Nov 29, 2018
Lorri Antosz Benson is an award-winning television producer,
writer, author, family advocate and former syndicated columnist.
She worked for DONAHUE, the acclaimed show hosted by the legendary
Phil Donahue, for fifteen years, eight of which were spent as
Senior Producer. Lorri received two Emmy Awards and ten Emmy
nominations for her work with DONAHUE.
Lorri’s memoir, To Have And Not To Hold, covers the relinquishing of her first child for closed adoption, and the subsequent development of a flourishing relationship with her and her family. The second book, Adopting Hope, is a collection of amazing stories from adoptive couples, birthparents and adoptees.
Randy is nervous because he wants Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas to love him. Lorri shares her experiences as a birth mother who chose adoption for her child. Randy puts forward the notion that “birth mothers” don’t often speak up. Randy and Lorri celebrate today’s broader definition of family. Lorri provides touching and meaningful advice for birth parents, adult adoptees and couples consideration adoption. Randy & Lorri also discuss the impact of DNA testing on today’s family unit.
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