19 episodes

The Adoption Podcast, Made by Adopters. Join Sam and Paul, who are Dads to their adopted son, on My Two Dads: The Adoption Podcast. They will cover every stage of the adoption process including same sex adoption and single person adoption, as well as early permanence and foster to adopt. Joined by guests from the adoption world each episode to discuss everything adoption related. From that first initial thought, right the way through to becoming parents and beyond!Find us on Instagram: @My.2.Dads.and.Me

My Two Dads: The Adoption Podcast Sam and Paul

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

The Adoption Podcast, Made by Adopters. Join Sam and Paul, who are Dads to their adopted son, on My Two Dads: The Adoption Podcast. They will cover every stage of the adoption process including same sex adoption and single person adoption, as well as early permanence and foster to adopt. Joined by guests from the adoption world each episode to discuss everything adoption related. From that first initial thought, right the way through to becoming parents and beyond!Find us on Instagram: @My.2.Dads.and.Me

    "It's a rollercoaster" - Relinquishment, an adoption story - With Craig and Dan

    "It's a rollercoaster" - Relinquishment, an adoption story - With Craig and Dan

    This week we are joined by the wonderful Craig and Dan from @Craigshomelife on instagram to relive their adoption story.

    We discuss their recent wedding, relinquishment, and how they became a family.

    Links discussed in the episode: Relinquished Children (proceduresonline.com) 
    guide_relat_ch_relinq_adopt.pdf (proceduresonline.com)
    guidance-ace-practice-guidance-relinquished-babies-final.pdf (proceduresonline.com)

    The book that is mentioned is Our Adoption Story by Jayne Lilley
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    "That Grinds My Gears" - Stigmas, Inappropriate Questions, and Stay at Home Dad Life - With Andi

    "That Grinds My Gears" - Stigmas, Inappropriate Questions, and Stay at Home Dad Life - With Andi

    This episode Sam, Paul and Andi discuss common Adoption Stigmas, Inappropriate Questions, and Stay at Home Dad Life. 

    We also answer listener questions and explain why we have been away!

    This Episode is sponsored by Autism Allotments, who can be found on Instagram at Autism.Allotments

    Grandads Camper can be found here: Grandad's Camper: A picture book for children that celebrates LGBTQIA+ families : Woodgate, Harry: Amazon.co.uk: Books
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    "I was meant to be your Mum" - Solo Adoption - With Abbey

    "I was meant to be your Mum" - Solo Adoption - With Abbey

    Sam and Paul are joined by Abbey, a Mum via Solo Adoption. 

    Hear how fertility treatment paved the way to a magical adoption story.

    We discuss what the process felt like alone, what support was in place, and how it feels to be a Mum. 

    Abbey’s unfiltered passion and positivity alongside Sam and Paul creates one of the most important episodes of My Two Dads to date. 



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    Support Networks - Are the people we thought would be there, still there? - With Andi

    Support Networks - Are the people we thought would be there, still there? - With Andi

    In this episode Sam and Paul are joined by Andi to discussed support networks, and how they have, or haven't changed since placement. 

    We have our most heated response to a question yet, and Sam gets hit in the face by a microphone!

    We discuss:

    Trying on Apple TV
    Dirty Laundry by Richard Pink and Roxanne Emery
    Sensory toys at WHSmiths



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    • 55 min
    After Placement - Welcome Home! With Andi

    After Placement - Welcome Home! With Andi

    In this episode we discuss what happens after placement and before adoption court order.

    Do social workers disappear?
    When do you apply for a court order?
    How do you manage relationships with Foster Families?
    Contact?

    Dazzling Diamonds - Home | The Dazzling Diamonds (dazzlingdiamondshow.com)

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/CwvL4a8tHuY/?igsh=bG5sYzI3ZGo2bXcz


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    • 43 min
    Transitions - PART TWO - Knowing Me, Knowing You

    Transitions - PART TWO - Knowing Me, Knowing You

    Welcome to 2024! 

    In this massive two-parter episode Sam and Paul are joined by Andi to discuss Adoption Leave, Paternity Leave and Transitions. 

    When do you start preparing your home for transitions? How does it feel seeing them for the first time? First time meeting foster family?

    We answer listener questions as well as delving into our emotional memories. 

    Find out in Part 2 of this double episode! 

    We also mention Ready Eddie Go, and author Nikki Saunders 

    Eddie's Colourful Feelings (The Eddie Series) https://amzn.eu/d/5Y7dFm8 
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Craig TM ,

Well worth a listen!

The first 2 episodes have been great so far and provide an honest, open and realistic overview of the adoption journey. Great for anyone thinking about adoption or currently in the process. Fab work chaps 👍

Abbie_s87 ,

Loved the first episode

This was a great episode and so easy to follow. I learnt a lot as someone who is pre-stage 1. Thank you for the hints and tips, that’s the most useful part as you don’t get to read about them.

NiaInTheUK ,

Exciting!

I can’t wait to listen to this podcast! I’m super proud of everything you have done through adoption and I’ve been watching your journey and can’t wait to hear it!

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