Ereka Howard comes on the podcast to discuss her adoption journey. Ereka discusses how her biological mother and grandmother came to the United States from Cuba on the Mariel Boatlift. At birth, Ereka was placed in foster care and then was later adopted from a local adoption agency in Dallas, Texas. Ereka was reunited with her birth grandmother in college when she reached out to her through social media. Unfortunately, Ereka was never able to meet her first mother, she had passed away years prior. Ereka discusses her healing journey- from feelings of grief and rejection, to working as a motivational speaker and inspiring others.