New Album Expresses Adoptive and Life Journey

A Recommendation by Kinship Center Wraparound Program Director Graham Wright, M.Phil, MSW

Songwriter/singer Mary Gauthier (pronounced Go-Shay) has a new album, The Foundling, that is an overtly autobiographical account of a child abandoned at birth who spent part of her childhood in an orphanage and who later ran away from her mismatched adoptive family and ended up in show business.

Gauthier searched for her birth parents late in life; the album’s track “March 11, 1962″ describes how she finally made phone contact with her birth mother, who refused to meet her. “The Foundling” tells how Mary has come through it all still believing in the power of love.

“We’re all looking for meaning in lives that contain no guarantees…my birth family and my adoptive family loved me the vesy best they could…”

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