36 episodes

In this podcast I deconstruct the romanticism holding up the adoption industry and expose the lies, abuse, and pain that gets silenced. I'm here to unwrap the shiny bow around adoption and speak my truths as an adoptee. In doing so, I explain what it means and what it feels like to “come out of the fog”. This isn't your feel good podcast, I am an angry, healing and honest adoptee. 

Adoptees Crossing Lines Zaira

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

In this podcast I deconstruct the romanticism holding up the adoption industry and expose the lies, abuse, and pain that gets silenced. I'm here to unwrap the shiny bow around adoption and speak my truths as an adoptee. In doing so, I explain what it means and what it feels like to “come out of the fog”. This isn't your feel good podcast, I am an angry, healing and honest adoptee. 

    Unpacking Adoption w/ Henry: Identity, Community, and Healing

    Unpacking Adoption w/ Henry: Identity, Community, and Healing

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    • 37 min
    Adoption, Therapy, and Self-Discovery: Fai Knudson's Story

    Adoption, Therapy, and Self-Discovery: Fai Knudson's Story

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    • 53 min
    Finding Freedom: Reflections on One Year of No Contact

    Finding Freedom: Reflections on One Year of No Contact

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    • 46 min
    Operation Stop CPS w/ Amanda Wallace

    Operation Stop CPS w/ Amanda Wallace

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    • 36 min
    Adoption is not a part of God's plan

    Adoption is not a part of God's plan

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    • 41 min
    Mila's Truth: Navigating Adoption, Liberation, and Community

    Mila's Truth: Navigating Adoption, Liberation, and Community

    Send us a Text Message.Mila's Truth: Navigating Adoption, Liberation, and CommunityThe Church does an excellent job of silencing you if you oppose them. They’d even hire a marketing company to rebrand adoption so that their business as adoption middlemen can continue to thrive. But, it’s not just the Church. The dominant culture is to silence anyone who speaks up against adoption. To make them feel shame. To gaslight them. That was Mila Konomos’ experience once she realized how adoption has w...

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

jc0v ,

Can’t Stop Listening

I am a queer, white woman in my 30s. I won’t have biological children, but I do want a family, so I’ve been searching for stories about adoption and foster care.

Stumbled upon this RARE podcast that actually centers **the stories of adoptees and people who have survived the foster care system,** as opposed to stories from the adoptive/foster parent perspective. This has been vital listening for me, and absolutely exploded my perspective of what adoption means. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This podcast has changed my life and will impact my future decisions. I am inspired to learn more about abolition.

Excellent content, well produced, expert guests and researchers from all facets of the industry. The personal stories that the hosts and guests share are profound, vulnerable and fascinating. Truly an amazing listen.

zocalo1889 ,

Eye opening

Appreciate the hosts’ honesty, especially in sharing all emotions.

Jacky Liam ,

REAL STUFF ABOUT ADOPTION NOT SUGARCOATED!

Okay, so I follow this podcast on social media as I was coming out of the FOG as an adoptee myself and dealing with severe trauma and just listened to the most recent episode with Azriel and they’ve been my first adoptee friend on social media and I was like “this is gonna probably hurt like a lot but they’re my friend and I care and Love them!” So I listened to this episode and loved it, their story is a lot like mine after I listened to it I was DM-ing them as I was listening having similar experiences as an adoptee. When I first came out of the FOG I was mentally a mess, medication was completely messed up and I was forcibly institutionalized twice in my life and it really made me worse when I came out of that. Anyway just wanted to say FANTASTIC podcast and Azriel told their story well and beautifully and really hit me hard! and they are right I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for this community of adoptees!!

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