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Nationally recognized thought leader, April Dinwoodie, hosts a personal journey while exploring her adoption experience. We follow her as she examines her efforts to find love, identity, family, and connection. Each month April will candidly interview, discuss, and unravel, all matters surrounding adoption.

Born In June Raised In April: What Adoption Can Teach the World April Dinwoodie

    • Personal Journals

Nationally recognized thought leader, April Dinwoodie, hosts a personal journey while exploring her adoption experience. We follow her as she examines her efforts to find love, identity, family, and connection. Each month April will candidly interview, discuss, and unravel, all matters surrounding adoption.

    Adoption, Identity, and Inter-generational Family Impact w/ Kevin Booker Sr. and Jr.

    Adoption, Identity, and Inter-generational Family Impact w/ Kevin Booker Sr. and Jr.

    In September 2020, on the continued path of learning from those closest to adoption and foster care we are doing something different as we welcome a father who was adopted and the biological son he raised.  Sitting down with Kevin Booker Sr. and Kevin Booker Jr. we opened up a real and honest dialogue about the ever-changing dynamic of family and how adoption impacts individuals and family systems for generations.

    • 1 hr
    Back to School: Continuing to education on adoption, identity, and family with Kendra Anderson

    Back to School: Continuing to education on adoption, identity, and family with Kendra Anderson

    Host April Dinwoodie sits down with education professional, arts enthusiast, and transracially adopted person Kendra Anderson to talk adoption, identity, and family. There is so much for society to learn, those closest to the experience need the mic, and everyone else needs to listen and take really good notes!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Intersection of a Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and Adoption: July 2020

    The Intersection of a Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and Adoption: July 2020

    In the spirit of freedom and independence,
    host April Dinwoodie shares her very personal thoughts on adoption, family, and differences of race and culture at the intersection of a pandemic and the urgent momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    • 50 min
    Talking Transracial Adoption, Identity, Family, and Black Lives Matter with Phil Bertelsen

    Talking Transracial Adoption, Identity, Family, and Black Lives Matter with Phil Bertelsen

    With the recent murders of Breanna Taylor, Ahmand Arbery, and George Floyd Host April Dinwoodie is joined by Emmy and Peabody award winning filmmaker Phil Bertelsen to have a conversation about transracial adoption, identity, family, and Black Lives Matter.
    ADVISORY: In this episode, the "N" Word is used once in the context of a personal experience

    • 50 min
    Mom and Me Part 2

    Mom and Me Part 2

    In this special Mother's Day episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with her mom Sandra for another conversation about adoption, identity, and family and to answer questions from listeners.

    • 37 min
    Two Aprils, One Conversation About Adoption, Foster Care, Identity, Family, and a Pandemic

    Two Aprils, One Conversation About Adoption, Foster Care, Identity, Family, and a Pandemic

    Host April Dinwoodie and guest April Michelle Rivera-Curtis have a powerful conversation about very personal experiences of adoption, foster care, identity, and family as well as our current shared experiences during a global pandemic.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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