Nationally recognized thought leader, April Dinwoodie, hosts a personal journey while exploring her adoption experience. We follow her as she examines her efforts to find love, identity, family, and connection. Each month April will candidly interview, discuss, and unravel, all matters surrounding adoption.
NAAM 2021: Making Room for Adoption at the Family Table
For National Adoption Awareness Month, I highlight some past conversations with guests that remind us of how adoption can show up at our holiday tables, how adopted children may feel the moment they realize they don’t look like their adoptive parents and how we must make room for the uncomfortable visitor of adoption to ensure adoption is experienced at the highest level of elevation.
Adoption, Identity and the Masks we Wear with Terrence Coffie
It’s October which means one thing, Halloween, candy, and of course costumes and masks. This month, April is joined by the founder of Educate Don’t Incarcerate, a mentoring program that focuses on criminal, juvenile and educational reform, Terrence Coffie. April and Terrence steer directly into how masks have affected their lives growing up adopted or as a foster youth and even now as adults.
“Back to School” with Nam Holtz
It’s September 2021 and that means Back to School! This month we sit with Korean Transracially adopted person Nam Holtz. Nam produced and directed a documentary film titled “Found in Korea”. The film follows Nam as she journeys back to Korea in search of her culture, roots, and identity. We dive deep into this idea of parents and professionals who are on this journey of better understanding adoption and foster care.
Talking Trauma and Adoption with Dr. Bruce Perry
In this August 2021 episode we go back to school and continue our journey to better understand adoption with Dr. Bruce Perry. Dr. Perry is co-author along with Oprah Winfrey of “What Happened to You?” a book about the impact of trauma. We dive deep into Dr. Perry’s work with the neurosequential model and the importance of asking “what happened to you?” vs “what’s wrong with you?” specifically related to adoption and identity.
An Urgent Conversation About Education with Cami Anderson
For this July 2021 episode we steer into an urgent conversation about what is and is not happening in education today. Host April Dinwoodie is joined by 2018 guest Cami Anderson to talk about the future of education and what parents and grown-ups that care about children need to know. Cami’s Thirdway Solutions Group supports policy, government, non-profit, corporate, and philanthropic leaders in pursuit of equity and justice to find innovative solutions to their most vexing challenges.
Surviving the White Gaze with Rebecca Carroll
This month, host April Dinwoodie sits down with culture critic, podcast host, and author of the stunning memoir Surviving the White Gaze, Rebecca Carroll. In this spirited conversation, the two discuss identity, family, difference of race and culture and of course, what adoption can teach the world.
Thank you, April!
As a mom of three young kids who are transracially adopted, I so appreciate your openness and willingness to share your story and life experience. Your voice and others like yours are so valuable in helping adoptive parents learn to love their kids well. Thanks again!!
Grateful beyond words
I am a white Resource Parent and possibly one day Adoptive Parent. April and the brilliant Humans she has conversations with on her podcast have changed me. They have given me vocabulary when I had none. They open my eyes to things and given me perspective where I had no awareness. The conversations about the duality of emotions that exist in adoption and foster-care have been refreshing. I am forever grateful.
How could you not subscribe?
April & this podcast are great & insightful resources regarding transracial adoption. As a transracially adopted person myself I relate to so many of the sentiments shared and continue to learn each episode. Thank you April for your hard work and for so generously sharing your knowledge and story with us. This is much needed representation.