. They explore the reasons why adoptees may be more likely to become addicted, including the trauma of being separated from their biological parents at birth. They also discuss the impact of multiple placements and the need for stability in a child’s life. The conversation delves into coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse and risky sexual behavior, that some adoptees may turn to as a way to deal with their trauma. Overall, the episode sheds light on the unique challenges faced by adoptees and the importance of understanding and…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify  In this episode, Emily, Kay, and Gene Trowbridge discuss the adoption of their daughter and sister, Amy Trowbridge. They share their experiences of the adoption process and the emotions they felt when they first met Amy. They also discuss the unique challenges and dynamics of being an adoptive family. The conversation touches on topics such as sibling relationships, identity, and the impact of adoption on mental health. The episode highlights the importance of understanding and supporting adoptive children and the need for specialized therapy and resources. This conversation delves into the complex emotions and experiences surrounding adoption, addiction, and…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify  In this episode, Kay Trowbridge shares her unique adoption story and her journey to reconnect with her biological father. She discusses the dynamics of her family, including her stepfather and her relationship with her biological father’s wife. Kay also talks about her decision to adopt and the challenges she faced in trying to conceive. She reflects on the feelings of abandonment and the importance of creating a loving and supportive family. In this conversation, Emily and her mom, Gene, discuss various aspects of adoption and family dynamics. They explore the importance of encouraging connections with birth parents and the complexity…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode, Emily Trowbridge shares her adoptee journey and experiences growing up in an adoptive family. She recalls early memories of asking if she was adopted and reading adoption books. Emily discusses the adoption process and her understanding of being adopted. She reflects on her family dynamics and the adoption papers she had. Emily also talks about dealing with teasing and feeling different as an adoptee. She shares her thoughts on meeting her biological parents and her fear of not liking what they look like. The episode concludes with a discussion on tracking biological parents and the importance…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode, Gene Trowbridge shares his adoption story and the impact it had on his life. He discusses his early years as an adoptee, including the process of being adopted and his name change. Gene also shares the story of Marybeth, a girl who briefly lived with his family and the effect it had on him. He reflects on his relationship with his parents and the challenges they faced. Gene then discusses his decision to adopt his own children and the different perspectives his daughters, Amy and Emily, had on adoption. The episode concludes with the tragic end…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify  In this episode of Hey! Am I Adopted? podcast, Gene and his daughter Emily discuss their experiences as an adoptive family. They share stories about Emily’s adoption, including how she got her name and the circumstances surrounding her adoption. They also talk about the question of belonging and the curiosity that adoptees may have about their biological parents. Emily explains her reasons for wanting to do the podcast and the importance of sharing adoption stories. They touch on hobbies, such as horseback riding, and discuss the possibility of searching for biological parents in the future. The episode concludes with…

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