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The Adoption Hacks Podcast celebrates and educates potential and current adoptive and foster families. Episodes will provide tips for those starting the journey, support for parents and a look at programs for vulnerable children. Join host and adoptive mom, Kandace Lecocq as she interviews professionals and moms and dads who have been there. If you're looking for support and encouragement in your adoptive and foster journey, this podcast is for you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adoptionhacks/support

Adoption Hacks Kandace Lecocq

    • Parenting
    • 4.8, 79 Ratings

The Adoption Hacks Podcast celebrates and educates potential and current adoptive and foster families. Episodes will provide tips for those starting the journey, support for parents and a look at programs for vulnerable children. Join host and adoptive mom, Kandace Lecocq as she interviews professionals and moms and dads who have been there. If you're looking for support and encouragement in your adoptive and foster journey, this podcast is for you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adoptionhacks/support

    Q&A with Anthony Lecocq

    Q&A with Anthony Lecocq

    Kandace and her husband Anthony answer listener questions this week! We discuss what we wish we would've known before adopting, can you begin the adoption journey still having a lot of questions or fears? How to talk with friends or family who are unsupportive, what cocooning was like for us, a message for adoptive dads and more! 
    That's a wrap on season 3! Thank you for your support/listens/messages/reviews! You make this podcast so fun to create!
    Follow Us on IG/FB
    @AdoptionHacks
    Email Us: 
    Adoptionhacksinfo@gmail.com

    Music: DrummerBoy by Misterwives

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    • 27 min
    Racial Injustice in Adoption

    Racial Injustice in Adoption

    Sharday Dufresne is on the show this week to discuss racial issues inside of adoption. We discuss the history or racial injustices in adoption and agency practices, Saviorism, white privilege and adoptive parent privilege. We urge you to lean in and sit with these difficult topics... these conversations are crucial to our community.
    Sharday is a transracial adoptee who is inviting that voice within to rise up storyteller. She continues to champion and advocate for those in this triad community in hopes of gathering around the table to hear others stories rise up.  She, her husband and two little gents live in Long Beach, Calif.
    You are able to thank Sharday for her time via her Venmo @Sharday-Dufresne
    Race and Adoption Video:
    https://vimeo.com/kneetoknee/review/436426471/d8533345c3. Email us: adoptionhacksinfo@gmail.com FB/IG @adoptionhacks

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    • 48 min
    Adoptive Parents Role in the Adoptive Community w/ Ashley Mitchell (BigToughGirl)

    Adoptive Parents Role in the Adoptive Community w/ Ashley Mitchell (BigToughGirl)

    Ashley Mitchell, owner of Big Tough Girl and Founder + Executive Director of Lifetime Healing Foundation, set out to seek increased care, understanding, and resources for birth mothers.  For over a decade, Ashley has been one of the most consistent and sought after birth mother voices in the nation. 
    Entering in to the adoptive community can be overwhelming to new adoptive parents so on this episode Ashley and Kandace discuss how AP's can find your footing and role in these conversations. Ashley shares how she has seen this community grow through tension and difficult conversations. We discuss Adoptive Parent Privilege and why it is so important for AP's to be listeners and life long learners. And we also discuss how AP's can use their voice and role to support adoptees and birth moms. 
    Find Ashley on Instagram @BigToughGirl  and also: 
    bigtoughgirl.com
    sitkneetoknee.com

    Find Us: 
    IG/FB @AdoptionHacks
    Email Us: 
    adoptionhacksinfo@gmail.com

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    • 49 min
    Navigating Unknowns

    Navigating Unknowns

    Callie Troyer is on the show this week to talk to us about navigating unknowns and possible developmental delays when reviewing a referral and bringing a child home. She shares her adoption story and the importance of surrounding yourself with adoption minded health professionals especially during the attachment season. Callie is an incredibly thoughtful and conscientious adoptive parent and advocate and it is refreshing to hear her perspective on many adoptive issues. You'll want to listen to this one! 


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    • 53 min
    Post Adoption Depression

    Post Adoption Depression

    Adoptive Mom Breaunna Stone is on the show this week to walk us through her experience with Post Adoption Depression. While it is becoming more common to hear about or have trainings regarding Post Adoption Depression, there is a huge need for more education and support. Breaunna had never heard of Post Adoption Depression before she adopted her baby, but a lapse in mental health led her to research and counseling to understand more about it. Breaunna tells her experience and offers incredibly practical exercises and tips. Listen to this episode if you are about to adopt, think you might be experiencing Post Adoption Depression, or want to know how to help a friend or loved one through it. 

    Depression and Anxiety Among PostPartum and Adoptive Mothers: 
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3433270/

    Find Breaunna on Instagram: 
    @BreaunnaStone

    Find Us on Facebook & Instagram:
    @AdoptionHacks

    Email Us: 
    AdoptionHacksInfo@gmail.com

    Music: 
    DrummerBoy by MisterWives


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    • 49 min
    Debt Free Adoption + Burundi Adoption

    Debt Free Adoption + Burundi Adoption

    When Alison Storm and her husband decided to adopt, remaining debt free was incredible important to them. But how can a family remain debt free with the overwhelming fees of adoption?! Alison is on the show this week to share many of her creative ideas for fundraising and funding an adoption. She also walks us through their Burundi Adoption, what that was like, how they managed being in a pilot program and the unpredictable wait, and what being home together is like now. 

    Check out Alison's Podcast: "My Pleasure: The Unofficial Chick-Fil-A Podcast"

    Find Us on Facebook & Instagram: 
    AdoptionHacks

    Email Us: 
    AdoptionHacksInfo@gmail.com

    Music: 
    DrummerBoy by MisterWives


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

mckflenfjf ,

Love!

I’ve binged this entire podcast... such great guests and information. Really appreciate you creating this space for learning and growth. A must listen for those in the adoption community.

covid adoption ,

Adopting during the pandemic

So thankful for your show! We got placement of three siblings a month before the pandemic😳 All our services we were getting for the kids stopped with it. Such an uphill battle finding a resource to help me through this. Love all the content and encouragement I’ve found here. Keep it up!

Bri.J.Mitch ,

Thank You

As I look into the adoption process these relatively short podcasts have been extremely helpful!
Thank so much and keep up the good work.

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