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On Season 3, Episode 3 of the Adoptee Thoughts Podcast, Lynn Woo Mykytyn, MA LPCC LADC, and host, Melissa Guida-Richards discuss Paige's experience as an adoptee and her role as a therapist. They dig into the nuance of this work, how it felt to grow up in a white majority family, and how she advocates for adoptees and birth parents. About Lynn Woo Mykytyn, MA LPCC LADC: Lynn Woo Mykytyn, MA LPCC LADC, is the founder of Sando Wellness & Counseling in Minnesota and works as a counselor supporting teens, adults, parents, and couples. Lynn built her practice on the concept that identifying what is right with us can support and motivate change in the areas of our life that no longer serve us. She believes that mental health and wellness has to do with all elements of our lives and all aspects of self; something that cannot be captured in a diagnosis and specializes in issues related to anxiety, depression, and addiction, as well as identity and transracial adoption. How to connect website: https://www.sandowellness.com/ instagram and twitter: @sandowellness email: Lynn@sandowellness.com _________ To read more of the work by your host Melissa Guida-Richards, check out guida-richards.com, or the podcast's website adopteethoughts.com. Her book is now available anywhere books are sold.
- Upcoming changes to our Patreon Page - Re-emergence of Charles and Camilla "love child" - Correcting Social Media misinformation about DNA testing! - Story Time with listener and adoptee Sandi S. (Part 1) For help solving your genealogical mystery contact Julie Dixon Jackson at cutoffgenes.com Don't forget to leave a review of the podcast and/or Cutoff Genes Investigations!
Lynn Grub returns to the podcast to give us an update on her adoption journey as a published author of her memoir, "Hidden Identity" on the Adoption Experience podcast. Lynn is a Peruvian American adoptee as well as a parent by birth and adoption. She has published multiple essays at her blog, No Apologies For Being Me and in various adoption anthologies. In 2015, she created and self-published The Adoptee Survival Guide: Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools, Using genetic genealogy, she was able to identify her paternal ancestry and now helps other adoptees do the same. Music by Corey Quinn
My guest today is matthew anthony, formerly Matthew Charles. Matthew is the host of little did u know, a podcast that centers the lived experiences—the learned and inherited wisdom—of transracial adoptees. He is also a poet, and his debut poetry collection, You Can Not Burn The Sun (2020), is sold out, and he is currently working on book 2. Today, Matthew shares his adoption story, how the absence of conversations on race effected his identity formation, the role faith plays in his life, and how creating art is saving his life. matthew shares one of his poems with us, If My Black Body Were more like the black body of a gun.
Bio-Melinda is a baby scoop era adoptee - meaning her adoption was done in secret, by The Cradle Adoption Agency in Evanston, Ill. in 1947. Her true identity was sealed by law for 99 years. Her secret journey to find her biomother began in 1970 and in 1980 was finally found. In the course of forty years she became an activist and advocate for adoptee rights; wrote articles for adopters Sandra Hanks and Lisa Shahar for the blog Adoption Under One Roof, wrote her memoir in 2012 and started her own FB page. Reunion didn't happen until 2009 when she flew out to Waterloo, Iowa, to meet her paternal second cousins once removed. Her paternal half- brother and sister drove from Houston to meet and share information. She also united with her maternal half-brother and made a true family tree on Ancestry.com. It is now 2022 and is very active helping other adoptees. Today adoptees are taking back their voices and sharing their thoughts and feelings in ie groups on Facebook, Blogs, Podcasts, YouTube, Instagram and on and on. Adoptees are finally talking out loud. Melinda A. Warshaw's memoir, "A Legitimate Life; A Forbidden Journey of Self-Discovery" is available on Amazon. Music by Corey Quinn
Moses Farrow is the international Korean born adopted son on Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. To say Moses' adoption, childhood and adult life has been complicated is a massive understatement. Forget about what you think you know about Moses and put any tabloid style commentary aside. In his own words, Moses said, "Adoption Trauma is a shared life-changing experience, or set of experiences, for all those involved with adoption. It's important that we recognize and acknowledge the risk factors and causes of adoption trauma that makes this a crisis we all need to take action to end. This is why I have developed the Adoption Trauma Factsheet, which is free to download at https://transformadoption.com Education is key to creating a well-informed, trauma-informed society. This starts within homes, therapy offices, schools, hospitals, and all the places adopted people and their parents need to feel safe in and receive the most support, understanding and most of all, validation of the traumas they have experienced." About Moses Farrow: "Adopted people are a marginalized group who deserve their rights. It was a difficult decision after spending my entire career in the mental health field, but I knew it was a step forward to become an Adoption Trauma Educator. I helped many children and families working in community-based, intensive programs before pivoting completely to adoption. I spent two years leading a team in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families in Connecticut for their Intensive Family Preservation and Intense Safety Planning Programs. I was presented with the opportunity to work with an adoption agency, one of the oldest in the U.S. It was a chance to make a difference for others who had also been adopted like me. During my time there, I took a position as a board member for ATTACh.org, a national organization focused on the training and treatment in the attachment in children. It was an important step in my own personal and professional evolution. Since then, I have had to come to terms with my own truth. In 2020, I advocated for anti-racism with the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes in the U.S., I spoke against the stigma towards mental health and have continued to raise awareness of the suicide crisis in the adopted population. I have made numerous appearances on podcasts and have been featured in the media in the U.S and across the world, sharing my own story of adoption to help raise awareness of adoption trauma. I began the social media movement #truthislouder and joined NAAPUnited.org as a board member. This perspective now informs the way I connect with and educate my clients, whether they are individuals embarking on their own adoption truth journeys, or their family members who want to learn how to best support their adopted family member, or other interested parties in their support system including schools, workplaces, businesses and organizations. I believe we all thrive when we live, grow and support each other in safe ways and in safe environments. And the way to create a sense of safety is by uncovering who we truly are. Learn more at mosesfarrow.com"
In this episode we discuss the history of different schools of thought regarding adoption language, including Positive Adoption Language and Honest Adoption Language. We also talk about following the adoptees' leads and giving thought to circumstances. Words matter! Adoptive parents need to be cognizant of the preferred language of adoptees and biological parents in their lives. We advocate for adoptee-focused language. We discuss the need to focus our adoption language on adoptees and their preferences rather than on others in the adoption community. The tricky thing about this topic is that every adoptee is going to feel differently. As a community, we need to do better at listening to and respecting the needs of biological parents and, most of all, adoptees.
