After The Viral Video: Questions You Get Asked When You’re Adopted

The week before Mother’s Day, Australian DJ Ryan Jon posted a video of himself sharing his feelings about his birth mother and saying that he would love to thank her in person, if meeting him wouldn’t be disruptive to her current life. The video went viral. It’s been viewed more than 100 million times and over 10,000 people have messaged Jon.

He writes, “My mother’s name is Julie and I have received emails from 78 different Julies. That’s 78 separate times I’ve seen that name in my inbox, 78 times my heart’s skipped a beat, and 78 times a cold sweat has suddenly appeared on my forehead. I’ve also been asked a lot of questions. Here’s my answers to the most common ones.”

Read his answers here!

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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