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39. Jean Strauss: "Birthright", "Beneath A Tall Tree" and "A Simple Piece of Paper"
23rd November 2021 • Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland • Jennifer Dyan Ghoston
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Jean A. S. Strauss is an adoptee who located her birth family in 1988, a life-changing experience which she continues to learn from today, thirty-three years later. She is the author of five books (three about adoption search and reunion) and over 80 films, 55 of which are focused on the need for adoptee access to records. These works are all streamed online, for free, including two features which aired on PBS (one in which YOU are a star!) Worn a lot of hats, but work in the adoption arena has been among the most meaningful of pursuits of her life.

Born in California, now living in Massachusetts, with a lot of moves in between. Hats: wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, writer, filmmaker, legislative advocate, rower, candidate, adventurer - and citizen. 

Music by Corey Quinn