LOT Podcast 358
November is World Adoption Month, and in honor of that, our guest today is Michaela Foster Marsh, author of the book Starchild: A Memoir of Adoption, Race, and Family, a memoir about her life with her adopted brother Frankie, and her journey to learn more about Frankie after his tragic death by finding his birth family in Uganda. It is ultimately the story of a sibling relationship that transcends borders, time, and life itself.
Michaela is an acclaimed musician with three albums to her credit and has been invited to sing at the Monaco International Film Festival, the Cannes International Film Festival, and for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. She is the founder and Executive Director of Starchild Charity. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland, and has received a Prime Minister’s award for her work in Uganda.
What We Discuss With Michaela Foster Marsh In This Episode
- How her parents came to adopt a child from Uganda in the 60’s
- What it was like growing up with a black brother in the 60’s in Scotland
- How the adoption theme in her life shaped her view of the world
- The challenges of transracial adoption as it relates to behaviour and trust
- The story of Frankie’s passing and the transformation that comes from grief
- How she managed to find Frankie’s birth family in Uganda after his death
- The spiritual element that has guided her steps along the way
Episode Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/yyqdewcm
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