Recently Josh and I were invited to the Mormon Channel for an interview with Jennifer Stagg.
We didn’t really know where the interview would take us and so we didn’t prepare a ton other than bringing a “tech nerd heart for adoption” to the show and a decade of personal experience. We parked and held hands as we walked into the wrong office. Then were escorted to the right place by the nice people in the translation department. Sorta typical for me. I get lost easily. And often.
Jennifer and her team were so warm. We instantly felt comfortable and I knew it was going to be a great show. Although I still didn’t know what we would really be asked.
During the course of the interview Jennifer talked about how she herself was adopted in a closed adoption arrangement.
With that dynamic, we were able to talk about something that I feel very passionately about: My kids are entitled to know where they came from, their roots, their biological family tree, who they look like, and so on. I was delighted that the interview took this turn. As you can hear in Jennifer’s voice, adoption has really changed over the last few decades especially within the Mormon culture. At least that seemed to be the underwritten theme of this interview for me.
I hope you’ll give it a listen. I feel pretty strongly about it.
Thank you, Mormon Channel for having us and letting us share our story. Jennifer, it was so great to share stories with you and hear about your reunion after the show. All the best to you on your journey! I hope our paths cross again soon. xo
And, in case you are hungry for more Mormon Channel goodness …Time Out For Women filmed a piece about our family that was featured on Mormon Channel before Jackson was born. It’s called Seek the Good. Enjoy!