- Guest co-host Amy Perkins sits in with @joolsjackson- madness ensues - Casual cruelty experienced by Adult Adoptees on Social Media - Reckoning With the Primal Wound comes to @CatalinaFilm Festival - Amy Ulrich @aimsulrich completes her Epic Odyssey Arc...so far. Subscribe, Rate and Review. For help with your DNA Search contact Julie Dixon Jackson at www,cutoffgenes.com
Tony Hynes is an interracial adoptee whose adoption case reached the US Supreme Court in the 1990s. While his case was knocked down to a lower court, Tony Hynes' adoption ended up in a rare arrangement – joint custody between his Black birth grandmother an...
Transracial adoption affects all parts of the adoption triad. We will talk today with a transracial adoptee and his birth mom and adopted mom. We will include tips for adoptive parents raising transracially adopted or fostered child.In this episode, we cover:Adoptee's experience with transracial adoption PreschoolElementary yearsMiddle and high school yearsCode switchingFeelingsIdentity formationCollegeAdulthoodReunion with birth familyBirth Father?Birth Mother's experience with reunion and transracial adoptionHer role in identity formationHer feelings on reunionAdoptive Mother's experience with transracial adoptionTips for adoptive and foster parentsAdditional Information:Kyle Bullock's Instagram: kb_2090Short documentary based on story of Kyle and his birth family and adoptive family. “Finding identity: Growing up a transracial adoptee” This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the show
Angela Tucker wants to change the conversation about adoption. She is an adoptee advocate and mentor, host of the podcast The Adoptee Next Door and author of the forthcoming book You Should Be Grateful: Stories or Race, Identity and Transracial Adoption. Born in Chattanooga, Angela grew up in Bellingham, Wash., with white adoptive parents — an experience that was challenging and sometimes isolating. She didn't have a person of color as a teacher until she was in college. After turning 21, she was able to find and eventually meet her birth parents, but that was in spite of Tennessee law, not because of it. Her work centers adoptee voices and perspectives. But first, we talk with WPLN's Blaise Gainey about the recent arrest of former Tennessee Speaker of the House Glen Casada and his former aide Cade Cothren. Guests: Blaise Gainey, WPLN political reporter Angela Tucker, author and adoptee advocate
Patrick McMahon is an artist, writer and musician. Born in Chicago, he has lived most of his life in the Midwest and California, where he currently resides in San Diego. His book, Becoming Patrick, a memoir of adoption, was a San Diego Book Awards Finalist and is currently available worldwide. He's been active in adoption education and reform since 1999 and has conducted expressive arts seminars nationally for people involved in adoption. His photography has been exhibited nationally for over 25 years, and he plays clarinet in the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble. His memoir "Because Patrick" is available on Amazon.com Music by Corey Quinn
A West Clare adoptee is describing the Government's abandonment of an independent review into mother and baby home testimony as 'really hurtful'. Cree man Anthony Morrissey, who was adopted at birth, says the situation beggars belief.
In this episode I had a blast interviewing Joshua Christian Oswald. Joshua is the Policy Coordinator For the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy. He has done great work nationally and in his home state of Indiana. Tune in to hear more about his journey.
