A few years back I met Jeffrey Togman a fellow adopted person in my town. He needed someone to help him shoot his film about him trying to find his birth mother. We, of course, did not know which way it would go; how the story would end. Jeff was born in Florida and adopted in NYC; all of which make finding ones birth parents really impossible as birth records are sealed. As an adopted person from England, where birth records are open, I was so shocked to discover this and horrified. How could wanting to know your birth mothers name be something that an adopted adult would have such a difficult time not being able to receive?
From Author, Singer-Songwriter Zara H. Phillips this short show reel combines some of the recent on-camera work from this vibrant and outspoken Adoptee. Highlights from the BBC, O2 Centre, Documentaries, TV news shows, and her song written and performed with Darryl “DMC” MacDaniles called “I’m Legit”
Written by DESTRO2014 Published JUNE 28, 2010 With so many people complaining about a lack of substance in today’s music, Zara Phillips is the complete contrast of that. An adopted singer from Britain, Zara Phillips used her adoption experience to educate others, and utilizes her knowledge to try and better the lives of the millions who are affected by adoption every day.
Written by Eleni Kyriacou Published 02 Mar 2008 The emotional fallout from learning you are adopted can last a lifetime. And many women feel it most when they themselves give birth. Eleni Kyriacou meets four adoptees for whom motherhood brought about a huge change in their attitudes When Zara was pregnant with her first child, Zachary, she was unprepared for the emotional upheaval that would follow. ‘I’d wake up howling,’ she recounts. ‘I kept dreaming that the baby would be taken away from me.’