14 episodes

A weekly podcast following Australian adoptee Jonah on the journey of finding his birth parents. He will share the emotions and on-going journey that adoptees and families face every day through interviews and journals. By the end of each episode, he will be one step closer to finding his biological family.

Led By A Heartstring Long Way Entertainment

    • Parenting
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

A weekly podcast following Australian adoptee Jonah on the journey of finding his birth parents. He will share the emotions and on-going journey that adoptees and families face every day through interviews and journals. By the end of each episode, he will be one step closer to finding his biological family.

    FINALE

    FINALE

    Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstringPod on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen.


    Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. Send questions and other correspondence to: ledbyaheartstring@outlook.com.au


    Original Music by Jonah Bobongie
    Produced by Jonah Bobongie & Lauren Pollock and can be contacted at: hello@longwayentertainment.com.
     
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    • 19 min
    EP 10: Intermediary Service

    EP 10: Intermediary Service

    This week Jonah explains what an intermediary service provides for adoptees and how he is utilising it to search and reunite with is birth mother. After receiving the documents back in last weeks episode that outlined his name before adoption and his birth mothers name, he feels using an intermediary will enable him to follow through on any leads in the most civil manner.


    Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstringPod on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen.


    Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. Send questions and other correspondence to: ledbyaheartstring@outlook.com.au


    Original Music by Jonah Bobongie
    Produced by Jonah Bobongie & Lauren Pollock and can be contacted at: hello@longwayentertainment.com.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 12 min
    BONUS: Carol Reacts to Jonah Receiving his Adoption Records

    BONUS: Carol Reacts to Jonah Receiving his Adoption Records

    We're giving you this very personal insight on the moment Jonah called Carol announcing he had received a photograph of his birth mother holding him. Have a listen as Jonah's adoptive mum shows her support and love for Jonah to kick off the next step in this journey.


    Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstringPod on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen.


    Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. Send questions and other correspondence to: ledbyaheartstring@outlook.com.au


    Original Music by Jonah Bobongie
    Produced by Jonah Bobongie & Lauren Pollock and can be contacted at: hello@longwayentertainment.com.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 6 min
    EP 9: My Birth Mother's Name Is...

    EP 9: My Birth Mother's Name Is...

    WE HAVE NEWS! Jonah just received his adoption records back from the Adoption & Permanent Care Services and he goes through and reacts to the information for the first time, live on the podcast! You don't want to miss this very exciting episode as he reacts to seeing this information in fact & figure. Towards the end of the episode, he shares a very special moment as he see's his birth mother's face for the very first time through a photograph that was provided to him.


    Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstringPod on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen.


    Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. Send questions and other correspondence to: ledbyaheartstring@outlook.com.au


    Original Music by Jonah Bobongie
    Produced by Jonah Bobongie & Lauren Pollock and can be contacted at: hello@longwayentertainment.com.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 24 min
    EP 8: Applying For Adoption Records

    EP 8: Applying For Adoption Records

    It's time to start applying for more information on Jonah's adoption. Throughout the next half of the podcast season, Jonah will take you through his 'search and reunion' process to try and find his birth family! This episode, we follow along as Jonah fills out and files for his adoption records from the Adoption & Permanent Care Services in Queensland. He hopes that there is enough information from these records to lead him to the next step in the journey of actually contacting his birth family!


    Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstringPod on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen.


    Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. Send questions and other correspondence to: ledbyaheartstring@outlook.com.au


    Original Music by Jonah Bobongie
    Produced by Jonah Bobongie & Lauren Pollock and can be contacted at: hello@longwayentertainment.com.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 16 min
    BONUS: Q&A with Jonah - Answering Listener Questions

    BONUS: Q&A with Jonah - Answering Listener Questions

    As many of you know, I am very open about my adoption and I believe that’s all thanks to my adoptive mum Carol. I spoke with her in Episode 2 and you can take a listen to the conversation now or after you have your questions answered here on this very special bonus episode of Led By A Heartstring. 


    Being open about my adoption has allowed for many people to reach out and share their stories, experiences and personal lives with me, as well as others curious about the adoption experience. Last week I posted on social media inviting you to ask me those burning questions that may have popped up in your mind whilst listening to my podcast, or hearing my interviews in other media. I received a fair amount of feedback from you and would love to get into answering some of these questions. 


    Join my 'Inner Circle' on Patreon for exclusive content like videos and bonus episodes, as well as next week's episode EARLY!: https://www.patreon.com/ledbyaheartstring


    Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstringPod on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen.


    Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. Send questions and other correspondence to: ledbyaheartstring@outlook.com.au


    Original Music by Jonah Bobongie
    Produced by Jonah Bobongie & Lauren Pollock and can be contacted at: hello@longwayentertainment.com.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

theodor_justin ,

Heartbreaking and Uplifting

The first episode is both heartbreaking and uplifting hearing Jonah recall his younger days from where he was adopted to where he is now. I feel that I am learning more and more about Jonah and I am proud of him for sharing his story and for being his friend. I cannot wait for the next episodes to come out in following weeks!!!

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