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While no longer recording new episodes, Lesbian Love Talk - now flying upwards towards 200,000 listens - and consistent billing as one of the most popular in Blog Talk Radio's 'Romance' 'Home-Life-GLBTQ' categories - is a full OUT celebration of you and your life. LLT ran for 4 years and wrapped almost 100 episodes available to you with real conversation and topics, great content and expert guests! Thank you for supporting the show. We hope you will continue to listen and spread the word! Be ...
 
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Erika Gonzales is a 30 year old birth mom from California. She is just over four years post-placement in an open adoption and she is here to be an ally for fellow birth moms and help normalize healthy, close relationships between birth parents & adoptive parents. In this episode we talk about the feeling of "not being in the club" when you have a h…
 
Our first ever non-birth mom guest is on this week! Stephie Predmore, an adoptive mom living in the middle of Illinois with her husband, daughter, and menagerie of cats and dogs. She is passionate about advocating for better adoption education and offers adoption advising for hopeful adoptive and adoptive parents. Stephie is a former ANLC client, t…
 
Today, an article in TIME Magazine came out titled, "The Baby Brokers: Inside America’s Murky Private-Adoption Industry" and we took a deep dive into it. We go over the article top to bottom and help explain the ins and outs in a deep dive. To read the article: https://time.com/6051811/private-adoption-america/ To watch the accompanying video: http…
 
Today we are speaking to Chelsea Moore about the problems with how open adoption has been talked about and advertised. Chelsea is a birth mother, eight years post-placement in a semi open adoption. Her daughter is a transracial adoptee. She came to talk to us today to share what it's like to long for openness and her feelings about how agencies sho…
 
This week we are honored to have Becca Houston on the podcast discussing pre-birth consent. Becca is a birth mom in an open adoption to a gorgeous 6 year old boy. She placed through LDS Services, now disbanded, in 2015, and got to choose a family after meticulous specifications. She’s here today because her heart has been forever changed after her …
 
Jori is our guest this week! Jori is a transracial adoptee from foster care and a birth mom of 12 years. She grew up in Delaware and now lives with her husband and children in Utah. She found herself in an unplanned pregnancy as a student athlete in college, and found herself completely changed after placement. On this episode, Jori discusses her e…
 
This episode, Kelsey and Ashley discuss how different it is to date after placement. Relationships have a new dynamic, there's more nuances to marriage and partnerships, and we seem to bring our good ol' suitcase full of adoption baggage everywhere we go. When do birth moms drop the "adoption bomb" on the new significant other? They discuss all the…
 
Shonda is a birth mom of almost 6 years, and is an adoptee from foster care. She is a full time nursing student, working two jobs, and living life as fully as she can. Her heart is focused on educating others on adoption and what role birth parents take in the whole spectrum of adoption. She speaks a local schools and events, started a support grou…
 
Welcome to our guest, Sarah! Sarah is a two time birth mother of an 18 and almost 17 year old that were both adopted by the same couple, 19 months apart. She is an advocate for adoption education through her @adoptioneducationkeys page and is passionate about consistent, continual, free post-placement care for birth mothers everywhere, as a member …
 
Birthdays can be emotional and exhausting days for birth moms, and everyone handles them in different ways. In this episode, Kelsey talks openly about her son's upcoming birthday and what she does to celebrate and commemorate the day. Ashley and Kelsey dive into discussion about how our bodies hold trauma around these milestones, and how it affects…
 
This week we sat down with Muthoni, a birth mom of 3.5 years to a beautiful baby girl. She has an open adoption and that has helped immensely with her healing. She resides in Texas and for the last three years, she has found a community of women who share the same bond of adoption. In this episode, we get into conversation about delayed grief, rela…
 
We are back! It's been a whirlwind over the past month... COVID19 is sending us all into a frenzy. But we are here, giving you a virtual hug in true social distance fashion. We see you, we hear you, we are standing with you... 6 feet apart. Join us for an unedited, unfiltered episode because friends... it's a shit show. --- Send in a voice message:…
 
Ashley and Kelsey dive into the latest buzz around the adoption community: the enneagram. The enneagram is a typology of nine inter-connective personality types, but it's more than just finding out what your number is. It can unlock the process of self-discovery and truly getting familiar with yourself. Ashley and Kelsey discuss the basics this wee…
 
In this episode, Ashley and Kelsey talk about their ability to share their stories and what kinds of influences have tried to block their honesty. They also touch on family dynamics after adoption and what is difficult about coming to the table when people are offended by your grief. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/twistedsisterhood/…
 
This week we have the pleasure of introducing our very first guest, Amy Erickson. Amy placed a daughter into a closed adoption at the age of 17 and was reunited after 18 years. She has since managed to secure her seat on the rollercoaster of adoption reunion, learning to navigate this often complicated relationship. The last 7 years for her have be…
 
Welcome to the Twisted Sisterhood's very first episode! Ashley and Kelsey introduce themselves and talk about challenges they have faced in their adoptions and how social media has affected the adoption community. They also answer the very important question: what has been the roadblock to your healing as a birth mom? --- Send in a voice message: h…
 
Join Barb Elgin for a live show to learn what's coming up for Lesbian Love Talk. We are on year end hiatus right now and planning ahead for 2015. Be sure to tune in for all the details! -------------------- Are you ready for more Lasting Lesbian Love? I want to support your health and happiness so... Pick up your complimentary three part audio seri…
 
Barb Elgin wants you to meet Diane Anderson-Minshall, this amazing lesbian who is both personally and professionally someone you need and will want to know about. Professionally, Diane is a whirlwind. She is both Editor at Large, Advocate magazine and Editor in Chief of HIV Plus magazine. She oversees the entire Here Media brands. She's written a l…
 
Barb welcomes back Drs. Kim and Renate for Part II of their interview on their book and the topic Lesbian Marriage: A Love and Sex Forever Kit. Last week Barb introduced you to these lovely ladies, who are both psychologists and married to each other! This week, Kim and Renate share some of their best wisdom from their book Lesbian Marriage: A Love…
 
Join Barb Elgin as she interviews partners in work and in love, Drs. Renate Stendhal and Kim Chernin. Barb is so psyched to share the story of Kim and Renate's love with you, because it SO exemplifies Lasting Lesbian Love! Join us as Barb learns the romantic story of how Kim and Renate met and how they went from polyamory to monogamy to marriage! W…
 
Hi there, it's Barb Elgin, your Lasting Lesbian Love Liberator! That's right - it's my mission to free you up - that is - liberate you to find and keep the great relationship you deserve. What sets the Sisterhood apart from all the others???? Well, now, you will just have to join me tonight on the live show to find out. The Sisterhood is soft launc…
 
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