StoryCorps Chicago: Brothers Adopted by Different Parents Reconnect Later in Life
When Ken Jackson got married a little over a year ago, one of his groomsmen was Jeremy Rodgers. They’re biological brothers, that is, they shared the same mother, but they’re 13 years apart in age. Both men were adopted when they were young. They knew they had siblings, but not much more than that.
They came to StoryCorps to talk about meeting each other three years ago. Rodgers tells his adoption story first.
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.