Linda Russell

Linda shares about the adoption of her first grandchild. Linda and her family maintained a limited connection with him, permitted to meet once a year in public places until he was 16. This arrangement left them uncertain about his awareness of their relationship to him. She expresses regret and concern over the potential information overload he might have experienced upon learning about his adoption and his biological family later in life. She reflects on the lack of comprehensive information and support at the time of the adoption, highlighting the importance of being fully informed. Her story, filled with introspection and hindsight, illustrates the enduring impact of adoption on extended family members and emphasizes the need for open communication and support in the adoption process.

Linda also discusses her involvement with Saving Our Sisters (SOS), a non-profit organization advocating for better support and resources for those facing unplanned pregnancies and considering adoption.