***WARNING!!! THIS EPISODE DISCUSSES SUICIDE, ABUSE AND ADOPTION TRAUMA. Donna Marie Joseph was with her birth mother for a few months before she was taken and adopted by wonderful parents that loved and raised her as their own. The only problem was, Donna was a mixed race child and her parents were both white. Donna discusses how this affected her growing up and even though she was raised in a loving household that hosted many foster children, she felt a lone. At the age of 12 Donna felt the primal urge to see a picture of her birthmother and this lead to the start of many revelations and self discovery for her. It also ultimately lead to her leaving home, and finding herself in an abusive relationship. How did she start to find her way back to herself? There is so much to unpack in Part One of Donna's adoption story, and there are so many more adoption stories to tell. ***If you or someone you know would like to tell their adoption story on the podcast, (adoptee, adoptive parent, birth mother), or if you are searching for a lost love one, either separated by adoption or the foster care system, I would love to help you with your search by getting the word out and having you tell your story on the podcast. Please send an email to MindYourOwnKarma@gmail.com and your story will be considered for the podcast. ***Please seek professional help if you find yourself struggling with some of the realizations that you may experience during this episode. EMAIL: MindYourOwnKarma@gmail.com SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram LINK: https://www.instagram.com/mind_your_own_karma/ FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/Mind-Your-Own-Karma-110025457977558 ADOPTION SEARCH AND REUNION FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/57164728955 FIRESIDE ADOPTEES FACEBOOK PAGE: (ADOPTEES ONLY GROUP) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1411791922534076/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/melissa-ann-brunetti/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/melissa-ann-brunetti/support
Janet Nordine, MS, LMFT, RPT-S is an Adoption Compassionate and Competent Therapist working with all members of the Adoption Constellation (adoptee, adoptive parent, birth parent and family members), and their supporters. Janet has advanced training to meet the needs of the Adopted Child and Family. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, a Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) Practitioner and she is trained in Level I Theraplay. Janet is attachment-focused and has a clinical foundation in Gestalt Theory. Her personal connection to adoption is that she is a “baby-scoop” era Adoptee and an advocate for adoptee rights. She is an expert on being adopted. She has been adopted her whole life. As an adoptee, she has a unique perspective and understands the clinical aspects of adoption trauma. Music by Corey Quinn
- The science behind infant/mother separation trauma - The U.S. Private Infant Adoption Industry compared to the rest of the world - From the trenches: When all your DNA matches are also adopted - Part 2 of Storytime with NPE/MPE Amy Ulrich For help with your search contact Julie Dixon Jackson at cutoffgenes.com
Hosts Susan David and Gayle Swift have taken an August hiatus to spend some time with family, friends and extended relatives! Please join them for a rebroadcast of their interview with adoption author, adoptee, and adoptee genealogist, Lynn Grubb for an enlightening first discussion about genetic genealogy for adoptees. Lynn lets us in on what you need to know before starting to search and some other considerations you might not have considered. As always, your hosts focus on Adoption Attuned practices that help families raise healthy and happy adopted children. Our guest, Lynn Grubb, offers a variety of perspectives: she is an Adoptee, a Kinship Adoptive Parent, and Editor of the The Adoptee Survival Guide: Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools. Lynn also writes at her blog, No Apologies for Being Me. Born in Chicago, Illinois in the middle of the Baby Scoop Era, Lynn grew up wondering where she came from and why she was given up for adoption. At the age of 40, Lynn embarked on a search for her roots, had a reunion with her maternal family and fourteen years later, found her birth father thanks to genetic genealogy She is currently working on a memoir to be published in 2021. Lynn also serves as “The Adopted Genealogist” on Facebook where she uses her expertise to help other adoptees find family. Lynn writes from the perspective of many hats: adult adoptee, kinship adoptive parent, step-parent, biological parent and child advocate. When not writing, you can find her at any live concert. She currently serves as President of the Adoptee Rights Coalition, which advocates for adopted people to receive equal access to their original birth certificates.
How do transracial adoptees come to terms with feelings of loss and shame? Clare shares what she's learning as we dive deep into mental health and limiting beliefs. We also touch on physical health given her wake up call after being diagnosed with diabetes. Inspirational.Check out Claire's amazing letter to herself here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uCIJtEfcEAkrz_NiZTjer_0JKB-kpyxMhbXrKZxzTKc/editConnect with her here:https://www.facebook.com/claire.magenheimerhttps://www.instagram.com/claire_magenheimerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-magenheimer/
We had SO MUCH FUN with this guest and we think you will too. Korean-Australian adoptee Ra Chapman is a writer, actor and dramaturg. She has strong ties with the adoption community and works closely with Asian-Australian and diverse artists. Ra is one of those people who has been on our list of guests to invite for a long time, but we were just waiting for the right moment—and here it is! Ra's debut play, K-BOX, which won the 2021 Patrick White Playwright Award, will premiere at the Malthouse Theatre next month (and we are so freakin' proud of her!). K-BOX is a surreal comedy with an Australian Korean adoptee main character named Lucy. Lucy has just quit her job, dumped her boyfriend, and turned up on her adoptive parents' doorstep needing somewhere to crash. She's depressed, she's a mess, and she's stumbled across an old cardboard box that was once full of childhood memories but is now completely empty. Lucy and her parents haven't always seen eye to eye on everything, but when a K-Pop star mysteriously wanders into their lives and starts asking destabilising questions about her Korean roots, new fault lines are exposed in the family unit that become impossible to hide. In this episode Ra talks about the inspiration for K-BOX, as well as her transition from acting to writing. Then Ra shares her experience as an Asian Australian actor and writer, and her thoughts on diversity and representation in the Australian arts scene. Plus, we make our acting debut reading a short excerpt from K-BOX, we learn some industry lingo, such as “meat puppet”, and much more. K-BOX opens at the Malthouse Theatre, in Melbourne, Australia on 2nd September 2022. Book tickets here! https://www.malthousetheatre.com.au/tickets/malthouse-theatre/k-box/
