“Chosen Family” - The Songs of Hello Goodbye Ep. 10

In “Chosen Family” we see stories of the different ways families come together. These stories, and the songs that score them in this week’s episode, remind us how family means more than just blood.

“Wherever You Go”

Mariana and Maggi relive the day their adopted daughter joined their family almost 20 years ago. They remember how they had to keep their relationship a secret in order to adopt a child from China as a same-sex couple. “We both wanted a family,” Maggi says, "so we came together with each of us having that desire."

“Wherever You Go” by Fortunate Ones speaks to staying true to your heart, even when obstacles may seem hard to overcome.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
The way that you planned it at the start.


Paul and his cousin Aneisha have had to say their final goodbyes to their sick grandmother. It’s been tough for Paul, who was raised by his grandmother after his parents died when he was young. "I'm not ready to say goodbye to my grandma," Paul says. "I've lived with her for so long. It's going to be hard."

“Scars” by My Brothers and I speaks to acknowledging the sadness and fear that comes from hard times as a way to carry on and grow stronger.

They say time heals all wounds
I don't agree
Everyone needs a scar
They're all over me

“For A Moment”

Ian is finally meeting his half-sister Rebecca for the first time. He grew up with an absentee father and chose to distance himself from his family until a change of perspective sparked him to connect with his long-lost sister. 

“For A Moment” by Distant Cousins speaks to letting go of the weight of our past to embrace what we have today.

So speak up today, these words
That have been lying on your heart
Let ‘em in, let ‘em out
And lift up this heavy weight you have been carrying around

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