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The LizyT show with Julian Kelly

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The LizyT show with Julian Kelly

 

Julian Kelly was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1983 and was placed for adoption shortly thereafter. She has been searching for her birth-family officially since age 18, but had been searching on the internet since age 12. Her adoption has deeply affected every aspect of her life, which led to the formation of the documentary film “ Almost Family”. She is interested in educating the general public about the unintended consequences of adoption, and the links between adoption and mental illness. Julian has a long-standing history as an advocate for marriage equality, and is now advocating for adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. While filming the documentary “ Almost Family” Julian was able to find some of her birth family through DNA testing, but has not yet confirmed the identity of her birth-parents. Making the film was cathartic for her, but she emphasizes that adoption reunions are not for the faint of heart. Julian firmly believes that having basic and accurate ancestry information is a basic human right. Her documentary explores many facets of adoption that are often ignored by mainstream outlets. 

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