Gifts to the World by Michael Shipka

Meet Michael Shipka

Filmmaker

Michael Shipka is a junior at the University of Minnesota. He was adopted from Peru when he was ten weeks old by single mother Barbara Shipka and raised in Minnesota. Michael’s birth mother Celmira was involved in the adoption process in Peru.

Michael made this film for a college project.  DWLA is so taken with Michael’s story and the pride he takes in his heritage. We think you will love this video as much as we do!

Comments

  1. Lisa DeNike Ercolano says:

    Michael, thank you for sharing this intelligent, sensitive and beautiful story and film with us.

  2. I truly enjoyed your story! Maybe this is the beginning of many more to come? Blessings on your journey.

  3. Hi, Michael–>I enjoyed your film so much! What a bright future you have before you.
    All the best,
    Wilma

  4. Michael, I just wanted to say how much I love your film and your story. I hope you keep up the storytelling!

  5. Hey michael! What an amazing video to watch! Your story is truly amazing and I loved learning about your culture. It makes me so happy that this blog has brought adoptees of all different cultures! 🙂 x

  6. Beth Robb says:

    To Michael-it is thrilling to see that the tiny baby I saw many years ago has grown into this wonderfully gentle and sensitive young man!! To Barbara-you did a fantastic job of helping Michael negotiate growing up. Would love to see you again someday! Love Beth Robb (Ricka’s mother)

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  3. […] old; 6) 12 – 18 years old; 7) 18 + years old; 8) Musing / Thruout.  Barbara's son Michael's video was showcased in Gifts to the […]

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  5. […] old; 6) 12 – 18 years old; 7) 18 + years old; 8) Musing / Thruout.  Barbara's son Michael's video was showcased in Gifts to the […]

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  8. […] old; 6) 12 – 18 years old; 7) 18 + years old; 8) Musing / Thruout.  Barbara's son Michael's video was showcased in Gifts to the […]

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