Jan 5, 2023
#4 - The Birds, The Bees & Me
Join Secret Son this week as we journey back to a time when it was morning in America.
Reagan was president, the Eurythmics were tearing up the charts and the nation was falling in love with a precocious teenager named Michael J. Fox.
Meanwhile, today’s guest and I were sitting next to each other in high school mulling over our own Family Ties.
Liam Nitka and I were in the same high school class and had no idea the other was harboring their own shameful, dark secret – they were adopted. Good Lord, the humanity.
Today, Liam I will discuss the demon rum, latter day saints, problems with authority and the thread weaving through it all – secrecy.
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Music, as always, by the inimitable Cassis Birgit Staudt.
Liam was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.
From an early age, he knew he was adopted. Liam's adoption was a big family and neighborhood secret. From the moment he found out he was adopted, he was determined to find his biological parents and learn why he was adopted.
Since the State of Missouri, is a "closed-record" state, he was not able to legally search for his biological family until he turned 21. For years, he struggled to make sense of it all. He felt that finding his biological parents would be the be-all, end-all in learning the circumstances behind his adoption.
Liam found his biological parents at age twenty-one, and it was a good occurrence. He was finally able to piece together certain facts that were blurry to him growing up.
Liam now lives in Boynton Beach, Florida and had been married to his wife, Susan, for seventeen years. They don't have any kids, but have a dog and a cat. Liam works a stable job with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Music by Cassis Birgit Staudt: http://www.cassisb.com/
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