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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
The podcast where adoptees discuss the adoption experience. This is not the usual adoption talk. You will find real, raw, and deep feelings addressed in these interviews. No sugar-coating here! Come and laugh, cry, learn and heal with us. I promise you'll have a "me too" moment. Adult adoptees share stories of search, reunion, and secondary rejection. Adoptees On also curates recommended resources to encourage and educate the adoption community about adoptee issues.
 
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INDIANA ADOPTEE NETWORK NEWS
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Our radio show Indiana Adoptee Network News will interview those in the adoption community.
 
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Born In June Raised In April
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April shares her very personal experience as a transracially adopted person growing up in New England and explores adoption in all its many layers. Each episode is anchored in the months of the year, connecting poignant holidays, rituals, rites of passage, and celebrations to the meaning of legacy, family, and identity. We follow her as she gains understanding of both the beauty and complexity of adoption through interviews and reflections.
 
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AdoptionSTAR's Podcast
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Adoption STAR E-Marketing Coordinator speaks to adoption professionals about trending adoption topics such as the effects of the internet on infant adoption and open and semi-open adoption and much much more.
 
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Adapted
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A podcast that explores the experiences of Korean-American adoptees who return to live or repatriate to Korea as adults. Adoptees talk candidly about their reasons for returning and reflect on the challenges they face and on what they discover about Korean society and themselves.
 
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Who Am I Really?
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A podcast where adoptees tell the stories of their journey to locate and connect with members of their biological family.
 
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OnlyBlackGirl
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Musings of a Transracial Adoptee.
 
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Honest Talk about Choice
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Honest talk about choice is an interview based podcast that allows people to tell personal and profound stories about adoption and abortion so that others will know they are not alone.
 
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We Have White Names
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International adoptees talk about all things race, identity, politics, pop culture, etc., because they can...and because they have White people names. Hosted by: Kevin Vollmers, Laura Klunder, kim thompson, and Stoker.
 
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Adoption Unscripted
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Becoming a parent is life changing. Creating your family through adoption can add additional twists and turns to your journey. On “Adoption Unscripted,” we create a safe place for families on that journey to unpack all they’ve encountered along the way. We have real life conversations with parents, adoptees, first families and industry professionals who bring the amazing experience of adoption to life. We create real life strategies when parents get stuck, unravel myths, inform parents of th ...
 
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AdoptTogether
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Hank Fortener, founder of AdoptTogether, gathers and shares stories of those touched by adoption. Adoptees, adoptive parents, birth mothers and adoption professionals share the joys and challenges of adoption. These incredible stories of lives transformed by adoption offer a powerful understanding of adoption and the tremendous power of family. AdoptTogether is the first non-profit, crowdfunding platform that bridges the gap between families who want to adopt and the children who need loving ...
 
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Adopted: Now What?
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The “Adopted: Now What?” Podcast is devoted to the “voice” of adoptive parents and adoptees sharing stories and information to help others on their individual and unique journeys to self-fulfillment and the establishment of the compassionate, connected relationships they desire. The podcast is hosted by adoptive mother Becky Walker, Founder & President of Beyond Adoptions, Inc.
 
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The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast
 
When we adopted our first daughter, Jaala, her birth mother chose a closed adoption. We also know many adoptive families who have chosen this route. In today’s interview, Jaala shares her perspective on closed adoptions. We understand why birth families and adoptive families choose a closed adoption. For Jaala, her birth mother wanted her to […]…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Pamela Cordano, MFT teaches us why so many adoptees struggle with perfectionism. Even better… she gives us three practical tools we can use to work on our perfectionistic ways. http://www.adopteeson.com/partner
 
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OnlyBlackGirl
 
Hey, this is a podcast about my life as a transracial adoptee. I rant and rave about all things adoptee related, my life growing up "white", how adoptees need a voice in social issues and more. Bascially it's an audio diary and you get to listen. Send questions to onlyblackgirlpod@gmail.com to possibly be read on air. See y'all in August!…
 
