29 episodes

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.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 33 Ratings

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.

    301: 9 Awkward & Messy Moments All Adoptive Parents Can Relate To

    301: 9 Awkward & Messy Moments All Adoptive Parents Can Relate To

    To kick off Season 3, we address how you can prepare for 9 of the most common awkward, delicate, tricky situations that come up for adoptive parents. Sometimes you find yourself in a situation with your child (you're not my real mom!), and sometimes it's w...

    • 47 min
    302: Attunement In Adoptive Parenting

    302: Attunement In Adoptive Parenting

    We talk often on this show about attunement in adoptive parenting, which is the process of intuiting in the moment what your child needs from you. The first step is to understand as best you can the perspective of an adoptee. You won’t get this from listen...

    • 42 min
    303: Helping Your Child Put Together Their Identity Puzzle

    303: Helping Your Child Put Together Their Identity Puzzle

    It’s normal -- celebrated even -- to wonder about and ask ourselves "Who am I?" After all, genealogy is cited as one of the top hobbies people have. There are TV shows with names like Finding Your Roots, Long Lost Family, and Who Do You Think You Are? help...

    • 40 min
    305: The Right (And Wrong) Way To Tell Your Child Their Adoption Story

    305: The Right (And Wrong) Way To Tell Your Child Their Adoption Story

    How we see ourselves as adoptive parents is intricately tied with how we see our children via adoption, and ultimately how they see themselves. Seemingly heroic narratives like “saving a child” and seemingly innocuous ones like “we were meant to be togethe...

    • 39 min
    306: What if Adopting Doesn't Work Out?: Exploring The Uncharted Exit Ramp of Adoption

    306: What if Adopting Doesn't Work Out?: Exploring The Uncharted Exit Ramp of Adoption

    It's estimated that there are between 40 and 100 families waiting for every available infant placement. The odds are not in everyone’s favor, and at least some of the people hoping to adopt a newborn will just not be able to. That’s a hard truth. What happ...

    • 47 min
    307: Adoption in Interracial & LGBTQ+ Families: An Interview with Interracial Adoptee Tony Hynes

    307: Adoption in Interracial & LGBTQ+ Families: An Interview with Interracial Adoptee Tony Hynes

    Tony Hynes is an interracial adoptee whose adoption case reached the US Supreme Court in the 1990s. While his case was knocked down to a lower court, Tony Hynes’ adoption ended up in a rare arrangement – joint custody between his Black birth grandmother an...

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

thegatheringplace ,

Lori is refreshing

As a U.S. domestic, same race, closed adoption adoptee from the 60’s baby scoop era, I find Lori’s approach refreshing in her wisdom, grace, and her constant curiosity surrounding the complexities of adoption. I feel that her podcast highlights what every adoptive parent should know prior to adopting. And I personally find it healing to hear the progress that’s being made in helping more people learn about the adoptee experience.

AMJames721 ,

Doesn’t click

I don’t know what it is, but this podcast does not click for me. As someone hoping to become a parent through adoption, I find the tone of this podcast to be… honestly, depressing and discouraging. Somehow the podcasts make me feel like I’m a bad person for wanting to adopt. Adoptive parents are selfish, they cause trauma. I am eager to grow my family through adoption, and I’m eager to learn how to do it the right way, but it’s hard being made to feel like a villain for everything I’m going through to try to give a loving home to a child who needs one.

jacqueline mc ,

A must listen adoptive parents

The truths Lori and her guests share are so important for adoptive parents to understand and put into practice. Our adopted children deserve the openness that an open hearted mindset provides. I’ve learned so much and gained invaluable wisdom having listened. Each guest has resources that every parent can benefit from. Truly one of the best adoption resources I’ve come across. Thank you Lori!

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