William Gladden shares his personal story of the search for his birth mother complete with the revelations and frustrations he experienced along the way. He shares how similar his story is to so many others who face steep obstacles in trying to find their own biological families.

William Gladden’s passion for lifelong learning began when he was adopted and raised by two educators. He has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, a lawyer, and a certified financial planner to more than 1,000 Savannah clients. Now retired, he is busier than ever as a mediator of legal conflicts and discussion leader on TED talks and international affairs. He is the married father of three who lives in Ardsley Park.