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Validation. Connection. Support. Three things greatly needed in the adoption community. Adoption is not the fairytale often portrayed by society, it involves a complexity of emotions. Often times, those affected by adoption have their voices silenced, and they feel alone. By sharing the stories and experiences of those close to adoption, this podcast aims at validating the dichotomy that is adoption, connecting those with similar experiences, and offering support as we navigate this journey. By listening, validating one another's feelings, this creates a deep connection and allows us to better support one another.

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Validation. Connection. Support. Three things greatly needed in the adoption community. Adoption is not the fairytale often portrayed by society, it involves a complexity of emotions. Often times, those affected by adoption have their voices silenced, and they feel alone. By sharing the stories and experiences of those close to adoption, this podcast aims at validating the dichotomy that is adoption, connecting those with similar experiences, and offering support as we navigate this journey. By listening, validating one another's feelings, this creates a deep connection and allows us to better support one another.

    An interview with Geri Pfieffer with America's Taken

    An interview with Geri Pfieffer with America's Taken

    Geri Pfieffer comes on the podcast to discuss the reality of America's child welfare system. Geri began working and creating America's Taken when she lost her grandson to child protective services. I encourage everyone to take a listen to todays episode to further understand what is going on in this country's child welfare system, and the reform that needs to take place now. I was very happy to bring this topic to light through this episode and hope to do more episodes like this one in the future. 
     
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    • 29 min
    Laureen Pittman: The Lies the Bind

    Laureen Pittman: The Lies the Bind

    Laureen Pittman comes on the podcast to discuss her experience as an adoptee, and her book "The Lies that Bind." Growing up, adoption didn't mean that much to Laureen, it was just something that she knew to be a fact, but didn't think much further on it. As she got older, Laureen became more interested in her origins. As Laureen began the search for her birth parents, she discovered she had actually been born in prison. Everything she discovered she chronicled in her book "The Lies that Bind". Listen in to hear about Laureens journey!
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    • 28 min
    Jesse Bradley: A journey of faith and adoption

    Jesse Bradley: A journey of faith and adoption

    Jesse Bradley comes on the podcast to discuss how life's twist and turns lead him to a journey of faith and adoption. Jesse was once a professional soccer player, whose career was cut short when a medication he took to prevent malaria built up toxic levels in his system, and he became too sick to play. Jesse later discovered god and became a pastor. He now leads a city wide movement for churches to become more multicultural. Jesse preaches to his congregation the need for people to open their homes to foster youth, and adoption. Jesse discusses his own journey with adopting his youngest child, and what adoption has meant to him. 
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    • 31 min
    Cassandra Adams: Finding out one in Donor Conceived through a DNA kit

    Cassandra Adams: Finding out one in Donor Conceived through a DNA kit

    Cassandra Adams comes on the podcast to discuss how she discovered she was actually donor conceived, and the man who had raised her was not actually her biological father. We discuss the complexities of being a donor conceived person, and what needs to change to make donor conception more ethical.
     
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    Petition to keep Donor Conceived records open for a minimum of 50 years
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    We Are Donor Conceived
     
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    • 37 min
    Linda L. Franklin: First Mother and author of the book "Ill Always Carry You"

    Linda L. Franklin: First Mother and author of the book "Ill Always Carry You"

    Linda L. Franklin comes on the podcast to discuss her experience as a first mother who placed her son for adoption during the baby scoop era. Linda tells us her story of placing her son through the Gladney Agency, her life after placement, her reunion, and what lead to her writing her book "Ill Always Carry You".
     
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    • 51 min
    Paige Adams Strickland: Adoptee and author of the books "Akin to the Truth" and "After the Truth"

    Paige Adams Strickland: Adoptee and author of the books "Akin to the Truth" and "After the Truth"

    Today on the podcast, Paige Adams Strickland discusses her experience with adoption, and her two books "Akin to the Truth" and "After the Truth". Paige tells us about her adoptee experience as a child, and what lead to her searching for her biological roots. We also discuss what lead to her publishing two books about her experience finding her biological family. 
     
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    "Akin to the Truth"
    "After the Truth"
     
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    • 52 min

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