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12th Apr 2022

60. Joi R. Fisher-Griffin, an adoptee, published author and in a full circle reunion

Author and entrepreneur Joi R. Fisher-Griffin is an experienced educator, a passionate adoption advocate and a patron of the arts. After going through her own struggles as an adoptee, Joi wrote her memoir, Finding Joi: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Love. She shared her story so that she could help others who sit in silence about their struggles, and she continues to find ways to be open about adoption, not only with adults but with young people, too. She is the author of two best selling children’s adoption books Choosing Joi: An Adoptee’s Journey and Finding Belonging and Singing with Joi: There Are Lots of Different Ways to be a Family. Joi’s books are designed to bring awareness to adoption sensitive topics and language. She believes adoptees, prospective adoptive parents, an adoptive and foster families can find resources and their community of support if WE all Stop Whispering and Let’s Talk Adoption. Serving as a volunteer Adoptee and Survivor Team Coordinator with Miriam’s Heart Joi believes Finding Joy is Possible!

Joi's recommendations: https://adoptioncouncil.org/article/finding-joi-lessons-from-search-and-reunion/

https://www.miriamsheart.org

https://www.amazon.com/Twenty-Things-Adopted-Adoptive-Parents/dp/044050838X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2DR73OG34VL4C&keywords=20+things+adopted+kids+wish+their+adoptive+parents+knew&qid=1641908972&sprefix=20+things+adop%2Caps%2C909&sr=8-1

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