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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.

Adoption Advocacy Podcast Francie Frisbie

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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.

    Marcie Keithley: First mother and author of the memoir "The Shoebox Effect"

    Marcie Keithley: First mother and author of the memoir "The Shoebox Effect"

    Marcie comes on the podcast to discuss her experience as a first mother of loss to adoption.  Marcie and I discuss what lead her to the decision to place her first daughter for adoption, their reunion, as well as her advocacy in the adoption community. She currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer for the Indiana Adoptee Network, and has recently released the memoir "The Shoebox Effect". 
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    • 29 min
    Ferera Swan: A journey of self discovery and advocacy

    Ferera Swan: A journey of self discovery and advocacy

    Ferera Swan comes on the podcast to discuss her journey as an adoptee. We discuss what its like to be an advocate in the adoption community,  as well as navigating the complexity of reunion.
    I am super excited to interview Ferera, her advocacy has made such a difference in the adoption community. I know we have all seen her impactful memes, now get a glimpse of her personal journey. 
     
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    • 36 min
    A conversation about adoption with my Dad, David Frisbie

    A conversation about adoption with my Dad, David Frisbie

    Today on the podcast my Dad and I have a conversation about adoption, particularly my adoption! We discuss his life and background and his decision to adopt. We also discuss what the process was like for him, how he remembers my childhood, and how my advocacy has changed his views on adoption/ the world in general. 

    • 33 min
    Receiving my files from Gladney: A Birthday Episode

    Receiving my files from Gladney: A Birthday Episode

    Today on the podcast I read my adoption file.
    I only recently discovered that this is something an adoptee can request from the agency they were adopted from; and, in this episode, I open my files for the first time. In these files I discover some information about what transpired before my relinquishment given from the perspective of my birthmother and birth-maternal grandmother. I also read the nursing notes from the week I spent as a newborn in the hospital before my placement. This is an episode I decided to do for my birthday, which is December 7. These files give just some of the insight into the events surrounding my birth. 
    Birthdays are somewhat different for adopted persons. Birthdays a are the day we were born, yes, but also the day we were separated from our biological families. I know for me, I was never held by my first mother, my birthday is the day I was born then rushed out of the delivery room, the day I became a dependent of the state of Texas, while I lay alone in a hospital nursery for 7 days waiting for the placement with my adoptive parents. As adopted people, all our stories are different. Some know how their first few days went, others do not. I thought by doing this episode, by sharing my own personal journey, it could shed some light on the adoptee experience. 
     
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    • 36 min
    Kevin: Adoptee who submits a DNA test to discover his Identity, and also discovers he's a first father

    Kevin: Adoptee who submits a DNA test to discover his Identity, and also discovers he's a first father

    Kevin comes on the podcast to discuss his journey as a transracial adoptee. Kevin always felt positive about his adoption experience, and it wasn't until the death of his adoptive mother, who encouraged him to search for his biological roots, that Kevin did a DNA test. Upon receiving the results of this test, he not only discovered biological family members, he also found a daughter he never knew he had who had been placed for adoption. 
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    • 28 min
    Lyndy Stokes: Adoptee and author of Adopted Twice Study

    Lyndy Stokes: Adoptee and author of Adopted Twice Study

    Lyndy comes on the podcast to discuss her adoptee journey. Lyndy tells us how her first parents were married, but felt they could not provide a good home for a baby and decided to place her for adoption at birth. After struggling as a child with feelings around being adopted, she had a reunion with her first parents as a young teenager. Lyndy discusses the difficulties she had navigating this reunion and how her faith lead her to a more positive outlook on her life circumstances and healing. Lyndy is the author of the book "Adopted Twice Study", a bible study for those struggling to see God's plan, and "Adopted Twice for Kids". 
     
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    Email: adoptedtwicsbs@gmail.com
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    For more information on Adoption Advocacy Podcast, and to participate in this episodes discussion board, please visit:
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    • 34 min

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