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Adopt Perspective is a podcast for anyone affected by adoption. We discuss the adoption experience from the perspectives of mothers, fathers, adopted people and their loved ones, so that we may learn and grow from the perspectives of others. Sharing personal stories and explore adoption topics including adoption loss, psychological impacts of adoption, forced adoption, inter-country adoption, searching, reunion, healing and many others. We interview adults affected by adoption as well as practitioners, people involved in inquiries, research, legislative change and apologies, artists, film-makers and authors. Adopt Perspective is hosted by Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow and Jane Sliwka and is produced by Jigsaw Queensland - Post Adoption Support Service - www.jigsawqueensland.com/adopt-perspective - The podcast discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised.

Adopt Perspective Jigsaw Queensland

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Adopt Perspective is a podcast for anyone affected by adoption. We discuss the adoption experience from the perspectives of mothers, fathers, adopted people and their loved ones, so that we may learn and grow from the perspectives of others. Sharing personal stories and explore adoption topics including adoption loss, psychological impacts of adoption, forced adoption, inter-country adoption, searching, reunion, healing and many others. We interview adults affected by adoption as well as practitioners, people involved in inquiries, research, legislative change and apologies, artists, film-makers and authors. Adopt Perspective is hosted by Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow and Jane Sliwka and is produced by Jigsaw Queensland - Post Adoption Support Service - www.jigsawqueensland.com/adopt-perspective - The podcast discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised.

    Dr Gary Clapton - The Father's Experience (Part Two)

    Dr Gary Clapton - The Father's Experience (Part Two)

    In the second episode of our interview with Dr Gary Clapton, Jo asks him about his adoption research, with a particular focus on fathers who lost children to adoption. Gary is a father who lost a daughter to adoption in 1970. He is also a social worker who conducts research into adoption at The University of Edinburgh and is a committee member of the Father's Network Scotland and an advisor to 'Birthlink'. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes

    • 51 min
    Dr Gary Clapton - A Father's Story (Part One)

    Dr Gary Clapton - A Father's Story (Part One)

    Dr Gary Clapton is a father who lost a daughter to adoption in 1970. He is also a Social Worker who conducts research into adoption at The University of Edinburgh and is a committee member of the Father's Network Scotland and an advisor to 'Birthlink'. In this episode Gary will be sharing his personal story with Jo Sparrow and in part two he'll be discussing his adoption research, with a particular focus on fathers who lost children to adoption. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueenslandcom/episode-notes

    • 37 min
    Lynelle Long - InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV)

    Lynelle Long - InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV)

    Lynelle Long is a Vietnamese adoptee born in the early 70's who now resides in Sydney, Australia. She founded InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) in 1988 and has built it into a global network in the intercountry adoptee community. It is now one of the first worldwide platforms for adoptee-led organisations and individuals to collaborate, share and encourage one another - regardless of sending or adoptive country. Lynelle has also built relationships with the Australian Federal Government, which is responsible for intercountry adoption and also with state central authorities in Australia. She works tirelessly as a global advocate for the needs and rights of intercountry adoptees and has presented at domestic and international seminars, written, edited and collaborated to publish extensively on the experiences of intercountry adoptees - including the Colour of Time book published in 2017. Lynelle has also presented at The Hague Working Groups to Prevent & Address Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption and was invited to join Child Identity Protection as a Special Advisor. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes.

    • 43 min
    Bernadette Davison

    Bernadette Davison

    Bernadette Davison is a mother who lost a daughter to adoption in Cairns, Queensland in 1985 at the age of eighteen. In this episode she shares her story of that time, how this loss impacted her life in the years afterward, her reunion story and how attending a Federal Forced Adoption apology anniversary event in Western Australia, where she now resides, changed everything. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/edisode-notes

    • 42 min
    Ruth Loli - Link-Up Qld (Part Two)

    Ruth Loli - Link-Up Qld (Part Two)

    Jane talks to Link-Up Queensland Research Manager, Ruth Loli. Link-Up Qld works to enhance the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families as children or were affected by forcible removal policies. This includes work with elders, Mums, Dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles, sisters and brothers to reverse the cycle of trans-generational trauma and to restore community health, resilience and wellbeing. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jo Stuurman - Link-Up (Qld) Part One

    Jo Stuurman - Link-Up (Qld) Part One

    Jo Sparrow talks to Jo Stuurman about his experience as an adoptee who lived through the Stolen Generation. The Stolen Generations are Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families, community, and culture owing to government policies and laws throughout the 1900s, until at least 1970. Jo was adopted by a Dutch immigrant family along with two other Noongar children, and they named him Robert Stuurman. He spent his childhood living between Australia, the Netherlands and Papua New Guinea. Jo took on his birth name, Joseph following his reunion in 1992 and is now known as Jo. He is an artist and has served as Board Director and a staff member within the Link-Up (Qld) organisation and has had an association with the organisation for 27 years, beginning as a client in 1992.

    • 40 min

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