Welcome to What Next:The Adoptee Rights Podcast. Each week we’ll talk about the state of adoptee rights and all that it is—or isn’t. We’ll feature state and federal legislative updates, interviews, and legal developments, plus we’ll discuss the frequent absurdities and complications of being an adopted person.
Join AU’s Gregory Luce and his guests each week as they discuss the state of adoptee rights. Fun and informative, with a constant bottom line of equality for all adopted people.
Latest Episode: Ireland
Greg talks with Claire McGettrick and Mari Steed about Ireland’s history of adoption and original birth records—which have always been public records—and the decades-long fight for Irish-born adopted people to secure the right to obtain all records related to their own identities and history.
And check out Claire and Mari’s (and others’) recent book, Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice, which provides “an overview of the social, cultural and political contexts of institutional survivor activism, the Irish State’s response culminating in the McAleese Report, and the formation of the Justice for Magdalenes campaign, a volunteer-run survivor advocacy group.”
Previous Episode: Omelette
Greg travels to Wisconsin for a legislative hearing and meets Diana
Higgenbottom Anagnostopoulos, as well as other advocates, legislative
staffers, and legislators.
Diana’s remarkable story is highlighted in this week’s episode, and we talk about the documentary film being produced about her life, the hard work of showing up for adoptee rights advocacy, and what it takes to keep moving forward in the face of adversity. Plus, what she means by the three-egg omelette of adoption.