The Dark Side of Adoption with Carrie O’Toole
Carrie O’Toole is an author, speaker, filmmaker, and mom. After adopting her son Sam when he was 3 years old, Carrie & her husband spent the next 8 years in a heartbreaking battle. They went through therapy, surgeries, and multiple diagnoses as Sam struggled to fit into the O’Toole family.
Ultimately, Carrie & her husband made the painful choice to relinquish custody of Sam and place him in the home of another adoptive family.
Carrie’s story is emotionally “heavier” than most of the stories we share on the Inspiring Awesome Podcast, but we believe her story will inspire you in the midst of painful situations.
In this episode, Carrie shares:
1) The importance and power of adoption, but the dark side, the stuff people don’t always want to talk about.
2) Lessons on how to use your painful scenarios for the betterment of others.
3) The reality that we’re all messed up in some way or another, and how being transparent brings opportunity for healing.
Your battles aren’t the same as Carrie’s, but we hope her story gives you the hope and strength to fight through them.