Episode #05: Finding Family with Margaret E. Ward (Part 1)

Show Title: Finding Family with Margaret E. Ward.

In the fifth episode of the Inside the Journey podcast John & Nelson interview Margaret E. Ward author of Missing Mila, Finding Family. We talk about her book, what went into writing it, and what has happened since it’s release.

About the podcast

Our goal with the podcast is to give you a look at what is going on behind the scenes with the film and to explore this very complicated issue.

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Show Notes


Welcome to the Inside the Journey Podcast. This is episode #5 for Sunday, June 2nd 2013. I’m Nelson de Witt.

I’m John Younger.

And we are the creative masterminds behind the documentary film Identifying Nelson/Buscando A Roberto.

This week we have an extra special guest my mom! Well she’s not just my mom she is the author of Missing Mila, Finding Family: An International Adoption in the Shadow of the Salvadoran Civil War. She is a Professor of German, Emerita, who taught at Wellesley College in Wellesley Massachusetts from 1971 to 2010. I’m very pleased to introduce the one and only Margret Ward!


  • Opening Welcome: Memorial Day weekend signifigance
  • Tell us about the book
    • Why did you write the book?
    • What was your experience in conducting your research and how the story unfolded?
    • Why did you start with Dalila’s hammock
  • What has happened since the book came out?
    • Events
    • Chicago


Thats our show!

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  • Or if you want say something more personal email us at podcast@identifyingnelson.com
  • Tune in next Sunday, for part two of our talk with Margaret E. Ward.




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About Nelson/Roberto

Separated from my family during El Salvador's civil war, by death and adoption, I was reunited with them at the age of 16. I do entrepreneurial art projects that are meaningful, relevant, and push me creatively.

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