Interview with Elle Cuardaigh – Adoptee Survival Guide contributing author

Lucy Sheen , aka Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen, an adoptee in the UK by way of Hong Kong, interviewed me as a co-contributor of The Adoptee Survival Guide.

Lucy Sheen actor writer filmmaker adoptee

Today I’m proud and very privileged to be talking to Elle Cuardaigh, fellow adoptee and author. Elle if you wouldn’t mind introducing yourself, please.

1425706_1388313531409950_1457197398_nMy pen name is Elle Cuardaigh and I live in the Seattle, Washington area. (And yes, it is raining, and yes, we really do drink a lot of coffee.)

How old where you, Elle when you were adopted?

1425706_1388313531409950_1457197398_nI went home directly from the hospital with my adoptive parents at the age of three days. It was a private adoption arranged by the family doctor, who also delivered me. So he was my paediatrician and adoption facilitator.

How quickly did adoption become an active part of your life?

1425706_1388313531409950_1457197398_nI cannot remember a time when adoption was not a huge, if usually silent, part of my existence. I was determined to find my birth family by the time I was a teen. I joined a search organization…

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