34 episodes

Through an audio drama, episodes of thought-provoking conversations and bonus recordings, the listening audience can learn some of the issues that the adoption community face from the perspective of the adoptee.

Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland Jennifer Dyan Ghoston

    • Society & Culture

Through an audio drama, episodes of thought-provoking conversations and bonus recordings, the listening audience can learn some of the issues that the adoption community face from the perspective of the adoptee.

    34. A reading of Chapter 2 from The Truth So Far...a detective's journey to reunite with her birth family

    34. A reading of Chapter 2 from The Truth So Far...a detective's journey to reunite with her birth family

    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 23 min
    33. Patricia Martinez Dorner, an adoptive parent, adoptee ally and a licensed professional counselor

    33. Patricia Martinez Dorner, an adoptive parent, adoptee ally and a licensed professional counselor

    Patricia Martinez Dorner, MA, LPC, a pioneer in open adoption and post adoption services, has been a relentless proponent of adoption reform. Her adoption focused practice includes counseling, mediation, education, support and training to individuals and professionals. She is a frequent conference speaker and author of many adoption related books. The adoptive mother of 2 adult daughters, she lives adoption personally and professionally.
    Books authored/co-authored by Patricia:
    Children of Open Adoption (co-author)
    Author of How To Open An Adoption: a guide for parents and birthparents of minors
    Talking To your Child About Adoption
    ADOPCION: hablando con tu hijo
    (Spanish translation)
    ADOPTION SEARCH: An Ethical Guide For Professionals
    Above books can be obtained directly from Patricia. She can be reached via email; pdorner1@gmail.com

    • 43 min
    32. Ridghaus, a late discovery adoptee (LDA) in reunion, birth father dad and filmmaker

    32. Ridghaus, a late discovery adoptee (LDA) in reunion, birth father dad and filmmaker

    Ridghaus relinquished a son at 19 and then later, at the age of 35, learned that he had been relinquished and adopted.
    Ridghaus is the co-creator of the 6WAM (Six Word Adoption Memoir). He has spent the last 20 years teaching as a professor in English, Communication, Media, and Law from his graduate degrees in English (MA), Communication (MA), and Jurisprudence (JD).
    He recommends for LDAs the Private Facebook Late Discovery Adoptee Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/latediscoveryadoptees
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 50 min
    31. Nomi, an adoptee and writer who is new to the adoption community

    31. Nomi, an adoptee and writer who is new to the adoption community

    Nomi is a domestic adoptee and grew up in a same race family. She enjoys connecting with others, daydreaming, delicious meals, the arts, and running fast, to name a few interests. She is grateful to have found the adoptee community.
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 38 min
    30. Sydney Parkhurst, a transracial adoptee, college student and filmmaker

    30. Sydney Parkhurst, a transracial adoptee, college student and filmmaker

    Sydney Parkhurst is a college student with a passion for filmmaking and writing. She's decided to use her personal experience as a biracial transracial adoptee and help spread awareness to stories like hers.
    She hopes that you will find her resources useful and know that in a world where it feels like you have to fit in, you were actually born to stand out. Her website is SydneyParkhurst.com
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 29 min
    29. Lorah Gerald, an adoptee and writer who is in reunion

    29. Lorah Gerald, an adoptee and writer who is in reunion

    Lorah Gerald is an adoptee, writer, Intuitive, Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and Ordained Minister. She writes inspirational, educational, opinion pieces and a blog on her website www.LorahGerald.com and as the @theadoptedchameleon on Facebook and Instagram. 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.
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 39 min

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