Connecting to the adoptee community can be very helpful to the adoptee in search and reunion. Several months ago, Host Lisa Ann sat down with Author and Podcaster Jennifer Dyan Ghoston to discuss the benefits of connection adoptee-to-adoptee. Their lived experiences spawned a creative shared episode, where they listed out a few of their favorite resources. If you are not familiar with Jennifer, she has been connected to the adoptee community for over a decade and is interested in hearing the personal stories of adoptees from all over the globe. The Truth So Far… is her memoir capturing an open, honest and public adoption experience. To further give into the community, Jennifer hosts the podcast Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland. Both Jennifer and Lisa Ann hope you enjoy the spirit of community and creativity in this week's episode. Want to connect with Jennifer: http://www.jenniferdyanghoston.comIG: @onceuponatimeinadopteeland Twitter: @Jenniferghoston andFB: Jennifer Dyan GhostonRESOURCES DISCUSSED Podcasts:The Adoption Files - Ande StanleyWho Am I Really - Damon DavisAdoptees On and Adoptees Off Script - Haley RadkeyPulled By By the Root - Heidi MarbleOnce Upon A Time...In Adopteeland - Jennifer Dyan Ghoston Adopted Feels - Hana and RyanAdoption: The Making of Me - Louise Browne and Sarah Reinhardt This Adoptee Life - Amanda MedinaBlack to the Beginning (podcast) hosted by Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria WashingtonBooks/Blogs:The Gathering Place - Emma StevensThe Lies that Bind - Laureen PitmanTree of Strangers - Barbara Sumner Searching for Mom: A Memoir - Sara EasterlyThe Truth So Far...: a detective's journey to reunite with her birth family - Jennifer Dyane Ghoston Betty Jean Lifton (author) “Twice Born”Jean Strauss (author) “Beneath a tall tree” and “Birthright”Nancy Verrier (author) “Coming Home To Self”Ann Fessler (author) “The Girls Who Went Away”Julian Washio Collette (Blog) Peregrine Adoptee: Wandering Reflections of a Life in FragmentsGroups:Adoption MosaicFireside Adoptees (Private and Public Groups)Adoptees Connect - state chapters / groupsAdoptee Voices Writing Group founded by Sara Easterly(Co-facilitators; Ridghaus, Alice Stephens, Kate Murphy and Jennifer Dyan Ghoston) www.adoptee-voices.comMiscellaneous:Adopteereading.comBookshop.org/shop/reunionlandpress.
I had a wonderful time talking with Danielle Campbell. She is MPA, Adoptee, MDHHS Foster Care Specialist, advocate, and more. Danielle walked us through her experience in care also her experience while being an adoptee and more.
Recommended resources by podcasters, Lisa Ann and Jennifer Ann Fessler (author) “The Girls Who Went Away” "The Gathering Place" - Emma Stevens "The Lies that Bind" - Laureen Pitman "Tree of Strangers" - Barbara Sumner "Searching for Mom: A Memoir" - Sara Easterly "The Truth So Far...: a detective's journey to reunite with her birth family" -Jennifer Dyan Ghoston @Because Adoption (Mary Herbert) on Instagram Adoptee Voices Writing Group founded by Sara Easterly (Co-facilitators; Ridghaus, Alice Stephens, Kate Murphy and Jennifer Dyan Ghoston) www.adoptee-voices.com Betty Jean Lifton (author) “Twice Born” Jean Strauss (author) “Beneath a tall tree” and “Birthright” Nancy Verrier (author) “Coming Home To Self” Julian Washio Collette (Blog) Peregrine Adoptee: Wandering Reflections of a Life in Fragments Podcasts: Black to the Beginning hosted by Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria Washington Adoption: The Making of Me hosted by Sarah Reinhardt and Louise Browne The Adoption Files - Ande Stanley Who Am I Really - Damon Davis Adoptees On and Adoptees Off Script - Haley Radkey Pulled By By the Root - Heidi Marble Wandering Tree - Lisa Ann Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland - Jennifer Dyan Ghoston Adopted Feels - Hana and Ryan Adoption: The Making of Me - Louise Browne and Sarah Reinhardt This Adoptee Life - Amanda Medina "Adoption Mosaic" founded by Astrid Castro Fireside Adoptees on Facebook (Private and Public Groups) Adoptees Connect - state chapters / groups Adopteereading.com Bookshop.org/shop/reunionlandpress. Music by Corey Quinn
Today we chat with the absolute legend that is Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks A powerhouse literary agent and author extraordinaire, Eric Smith is a rockstar in the publishing world and an all round amazing human. A bit more about Eric: (https://www.ericsmithrocks.com) Eric Smith is a Young Adult author and literary agent with P.S. Literary living in Philadelphia. His latest book, Jagged Little Pill: The Novel, a collaboration with Alanis Morissette, Academy award-winner Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard, is an adaptation of the Grammy and Tony award winning musical. His recent books include You Can Go Your Own Way (Inkyard Press) and the acclaimed anthology Battle of the Bands (Candlewick), co-edited with award-winning author Lauren Gibaldi. It's currently being adapted for film by Playground Entertainment. His novel Don't Read the Comments was a YALSA 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The paperback is out now. He has short stories and essays in the anthologies Color Outside the Lines by Sangu Mandanna (Soho Teen), Body Talk by Kelly Jensen (Algonquin), Allies by Dana Alison Levy and Shakirah Bourne (DK), All Signs Point to Yes by Candice Montgomery, cara davis-araux, and Adrianne Russell (Inkyard), and Adoptee to Adoptee by Nicole Chung and Shannon Gibney (Harper). His other books include the IndieBound bestseller The Geek's Guide to Dating (Quirk), Inked (Bloomsbury), the anthology Welcome Home (Flux), and contemporary fantasy novel The Girl and the Grove (Flux). His writing is represented by Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary.