Only 9 states in the union give adoptees unrestricted access to their birth records. Adoption Rights Groups say that people who have been adopted should have access to those records. Opponents say that if you allow unrestricted access, abortions will rise. Do you agree? Should adoptees have unrestricted access to their birth records? Do you thi ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Can you really be adopted back into your family of origin? I get to introduce you to Jemma Sullivan, and she shares some incredibly painful realities of having a narcissistic adoptive parent, it’s not all gloom and doom though - I promise you need to wait to hear what happens at the beginning of Jemma’s new chapter with her first mother. http:/ ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Lesli A. Johnson, MFT answers a listener question about finding our identity. “Lesli kept saying it was important to know your narrative as a way to heal trauma. I don't know mine. I don't know really anything about how I came into the world, I don't even know who my father is. Half of my ancestry is a big black hole. And society tells me to be ...…
 
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School of Podcasting - Learn to Plan, Start, and Grow Your Podcast
 
Even though I asked, "How many strikes do you give a podcast before turning out?" nobody answered with a number. Instead, the answers were "it depends." It sounds that you are going to get more strikes if you are delivering Contributors to the show Cliff from www.podcastanswerman.com Tim From the Sled Dog Podcast Jenny from Studiochaotic.com (p ...…
 
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Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility and Adoption
 
Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Madeleine Melcher, an adoptee, mother of three through adoption, and author of the new book How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio: Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospect ...…
 
In this episode we revisit a topic that we have explored before - adoption. As always we talk to those who are closely involved in the subject - focussing in on the lasting trauma caused by being adopted in this episode. Dr Felicity de Zulueta reveals a new treatment as an alternative to CBT for adoptees. As a writer, playwright, singer and her ...…
 
Sara was the baby in her family of four biological half brothers to one another, and one other brother who was also adopted like her just like her. When she hit puberty, a naturally more emotional time in our lives, she lost her grandmother, someone who never made her feel like an adoptee. She found her way… The post 014 – I Would Not Have Made ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
If you are in reunion or are anticipating one shortly… this episode is for you. Marni Hall shares her story and walks us through three guiding principles that she has for a successful reunion, and they are so helpful. http://www.adopteeson.com/partner http://www.adopteeson.com/contest
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Haley talks about how to find an adoption-competent therapist. She gives you five questions to ask and multiple tips for finding that perfect fit. http://www.adopteeson.com/contest http://www.adopteeson.com/healing http://www.adopteeson.com/partner
 
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Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility and Adoption
 
Host Dawn Davenport interviewed four black adoptees in their 20s who were raised by white parents about their experience with transracial adoption. Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A//creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/young-adult-transracial-adoptees-talk-adoption/ Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/OaZe9 S ...…
 
Angela Rushing is a world traveler, adventurer, trust and freedom seeker, health and fitness enthusiast, animal advocate, and author. After a successful career in the beauty industry as a top hairstylist in Los Angeles, it looked like I had it made, although my life felt empty and incomplete, unfulfilled and deeply depressed. Having grown up as ...…
 
Tom advocates for adoptee rights and shares his personal experiences about being adopted online. He shared with me that he was adopted as an infant and things went so well his parents decided to adopt two older boys when he was two. But that’s when the trouble started. He says life became chaotic in their… The post 012 – I Need This For My Sani ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Rebekah Henson shares her story of growing up as an only child, then discovering she was one of seven biological siblings. If this sounds at all familiar, I actually interviewed Rebekah’s older sister Mary Anna King on season one, episode 7. Rebekah is incredibly open with me about the challenges of such a complex reunion. We also dish on all t ...…
 
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ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST
 
Rapper Heesun Lee talks about what it's like to be a female hip-hop artist whose lyrics are unabashedly positive and Christian. She also discusses her status as a Korean adoptee, whether rapping has an age-limit, and how she strives to be a Christian hip-hop MC whose main goal is ministry, not self-promotion. (Intro: Pay Up)…
 
