55 episodes

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.

Born In June Raised In April: What Adoption Can Teach the World April Dinwoodie

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8, 68 Ratings

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.

    The Intersection of a Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and Adoption: July 2020

    The Intersection of a Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and Adoption: July 2020

    In the spirit of freedom and independence,
    host April Dinwoodie shares her very personal thoughts on adoption, family, and differences of race and culture at the intersection of a pandemic and the urgent momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    • 50 min
    Talking Transracial Adoption, Identity, Family, and Black Lives Matter with Phil Bertelsen

    Talking Transracial Adoption, Identity, Family, and Black Lives Matter with Phil Bertelsen

    With the recent murders of Breanna Taylor, Ahmand Arbery, and George Floyd Host April Dinwoodie is joined by Emmy and Peabody award winning filmmaker Phil Bertelsen to have a conversation about transracial adoption, identity, family, and Black Lives Matter.
    ADVISORY: In this episode, the "N" Word is used once in the context of a personal experience

    • 50 min
    Mom and Me Part 2

    Mom and Me Part 2

    In this special Mother's Day episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with her mom Sandra for another conversation about adoption, identity, and family and to answer questions from listeners.

    • 37 min
    Two Aprils, One Conversation About Adoption, Foster Care, Identity, Family, and a Pandemic

    Two Aprils, One Conversation About Adoption, Foster Care, Identity, Family, and a Pandemic

    Host April Dinwoodie and guest April Michelle Rivera-Curtis have a powerful conversation about very personal experiences of adoption, foster care, identity, and family as well as our current shared experiences during a global pandemic.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    I'm Adopted, Lucky Me?: A Conversation with Graciela Asher

    I'm Adopted, Lucky Me?: A Conversation with Graciela Asher

    In this March episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with healing guide and reiki master, Graciela Asher to discuss what it means to be lucky, the importance of recognizing all women connected to our lives, and of course adoption.

    • 59 min
    Talking Love, Class and Culture with Hilary North-Ellasante

    Talking Love, Class and Culture with Hilary North-Ellasante

    In this February episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with biracial, transracial adoptee and cancer survivor, Hilary North-Ellasante. Meaning is often connected to identity and life experience and these aspects of ourselves impact the ways we move through the world. Listen as the two discuss all things love as it relates to their adoption experience.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

mlvanwinkle ,

Wonderful for transracial families

As a transracial adoptive parent and foster parent I am so thankful for this podcast. Thank you to April and your guests for the vulnerability you show as you share insight that helps our family love our children well. Your voice is important in the adoption community.

337/51 ,

Exploring adoption, identity and family with brother Michael and Mark

Brilliant insight on the development process of adoption. I personally know Mark and to hear his brother and him talk about the early years of their family growth, and the unfamiliarities behind their aging experiences and self belonging is amazing! A great podcast and will recommend to those who seek some background and knowledge behind the adoption process and some of the topics that most tend to stray away from. A good podcast deserving a good review👍🏼

Mindful runner ,

Thoughtful and relevant

This is a great podcast for more deeply understanding issues of adoption and transracial adoption as well as insights we can gain from the adoptive experience.
As a transracial foster-adoptive parent I’ve learned a lot from listening. April is a great host because she adopts multiple perspectives, provides context on the discussion, skillfully interviews her guests by asking great questions and inserting her own experiences in a meaningful way, and brings an attitude of hope and love to the topics.

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