In this episode we speak to Liz Harvie adopted adult and adoptee rights campaigner. We'd been planning to speak to Liz for quite a while and the interview conincided with the release of the House of Commons & House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights -The Violation of Family Life: Adoption of Children of Unmarried Women 1949–1976 report. Liz was generous with her time and story shared some of her own experience and the impact of being adopted and reunion on her, liz spoke across a broad range of issues including the report and we're sure you'll agree she was a great guest. As always if you've experience of adoption, Fostering or special guardianship from any perspective and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com Listen/subscribe on iTunes here Spotify here Google here
Picking which adoption agency is the right one for your family can feel very daunting, especially if you are a first-time hopeful adoptive family. Every adoption agency operates differently and seems to have a different language all to itself. Today I am sharing 7 things to look for when you are choosing your private domestic adoption agency. Get your seat to the free profile training: www.myadoptioncoach.com/profiletrainingYouTube:www.myadoptioncoach.com/watchBlog Post:www.myadoptioncoach.com/blogPodcast: www.myadoptioncoach.com/listenFree Guides:Join our community: www.facebook.com/groups/myadoptioncoachPicking the right adoption path for your family: www.myadoptioncoach.com/startLearn what self-matching is: www.myadoptioncoach.com/selfmatchhelpLearn what an adoption profile is and how it can help you match faster: www.myadoptioncoach.com/profilehelpWork With Me:Need help to create, edit or share your adoption profile? Then check out The Adoption Profile Masterclass: www.myadoptioncoach.com/profileWant to learn how to self-match your adoption? You get the step-by-step process inside The Adoption Profile Masterclass: www.myadoptioncoach.com/profileNot sure what program is right for you, schedule a free call: www.myadoptioncoach.com/callJoin The Adoption Profile Contest: https://www.myadoptioncoach.com/contest
Julian Washio-Collette is a baby scoop era domestic double-adoptee, relinquished and adopted as an infant, and relinquished and adopted a second time at the age of nine. His life spans a diverse range of experiences, including extensive touring of the United States by bicycle, living in Buddhist and Catholic monasteries and other intentional communities, and a lifelong commitment to healing and growth. He holds a master's degree in theology with a focus on monastic studies. Julian currently lives in a small cabin with his wife, Lisa, behind a monastery in the coastal wilderness of Big Sur, California, and is working on a memoir exploring the intersection of adoption, healing, and spirituality. His Blog, "Peregrine Adoptee: Wandering Reflections on a Life in Fragments" contains many of his published pieces. The Nothing Place: https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/the-nothing-place/ (https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/the-nothing-place/) The Nothing Place: Searching for Mother: https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2021/08/05/the-nothing-place-searching-for-mother/ (https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2021/08/05/the-nothing-place-searching-for-mother/) Paul Sunderland, “Addiction and Adoption”: https://youtu.be/3e0-SsmOUJI (https://youtu.be/3e0-SsmOUJI) Heart Song: https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2022/04/06/heart-song/ (https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2022/04/06/heart-song/) Email address: email@example.com Music by Corey Quinn
What are some of the reasons adoptees choose to search for their birth families? There are many, but I reveal my personal reasons of why I felt the need to find my biological roots in todays episode. ***If you or someone you know would like to tell their adoption story on the podcast, (adoptee, adoptive parent, birth mother), or if you are searching for a lost love one, either separated by adoption or the foster care system, I would love to help you with your search by getting the word out and having you tell your story on the podcast. Please send an email to MindYourOwnKarma@gmail.com and your story will be considered for the podcast. ***Please seek professional help if you find yourself struggling with some of the realizations that you may experience during this episode. EMAIL: MindYourOwnKarma@gmail.com SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram LINK: https://www.instagram.com/mind_your_own_karma/ FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/Mind-Your-Own-Karma-110025457977558 ADOPTION SEARCH AND REUNION FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/57164728955 FIRESIDE ADOPTEES FACEBOOK PAGE: (ADOPTEES ONLY GROUP) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1411791922534076/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/melissa-ann-brunetti/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/melissa-ann-brunetti/support
Welcome to This Adoptee Life Podcast, In today's episode, I sit down with Lara Leon, a fellow adoptee from the UK. In her own words, Lara is "out of the fog, out of the reunion, helping to spread the word on how to help adoptees with their journey to adjustment." We talk about adoptee well-being, a topic Lara feels strongly about and has worked on for quite some time. In addition to being a coach, educator, and supporter, Lara has done research on the topic of adoptee wellbeing. She collaborates with fellow adoptees in the UK, via webinars, her blog, youtube channel, and social media, to bring awareness for non-adoptees, and support for fellow adoptees. Please, follow the link below, to find out more about Lara, her work, and how to connect with her. https://linktr.ee/iamlaraleon _____________________________________________________________________________________ This episode marks the final one for season one, and when we return with season two, there will be much more in store. We will hear from adoptee authors and we will expand on the different voices we'll hear from. We will always have adoption at the center and the purpose remains to offer support and validation for fellow adoptees while spreading awareness for those who are listening in as non-adoptees. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Hosted by Amanda, Adoptee & Founder of This Adoptee Life blog, this podcast is a place for adoptees to explore our stories, own our experiences, and share our truth, in support and community with fellow adoptees, and with the world. This podcast is for anyone who is connected to adoption in any kind of way, so please, listen in and join the community online and in person. Visit the blog and sign up for our monthly newsletter at This Adoptee Life Website Follow us on social media at This Adoptee Life on Facebook This Adoptee Life on Instagram and join the community on This Adoptee Life Youtube Channel For comments and questions, please reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for being here. _______________________________________ To all my fellow adoptees, PS. We are all in this together. __________________________________ Please, don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review to help other people find us and hear our stories. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisadopteelife/support
