From babyhood to school age, through the teenage years and ultimately adulthood, Adoption: The Long View explores all aspects of the adoption journey with a variety of articulate and thought-provoking guests.
401: An Adoptee, Birth Mom, & Adoption Professional All in One
There are very few people who have the multi-perspectives and lived experience in adoption that Rebecca Ricardo has. Rebecca joined her family through adoption – this means she is an adoptee. As a young teen she placed her son for adoption, embarking o...
402: YES to Continuing Education for Adoptive Parenting & NO to Adoption Echo Chambers
Adoptive parenting has this in common with regular old parenting: just when you start to feel like you’ve mastered a stage, like babyhood, toddlerhood, tweenhood, or beyond, your child keeps growing and enters a new stage. And you’re back at square one...
403: Why an Adoptee's Truth Matters More than a Parent's Comfort
Why are truth and trust so important in adoptive families? In all families, really? Isn’t it OK sometimes to keep some things under wraps, for someone’s own good?
There's a philosophical paradox called sorites based on the idea that no grain of sand i...
404: Guilt, Shame, and Boundaries in Adoption
One thing we know is that adoption comes out of a broken attachment, that the baby or child we parent has already lost something primal, that biological connection to the first mother, as well as the genetic connection to her and to the baby’s first fa...
405: How to Be a Therapeutic Adoptive Parent
If you’ve been listening here long, you know that to believe that adoptive parenting is no different from regular old parenting will likely end up with you feeling blindsided some day, without tools and without strategies. This is because all adoptions...
406: Talking About Race with Adoptees
Parenting a child of a race different from yours adds a whole new element to adoptive parenting. While this episode does focus on raising an interracial adoptee (also called a transracial adoptee), becoming more comfortable with talking about race is a w...
Adotption: The Long View Podcast
I just listened to episode 308 with guest Lynn Brown. I am an adoptive mom but I do not have the added challenge of trans or intra racial adoption. Just listening to Lynn provided and incredible perspective. She is so grounded and I learned much from her. Thank you for sharing Lynn !
As an adoptive mom living open adoptions for 17 years now, it’s refreshing to see other’s perspective as loving and foundational in what I believe as the need to love all people.
I have been listening and following Lori for a couple years now and have really enjoyed learning about her story and her wholistic approach to open adoption. Her caring way of listening to and meeting people where they are in their stories is beautiful. Her podcast welcomes all corners of the triad to be heard, seen and valued (three pillars of my beliefs and values). Worth following and listening to!!!
Beginning the dialogue
Honest, informative, and captivating. I’m 12 years into the adoption journey and appreciate listening to differing perspectives. Each guest has their own slant and is able to share it in a relaxed and conversational manner. I feel like I’m in a coffee house with them, listening to their conversation. And best yet, I’m challenged by ideas about adoption that I hadn’t considered.
I’m am constantly reminded that we all have to do our work. Thanks for keeping me curious and challenging me to do my work.