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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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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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.

    Stephanie Oyler, Melissa Guida- Richards and Ferera Swan- the experience of being a transracial/transethnic adoptee during the holidays, especially during this political environment

    Stephanie Oyler, Melissa Guida- Richards and Ferera Swan- the experience of being a transracial/transethnic adoptee during the holidays, especially during this political environment

    This is the December 2020 episode. Today we chat with Stephanie Oyler, Melissa Guida- Richards, and Ferera Swan - three transracial and transethnic adoptees. We discuss their collective experiences with the holidays, and they explain why it is so important to hold space for adoptees who come from different backgrounds and cultural traditions than their parents. We also discuss how important it is for adoptive families to be sensitive to the emotions and feelings that might arise during this time of year. Lastly, we talk about how they are all feeling as transracial and transethnic adoptees during this political climate, and how it has affected their relationships with adoptive and extended family members.
     
    Connect with Stephanie:
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    Connect with Melissa:
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    Connect with Ferera:
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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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    • 53 min
    November 2020: Tiffany Henness with Adoptee Influencer Network

    November 2020: Tiffany Henness with Adoptee Influencer Network

    This is the November 2020 episode of the podcast. Today we have Tiffany Henness with adoptee influencer network as our special guest. Tiffany discusses how she emerged from the fog after giving birth to her first born, it was an experience that brought her closest to experience of her first mother. She tells us how she began learning about adoption trauma and found it helped to processed it all through writing and sharing her experience with others. Before becoming involved in the adoption advocacy community, Tiffany was a fitness influencer on social media and during this time learned how to boost content and create community among others doing the same work. Tiffany shares that the fitness influencer groups she was a part of really helped give advice and feedback, keep creativity, inspiration, and connection flowing which really helped members to create content. Tiffany saw a this as a huge need in the adoptee community of influencers. She created adoptee Influencer Network as a group where adoptees could come together, work together, problem solve, get support, and  share each others content. Please check out Tiffany and adoptee influencer network online.
    Connect with Adoptee Influencer Network:
    Facebook Page
    Facebook Group
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Website
    Connect with Tiffany:
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    Website

    • 24 min
    Brittany Nash: Discussing Race and Family Separation

    Brittany Nash: Discussing Race and Family Separation

    Brittany Nash is a Black domestic transracial adoptee and the founder of The Daily Adoptee blog and soon to be online publication that highlights the experience and expertise of transracial adoptees.
     
    As an adoptee, turned foster child, who from Southern MN, she uses her experience of growing up in predominantly white spaces to connect the dots of the intent and impact of the adoption industry and foster care system as they align with history, politics, racism, discrimination, and mental health. 
     
    She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication from Bethany Lutheran College where her emphasis was Journalism and Business. While there she also worked for the college's Diversity Center where she started to kindle her passion for social advocacy. She combines her love for investigative journalism, descriptive writing, and racial justice to bring a unique adoptee narrative to adoption and foster care spaces.
    Timeline of Events and Key Legislation: 
    1921: Tusla Race Massacre
    1935: Social Security Act
    1939 -1945: World War ll 
    1945: Baby Scoop Era begins
    1947: Cold War begins
    1948: Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces 
    1954: Civil Rights Movement
    1955 - 1975 Vietnam War
    1954: Browning vs Board of Edu
    1961: ADC Foster Act
    1962: Aid to Families with Dependent Children
    1962: Public Welfare Amendment 
    1965: Death of Malcolm X
    1964: Civil Rights Act
    1968: Death of Martin Luther King Jr.
    1968: Civil Rights Movement
    1969: Death of Frank Hampton
    1967: Loving vs the State of Virginia 
    1970: Baby Scoop Era ends
    1971: War on Drugs begins
    1978: Indian Child Welfare Act
    1980: The Adoption Assistance & Child Welfare Act
    1991: Cold War ends
    1993: Family Preservation & Family Support Services Program (MEPA) begins
    1994: The Multi-Ethnic Placement Act
    1996: Inter-Ethnic Placement Provisions (revised parts of MEPA)
    1997: the Adoption & Safe Families Act
     
    Reference Articles:
    A Brief Legislative History of the Child Welfare System
    Brief History of the Drug War
    The case for national action- the negro famil
    Donate to the TRA Writers & Educators Fund
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Kate Carper: An adoptive parents experience with special needs and transracial adoption

    Kate Carper: An adoptive parents experience with special needs and transracial adoption

    Kate Carper comes on the podcast to discuss her experience with adoption. Kate tells us how she grew up with adopted siblings, and always felt like adoption was a part her future family making plan. After having two biological children, Kate and her husband explored how they could help a child in need through adoption. Through much research and soul searching, Kate discovered an agency that specialized in the adoption of children with down syndrome. Kate explains a lot about this agency and how they support expectant parents who have discovered their child has down syndrome, as well as facilitate adoptions. Kate and her husband adopted their son, and then later adopted a daughter. We further discusses how her family has sought out a more diverse community in which to raise their children, and how important that is, especially in transracial adoption. 

    • 25 min
    Matt Sevenoaks- An adoptees journey toward reunion

    Matt Sevenoaks- An adoptees journey toward reunion

    Matt comes on the podcast to discuss his experience as an adoptee, and how his life experiences shaped him. We also discuss his heartfelt reunion. 
     
    Connect with Matt:
    mattsevenoaksuk@gmail.com
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    Article
    For more information on Adoption Advocacy Podcast, and to participate in this episodes discussion board, please visit:
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    • 59 min
    An interview with Geri Pfieffer with America's Taken

    An interview with Geri Pfieffer with America's Taken

    Geri Pfieffer comes on the podcast to discuss the reality of America's child welfare system. Geri began working and creating America's Taken when she lost her grandson to child protective services. I encourage everyone to take a listen to todays episode to further understand what is going on in this country's child welfare system, and the reform that needs to take place now. I was very happy to bring this topic to light through this episode and hope to do more episodes like this one in the future. 
     
    Connect with Geri:
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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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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

bellaluna687 ,

Great podcast!

Love how she’s giving a platform for more adoptees.

ricfrabro ,

A Must Listen

I stumbled upon this podcast and have been binge listening to catch up. I am so pleased that Francie includes all sides of adoption. We must ALL be in the conversation and have empathy for each other before we will be successful in changing the adoption narrative. Adoption will always exist and there are times it is necessary. Education can help heal the wounds. Let’s do this together.

WelderMike2450 ,

Positive

I love this podcast because it talks about all sides of adoption. And is very positive in what they talk about

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