Marcia Engel is on a mission to provide hope and reunite Colombian families who are searching for their children given up (voluntarily or not) for adoption and adoptees seaching for the their families. Herself an adoptee originally from Bogotá, she was raised in Holland, Engel has grappled and bested the challenge of locating her biological fam ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Katie Jae Naftzger, LICSW discusses why adoptees can hold themselves back from becoming successful. Why do we feel like we’re not worth that much, that we don’t have value to bring to the table? How can we manage our insecurity? http://www.adopteeson.com/partner to support the podcast and join my secret facebook group!…
 
In this episode we visited with former foster youth and adult adoptee, Mercedes Russaw. Mercedes entered foster care at a young age and was adopted by her foster mom. She discusses the desire she had as a young adult to explore her biological family relationships and talks about the dynamics of how that impacted her relationship with her adopti ...…
 
Adam tells Teen about growing up as a Korean American adopted by white and Jewish parents. We talk about the personal experience of it, its political wrappings, the injustice of Judge John C. Odell’s enforcement of Adam Crapser’s deportation to South Korea, and the frustration of talking about adoption online. The post TFML #78 A Korean Adoptee ...…
 
10 Practical Steps to Implement Reconciliation Read the The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action. It will take you 20 minutes to read the entire document and they are easy to understand. Visit the TRC website and watch their videos. Access the two free Massive Open Online Courses offered by the University of Briti ...…
 
Steve was raised in Baltimore, MD in a predominantly Jewish suburban neighborhood. But as he looked around at his friends and other families, he truly questioned his own identity, especially as an adoptee. In an era before electronic record keeping, Steve used his street savvy to buy the information he needed about himself in order… The post 01 ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Mariette Williams tells us about her experiences as a Haitian adoptee growing up in Vancouver, Canada, and finding out that her adoption was non-consensual. We touch on some things that transracial adoptees may struggle with and Mariette gives us her perspective on adoption reform. We wrap up with some recommended resources, and as always links ...…
 
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INDIANA ADOPTEE NETWORK NEWS
 
Join President of Indiana Adoptee Network and Host Pam Kroskie with her Guest Lynn Grubb- Lynn Grubb is an Illinois adoptee, stepmother, biological mother and adoptive parent. She is a contributing author to Lost Daughters, and to various adoption anthologies including the newly released It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion ...…
 
Indigenous people are an underrepresented demographic in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Deanna Burgart is an Indigenous chemical engineer, or self-proclaimed Indigeneer that believes diversity is the key to the future of STEM. She’s the co-owner of Indigenous Engineering Inclusion, a company that has built its foundat ...…
 
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KFAI's MinneCulture
 
A new documentary about what’s known historically as the Indian Adoption Project, a US government program designed to place Native American children with white parents. This documentary explores the impact of that program on adoptees and their families. Theme music by Javier Santiago. Support for Minneculture is made possible by a grant from th ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Is adoption really as traumatic as some people say it is? Lesli A. Johnson, MFT teaches us about what the word trauma means and confirms that indeed a trauma occurs when an infant, a baby, a child is separated from their mother. There’s even brain science to prove it! The process of separating a baby from its mother is coded in the nervous syst ...…
 
Author Lisa See comes Back by the Woodpile to talk about her new title The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, which centers around a Chinese ethinic minority woman’s destiny as tied to her people’s particular strand of tea, both sacred and highly sought after in the outside world. Added to this is the woman’s longing to find her lost daughter, adopt ...…
 
No Nerdologia de hoje vamos ver se são nossos genes ou nossa criação que determinam nossa personalidade.Apresentação e Roteiro:Átila Iamarino - http://www.twitter.com/oatilaEdição e Arte:Estúdio 42 - http://www.estudio42.com.brApoio:Paloma Mieko - http://instagram.com/atilaepalomaFONTESPlomin, Robert, John C. DeFries, Valerie S. Knopik, and Jen ...…
 
