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If you're an adoptive mom looking for hope, practical tools, and friends who understand, this podcast is for you! Between the two of us, we represent all three parts of the adoption triad. We've been around the block a couple times with kids by birth, adoption, and foster care. And lived to tell about it. Don't worry. We get it. And we're here for you. Gain confidence in your parenting and hope for your family's future.

The Adoption Connection | a podcast by and for adoptive parents Lisa Qualls and Melissa Corkum

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.3 • 4 Ratings

If you're an adoptive mom looking for hope, practical tools, and friends who understand, this podcast is for you! Between the two of us, we represent all three parts of the adoption triad. We've been around the block a couple times with kids by birth, adoption, and foster care. And lived to tell about it. Don't worry. We get it. And we're here for you. Gain confidence in your parenting and hope for your family's future.

    #115: How Understanding Childhood Trauma Will Transform your Parenting with Kristin Berry

    #115: How Understanding Childhood Trauma Will Transform your Parenting with Kristin Berry

    Have you ever wondered why you feel so overwhelmed when your child behaves in a certain way? What is it about a tone of voice that makes your heart race?

    In today's episode, Kristin Berry joins us to talk about understanding childhood trauma and how this knowledge will transform the way you parent. This conversation is filled with compassion for you and your child and offers hope for the long journey of parenting.

    Click here to download a transcript for this episode.



    Relevant Links:

    Honestly Adoption Website

    Honestly Adoption on Instagram

    Honestly Adoption on Facebook

    Securely Attached: How Understanding Childhood Trauma Will Transform Your Parenting* by Mike and Kristin Berry

    Listen to past episodes featuring Mike or Kristin Berry

    Click here to register for our upcoming Enneagram Typing Session for Adoptive and Foster Moms.

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    • 33 min
    #114: Enneagram Wisdom from Four Adoptive Moms

    #114: Enneagram Wisdom from Four Adoptive Moms

    One new thing we’re adding in 2021 is understanding adoption through the lens of the Enneagram. This year we invite you to join us on a journey of gaining powerful insight into your experience as an adoptive or foster parent using the wisdom of the  Enneagram as our guide.

    The Enneagram helps us make sense of our stories while also giving us insight and compassion for the people we love.

    Today we invited four of our friends to share how understanding the enneagram had influenced their experience as foster and adoptive moms. Each one represents a different Enneagram number.

    We hope you find these short interviews as fascinating as we do.

    Click here to download a transcript for this episode.





    Relevant Links

    #85: The Enneagram and Adoption with Jeff and Beth McCord

    #20: The Bitter and Sweet of Foster Care Reunification with Jamie Finn

    #91: Ethical Orphan Care and Adoption with Whitney Runyon

    #96: Race and Adoption Panel

    Connect with Ligia on Instagram

    Connect with Jamie on Instagram or Facebook

    Connect with Whitney on Instagram

    Connect with Amber on Instagram

    Click here to sign up for Enneagram updates or RSVP for our January 26th Typing Session

     

    • 44 min
    #113 [Mentor Moment] What is the most memorable gift you’ve received?

    #113 [Mentor Moment] What is the most memorable gift you’ve received?

    As we wrap up 2020, Lisa and Melissa reflect on the highlights for The Adoption Connection. We also asked you to tell us about your most memorable gifts. They ranged from comical to heartwarming. This is a fun listen while you prep for the holidays.



    Relevant Links

    Exploring Grief, Trauma, and Rejection with the Enneagram

    • 15 min
    #112: Finding Hope as a Birth Mother with Hope O Baker

    #112: Finding Hope as a Birth Mother with Hope O Baker

    At twenty-one years old, Hope O Baker made one of the hardest decisions a person can make: she placed her son for adoption. Afterwards, she struggled with depression, addiction, and overcoming the stigma that surrounds birth mothers. This week, Melissa talks to Hope about some of the unusual parts of her story and about Hope's memoir, Finding Hope: A birthmother's journey into the light.

    Relevant Links:

    Hope's Website

    Connect with Hope on Instagram

    Finding Hope: A birthmother's journey into the light* by Hope O Baker

    #23: My 2 Parts in the Triad -Lisa’s Story of Being a Birth Mom and Adoptive Mom

    #105 A Birth Mother’s Story of Adoption Reunion with Adrian Collins

    Exploring Grief, Trauma, and Rejection with the Enneagram

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    • 47 min
    #111: Equine Therapy for Children with Early Adversity with Rebecca Britt

    #111: Equine Therapy for Children with Early Adversity with Rebecca Britt

    Join us as Rebecca Britt, the founder of Stable Moments, she shares her story of growth as a young adoption caseworker and her later development of a unique equine therapy program. This conversation is fascinating for those of us who want to understand more about our children's fear responses. Children can be mentored to learn new awareness of themselves and skills for relating to others - both horses and human.



    Relevant Links

    Stable Moments Website

    Stable Moment on Instagram

    #30: How Horses Can Help Kids Heal

    Melissa and Lisa on Rebecca's Podcast

    Faith, Hope & Connection Devotional*

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    • 41 min
    #110: What do I do if my teen wants to move out?

    #110: What do I do if my teen wants to move out?

    Mentor Moments give you a chance to join the conversation as we answer a listener question. These episodes guarantee we're providing the most helpful tools and resources for exactly where you are.

    This week's question is:

    What do I do if my teen wants to move out?

    Share your experience and advice in our private Facebook group or ask your own question for a future episode. Click here to join.



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    • 27 min

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