Fiona Myles grew up in a small town in Scotland, always aware that she was different from her siblings because she was adopted. As a teenager, she became increasingly isolated and began to rebel. She moved to London to work as a nanny, but quickly got caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol, ending up homeless and sleeping rough in Victoria Station. She even had a brush with death when she tried to commit suicide, but failed. She realized that she needed to make a change. She eventually found the supportive network to help her rebuild her life and began helping other girls in similar situations.While looking after her own adopted daughter, she began to write her story, finding that the words flowed out, and led her to a more positive, empowered life. CreativityFound.co.ukInstagram: @creativityfoundpodcastFacebook: @creativityfoundpodcastPinterest: @creativityfoundTwitter: @creativityfounClubhouse: @clairewaitebrown and Creativity Found Connect clubMusic: Day Trips by Ketsa Undercover / Ketsa Creative Commons License Free Music Archive - Ketsa - Day Trips Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.ukSupport the show
Talking Point is a weekly panel discussion hosted by Weekend Breakfast presenter Sara-Jayne King - previous topics have included: 'Should the Sex Offenders Register be made public?', 'Can you recover from an affair?', 'Culture, Community and Conscious Parenting in SA'.Talking Point: An adoptee-centred take on adoptionGuest: Parent 24 Journalist Samantha HerbstSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hello and welcome to conversations from the adoption and fostering podcast. In this episode Scott spoke to late discovery, transracial and translation adoptee Ryan, he shares his complicated and challenging experience of finding out he was adopted at 18 years old. Ryan talks about living his shame and avoiding dealing with his adoption until the last few years and his journey looking for support as an adult. Ryan is open an honest in discussing the complexities of his situation and the lack of information he has of his biological family from Morocco. You can see Ryan's YouTube video here https://youtu.be/4C-LNcmxdFk And his Written story here https://peshy37.wordpress.com/2021/02/18/my-story/ As always if you've experience of adoption, Fostering or special guardianship from any perspective and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com Listen/subscribe on iTunes here Spotify here Google here
Julian Washio-Collette is a baby scoop era domestic double-adoptee, relinquished and adopted as an infant, and relinquished and adopted a second time at the age of nine. His life spans a diverse range of experiences, including extensive touring of the United States by bicycle, living in Buddhist and Catholic monasteries and other intentional communities, and a lifelong commitment to healing and growth. He holds a master's degree in theology with a focus on monastic studies. Julian currently lives in a small cabin with his wife, Lisa, behind a monastery in the coastal wilderness of Big Sur, California, and is working on a memoir exploring the intersection of adoption, healing, and spirituality. His Blog, "Peregrine Adoptee: Wandering Reflections on a Life in Fragments" contains many of his published pieces. Dear Adoption, Are You Proud of Me?: https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2021/11/14/dear-adoption-are-you-proud-of-me/?fbclid=IwAR1wx1n00lw44G1Awo_Fz5PIzcNbbvD1jHyCH0VFhFdtcm6K9IrktQ5Bg4Q (https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2021/11/14/dear-adoption-are-you-proud-of-me/) Gift: https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2021/12/03/gift/?fbclid=IwAR2dbID2FeT2cfmVGdtwZtXTxotFXeMY9WkVVH9etfTtIGKMOfi_L5Y_qG8 (https://peregrineadoptee.wordpress.com/2021/12/03/gift/) Email address: email@example.com "The Journey Toward Wholeness" by Suzanne Stabile Music by Corey Quinn
“Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care. On this episode host Sandra Flach talks with Rebecca Tillou. Rebecca is an adult adoptee with FASD, she's also a wife, mother, author, advocate, and runner - AND the visionary of Run FASD. Run FASD is a virtual 5K event that can happen at your own pace wherever you are anytime from September 9th-25th, 2022. Run FASD brings awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and encourages people with FASD, their families, and supporters to make this invisible disability, visible. Listen in as Rebecca shares her inspiration to Run FASD and how you can participate in the virtual 5K. Sandra and Rebecca will also be hosting an in-person meet up for the 5K in Voorheesville, NY. Follow the links in the show notes for details. Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media. Links mentioned in this episode: sandraflach.com justicefororphansny.org RunFASD.org FASDUnited.org Tenacity, by Rebecca Tillou
- When relatable things happen to public figures - CeCe Moore's novel approach to difficult IGG cases - Is something happening in the JonBenet Ramsey case? - Book Nook 2.0 - Epic Odyssey: Part 2 with @emmastevensgatheringplace Subscribe, Rate and Review! For help on your own case contact Julie Dixon Jackson at cutoffgenes.com