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StoryHinge | podcast, stories, personal, growth, self help, happiness, leadership
 
Michelle Madrid-Branch is a life coach, author, speaker and global advocate for women and children. She promotes the empowerment of women; in doing so, she is dedicated to be a catalyst for change—for when women are empowered to lead full and productive lives, their children, families, and communities prosper. Michelle has been referred to as a ...…
 
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The Rambler
 
Robby Regal Kim is a Korean adoptee who grew up in northern Minnesota. He is currently writing a work of creative nonfiction that focuses on his coming of age experiences with adoption, American foster care, the Asian-American community, and Texas Holdem poker. He is now a father and residing in Manhattan. In the fall, he will be attending the ...…
 
Cindy had one sister growing up in a mormon family in Las Vegas. But the two adoptees looked very different: Cindy’s blue eyes and blond hair were in stark contrast with her sister’s olive skin and brown hair. She was a very sick child battling illness throughout her life. She never had a burning desire to… The post 008 – She Knew She Had To Do ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
S02 E07 Special - Live Recordings from the Indiana Adoptee Network Conference - Building Bridges An in-depth discussion with a first mother and daughter (Maret Headley and Erica Curry VanEe) that is one of the most touching and intimate views I’ve ever had of a reunion. They were extraordinarily candid with me about what’s been lost because of ...…
 
0511 Adoption Day Special Interview : The stories of Overseas Korean adoptees
 
A new MP3 sermon from Gold Country Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Adoption Class #5. From Adoptee To Adoptive Father - A Testimonial Subtitle: Adoption Parenting Class Speaker: Jason Gregg Broadcaster: Gold Country Baptist Church Event: Sunday School Date: 5/7/2017 Bible: 1 Peter 4:8 Length ...…
 
With it being Foster Care Fortnight it would seem appropriate to talk about Fostering. So, we called on our old friend Blair Mortimer, adoptee and Foster Carer, to chat about his experiences including moving children onto adoptive homes. As always Scott and indulge in some banter, and share our own experiences of being foster carers that adopte ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Mike McDonald, the host of The Rambler podcast, tells us about his experiences as a Korean adoptee, his work with the Also Known As Teen/Youth Mentorship Program and why he did DNA testing before he got married. Mike teaches us about the extensive Korean adoption program and tells us that there are over 200,000 Korean adoptees worldwide. Partne ...…
 
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Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility and Adoption
 
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Katie Naftzger, LICSW, a psychotherapist that specializes in adoption and a transracial adoptee adopted from Korea. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.Cr ...…
 
In adoption, Julie grew up in the Midwest with a family of trans racial adoptees. Her brothers are adopted from Vietnam, and her sister is white. Each of them has a different perspective on searching for their biological families. Julie has always been curious. She told me that in the moments after her son was born… The post 006 – I Forgave Her ...…
 
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Adoptees On | Discover Your Story … Join Our Community … Find Healing |
 
Pamela Cordano, MFT and I discuss anger. What is it and why are so many adoptees accused of being “angry adoptees”? We discuss the reasons we have for legitimately being angry. Pamela teaches us about different types of anger and gives us some practical exercises to work on. I find out I’ve been engaging in Spiritual Bypass, and why that is so ...…
 
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ADOPTION NOW - Telling Your Adoption Story
 
Lauren Stokes, M.A., L.P.C., is a licensed professional counselor at Create Connectivity Counseling PLLC. She is also a writer for Adoption.com. She is an adult adoptee who was raised in an open adoption. This means that after she was adopted at 2 1/2 weeks old, her adoptive parents allowed her biological parents into Lauren's life. In this int ...…
 
For many Indigenous adoptees finding their biological families and learning about their culture is a form of healing. Heather Abbey knew from a young age she was adopted, and she felt lost before connecting with her Indigenous heritage and her large biological family in her late teens. Her training ground for entrepreneurship started at a young ...…
 
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