In this week’s episode, My Adoption Journey, author, journalist and broadcaster Caroline Clarke discusses her accidental discovery of and reunion with her birth mother–Cookie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole–and its impact on her existing and newly expanded family.

Caroline tells this story in her memoir Postcards from Cookie, and in our conversation she reveals additional details not captured in the book, including an incredible update.  She thoughtfully and candidly talks about the challenges she encountered on this journey.  As she poignantly noted during this episode,  “We tend to equate good with easy and bad with hard. But things can be really good and incredibly difficult. And this was one of those things”. 

You won’t want to miss our discussion of adoption, parenting, family, and the healing power of love.  Tune into this episode here on the Ground Control Parenting Blog, as well on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, I Heart Radio and your favorite streaming spot. As always, if you are enjoying the podcast series, please subscribe, rate, leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share with your friends. (Don’t know how to rate and review?  Click here for instructions.)  Also please follow @groundcontrolparenting on IG and FB, and Carol Sutton Lewis on LinkedIn for more info about these podcasts and our guests.

With this episode, it’s a wrap for Season 2 — wow, that was fast!!  Thanks so much for listening, rating, reviewing, supporting.  Already hard at work on Season 3 , so please stay tuned!