This week, Diana chats with Joy Lieberthal Rho, LCSW (@iamadoptee) about how adoptees might explore their cultural and racial identity, the key challenges they face in defining a sense of self and family, and how the adoptee community has evolved and found camaraderie with the diasporan AAPI community at large. They chat about how conversations around identity and the adoption process have been able to become more nuanced with greater visibility of the adoptee community and the expanded national consciousness around race. Joy also offers some advice for psychotherapists working with adoptees, as well as her hopes for how the “success” of an adoption may be measured going forward.Joy Lieberthal Rho, LCSW, (she/her) is a Korean American adoptee woman, a social worker, therapist and mother. Connect with Joy on Instagram/Facebook @iamadoptee or via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgMentioned in this episode:IAMAdoptee.orgSejong CampBridges Mental Health is a stigma-free hub for Asians, Pacific Islanders, and South Asian Americans (APISA) to discuss, navigate, and seek mental health care in NYC.Write to us with comments & questions, we'd love to hear from you.@email@example.comCover photo by Janice ChungTheme music by Will Marshall
Adam Anthony is a current resident of Murfreesboro, TN. He is the son of two parents and a brother of one sister in his immediate adoptive family. He has Adam has a Master of Organizational Leadership degree, Bachelor of Science in communications, and is a newly accepted Doctoral of Education in Leadership candidate. He is a communications administrator for Vanderbilt University. Adam volunteers currently in the Nashville and Murfreesboro area in music therapy services for at-risk children, community engagement, and aspires to help serve those in need around him. He is developing a blog for personal development and enjoys the following hobbies: writing, public speaking, acting, singing, hiking, binge-watching tv show series, and spending quality time with friends and family. Being a part of this adoption community has enabled Adam to seek answers, wisdom, and healing, and become a positive representation for adoptees who are seeking, healing, and asking out in the world. Music by Corey Quinn
Today's episode features Grace White, a senior in high school that enjoys reading, writing, and doing art. Grace has been adopted from China since March 2005 and has a huge passion to help others in any way she can. She is also the founder of Mental Health Matters, the Adoption Hub and Global Adoptees. We discuss the importance of community as well as how to combat inaccurate perceptions and stigmas surrounding mental health and adoption. . Take a listen!GET CONNECTED W/ THE BRIGHT-EYED:Website: https://thebrighteyedpod.carrd.co/ Instagram: @thebrighteyedpodYouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCctFEZ2wEjVd_N2l5WPCpLg?view_as=subscriber LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/thebrighteyed
Sandi C. is an international adoptee from Panama. Most of her life has been in the midwest but she returned to the DMV area about a year & a half ago. She is a social worker whose 30-year career has included time in mental health, adoption, and foster care. She has been in reunion with her birthmother and maternal family for 18 years. Music by Corey Quinn
Welcome to This Adoptee Life Podcast, Please, don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review to help other people find us and hear our stories. _____________________________________________________________________________ Amy Hansen is my guest on today's episode. She reached out to me, wanting to share her adoptee story on This Adoptee Life Podcast. I can't thank her enough for her patience, as she has waited from recording to the release of the episode. We talk about common themes for adoptees, such as loss and coming out of the fog. We also touch on the fact that Amy is not the only adoptee in her family, and how coming out of the fog is shaping her perspective on wanting to be of guidance to fellow adoptees, including those in her family. Amy shares some thoughts on opening the door to some of those tough conversations as adoptive parents and how recognizing loss can help build the ground for understanding one another. If you wish to connect with Amy, you can find her on social media via the following links: FaceBook Instragram Twitter ______________________________________________________________________________ Hosted by Amanda, Adoptee & Founder of This Adoptee Life blog, this podcast is a place for adoptees to explore our stories, own our experiences and share our truth, in support and community with fellow adoptees, and with the world. This podcast is for anyone who is connected to adoption in any kind of way, so please, listen in and join the community online and in person. Visit the blog and sign up for our monthly newsletter at This Adoptee Life Website Follow us on social media at This Adoptee Life on Facebook This Adoptee Life on Instagram and join the community on This Adoptee Life Youtube Channel For comments and questions, please reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for being here. _______________________________________ To all my fellow adoptees, PS. We are all in this together. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisadopteelife/support
In this week's Safe Home Podcast, Beth talks with Lorah Gerald, an adoptee, an intuitive, a Kundalini Yoga Instructor, and writer. Lorah hopes to help others heal their trauma, adopted or not, by sharing her lived experiences as an adoptee as well as her education in breath work, energy healing and natural intuitive abilities. ===============
If you don't know Dr. Lisa Munro, one of the most articulate #adopteevoices I know speaking out on a variety of adoption-related topics, you should. Fair warning, Dr. Lisa doesn't sugar-coat and often has some of my favorite "unpopular opinion" rants and riffs on the internet. You can follow her here: https://twitter.com/llmunro Want to ask me a question? Visit: https://speakpipe.com/Adoptionland and you can leave a private, anonymous message or ask your question. For more information about the show and to join our community, visit our website: https://livinginadoptionland.com On Facebook: FB.com/LivinginAdoptionland On Instagram: Instagram.com/LivinginAdoptionland On Twitter: @BryanElliott
On today's episode, Director of Pre- and Post- Adoption Services and therapist at Spence-Chapin, Christine Tangel, speaks with Sarah Saffian, fellow therapist and also memoirist and adoptee, about her memoir, Ithaka, her therapeutic writing workshops for members of the adoption constellation, and the role that personal disclosure and adoption-competent therapy has meant in her personal life and in her practice. Let's get started.
Mary Herbert as a mom of four biological children, has walked through parenthood as an adoptee trying to understand more about her own childhood through raising children of my own. Each chapter of Mary's life has brought new questions and curiosities that many will never understand. Walking through parenthood, or young adulthood or even your later in life chapters learning about where you came from can be alarming and frankly disconcerting. Pairing with someone who has been through the wringer as far as a story of adoptee search and reunification is a benefit only another adoptee can provide. Mary Herbert is on Instagram @becauseadoption and her website is Becauseadoption.com Music by Corey Quinn
ReGina Smithwick was born in Harlem, NY, raised in Mount Vernon, NY, and Teaneck, NJ. She now resides in Winterville, NC with her three children. She is the founder of ReGina Smithwick Enterprises LLC, providing Certified Life Coaching. She is also the creator and producer of Let's Talk 1943. In addition, she is a Motivational Speaker and Author of Adoption: The Unknown Blessing. She also publishes many self-help journals, available for purchase on Amazon. Regina attended Virginia State University and received her Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from National University. She is also a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation Merch! http://tee.pub/lic/RwiARsuuDHs Call the Voicemail Line 413-foster 3 (413) 367-8373 Foster Care 101 Free webinar with NO sales pitch! Support Our Mission https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fostercare https://patreon.com/fostercarenation Website https://fostercarenation.com Connect with us on our Facebook Page https://facebook.com/7timedad Connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fostercarenation/
Wandering Tree welcomes the Sibling to the show. The Sibling is one of Lisa Ann's three paternal biological sisters, a domestic adoptee from Baby Scoop era and an adopter of three in the late 1990's. Host Lisa Ann and The Sibling connected via their shared DNA match on Ancestry.com in 2019 and started to build out their current relationship from there. It was a virtual roller coaster from the beginning, but through the years, the two have built a great foundation of shared adoptee understanding and strength. In this episode, Sibling discusses a bit of her own adoption story but quickly dives deeply into her experience of becoming an adopter. She shares everything on how the children came to them, what were some of the most difficult decisions to make to protect their future and how adopters need to enter into this life choice with eyes and hearts wide open. With all the discussion in the media regarding abortion and adoption positioned as an alternative, the previously recorded session could not have been more appropriate for availability this week. My continued encouragement is to not take a side per se, but to engage by asking questions and listening. The beautiful thing about humankind is we do not have to agree or see it through the same lens. We don't even have to agree on the content, context or account of the information. Breaking this topic down a bit further, point blank, adoption is not simple! You see in the space where the response is to position adoption as a no brainer alternative I advocate we don't take the bait.Please continue to step back, find an adoptee and talk to them about their lived experience. There are millions of them out there who can discuss the reality of how adoption can be great, in the middle or horrific. Find your people, cherish your people and love your people!
D. Yvonne Rivers, Host, Birth Moms Real Talk Podcast Since 1988, D. Yvonne Rivers Aka Phoebe has been a champion of a cause, from business success, domestic violence, re-entry, and adoption community. One facet of this global business expert is an esteemed speaker, facilitator, and trainer across the globe on four continents. Another facet of this woman started in 1973 with the birth of her son who she championed for family assistance for support to raise as an unwed mother at age 19. Life changes as she ‘did her best' to place her son in a loving home. Yvonne had such ambition and brilliance, finishing a pre-med program in 3 years and accepted to medical school. Yvonne's journey to become a ‘change-maker in her life and others began in 1973. Over 30 years, she continued the search with letters, journaling, speaking on panels and processing her grief and loss alone. Yvonne was unrelenting and never gave up. 2015 gave her a breakthrough with finding a picture of her son on social media. With boldness, she reached out, not knowing whether she would get rejection or acceptance. The Courage of a Birth Mother Overcomes All. Yvonne met her son in 2018. Through sitting in rooms of support groups and conferences, Yvonne found she had created a pathway of peace as a Birth Mother for herself and the “Now” is the time to help others in the adoption constellation. Yvonne launched “Birth Moms Real Talk podcast in June 2021. After Season One, BMRT podcast has reached over 185,000 persons and over five thousand downloads. BMRT hosts Saturday Chats with all members of the triad and has an audience who write letters and comments of the magnificence impact in their lives. Music by Corey Quinn
Here are the things to expect in the episode:How do adoptees feel about their birth parents?Why is it important for adoptees to know their birth parents?What are the possible long-term effects of adoption on adoptees?How does it feel to be an adopted child?And much more! About Ann:Ann Peck is an award-winning author, independent journalist, and an adoptee. Her bylines include Entrepreneur Magazine—Business Insider—Greenwich Time—Stamford Advocate— Connecticut Post— and many more.She is the creator and instructor at the Adoptee Writer's Experience, where she works with adoptees interested in writing their adoption stories, either for themselves or publication. She offers online and in-person writing intensives, classes, individual coaching, and a membership community for female-identifying adoptees.Ann is the author of three books, including the best-selling, Smiling on the Outside: Secrets, Sex, Shame and the Search for Self-Love, which won six national and international awards in relationships, women's issues, and sexuality and was reviewed by Publishers Weekly.Ann is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Women's National Book Association, and is a member and an ambassador for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. When she's not traveling, Ann enjoys her time at home on the shores of a lake in Minnesota. Business or marketing topic to give actionable strategies/tips for listeners: Seriously no idea what to call it (yet), but I can have it firmed up by the time we connect. ... something along the lines of finding a problem and solving it... the problem I saw was this: The adoptee's voice and experiences are often missing, exploited, or inaccurately portrayed by the media.I wanted to change that, so here are the steps I took: (I will have the steps I outlined and strategies I implemented and I will be able to present it in a way that others can adapt for their own business) I want to promote Adoptee Writer's Experience in all it's forms: the membership community, classes, and my research on the topic. Depending on when you'll be airing this episode, I may be able to offer a special to your listeners — we can discuss timing and availability.Connect with Ann Peck!Website: https://annpeck.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/adopteewritersInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamannpeck/Connect with Kamie Lehmann!Website: https://www.kamielehmann.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kamie.lehmann.1LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamie-lehmann-04683473Learn more about how to minimize the emotional side effects of cancer: https://adventurefound.org/
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