48 episodes

“Why am I like this? Where did I come from? Why can’t any of these Minnesotans properly cut and style my curly hair?!”

This barely brushes the surface when it comes to an adoptee making their way through life.

There are few resources for people like Erika & Resa, so they created their own.

Initially as co-workers, they discovered they were from the same orphanage in Bogota, Colombia.

Despite the similarity, they have very different stories, and have become like sisters through this connection to their roots.
They will interview family, friends, each other, and dive into the psychological impact of adoption from all angles.
Any and all questions are welcome, as the hosts will teach their audience how to appropriately practice this conversation in the future.

Colombian Influence Resa & Erika

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

“Why am I like this? Where did I come from? Why can’t any of these Minnesotans properly cut and style my curly hair?!”

This barely brushes the surface when it comes to an adoptee making their way through life.

There are few resources for people like Erika & Resa, so they created their own.

Initially as co-workers, they discovered they were from the same orphanage in Bogota, Colombia.

Despite the similarity, they have very different stories, and have become like sisters through this connection to their roots.
They will interview family, friends, each other, and dive into the psychological impact of adoption from all angles.
Any and all questions are welcome, as the hosts will teach their audience how to appropriately practice this conversation in the future.

    April 28, 2022

    April 28, 2022

    Today we talk to Mike about his experience to becoming a US Citizen much later in life than typical adoptees. Unbeknownst to him, he lived most of his life as an illegal alien in the States. Through some typical processes in life, he found out that he was not a legal citizen and his citizenship was never processed.
    His journey is unlike any we have heard before, and we didn't realize how common this issue actually is. Mike has gone through so much with lawyers, the possibility of being deported, and the emotional trauma of his adoption being brought back to the surface.

    Since we have known Mike, we have seen the emotional process he has been through, as well how long the process to become a citizen has taken.
    Luckily, as of April 28, 2022, Mike is a legal citizen of the United States!

    Thank you all for your support and for listening!

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 16

    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 16

    Welcome to the Colombian Influence Book Club! We are diving into chapter 16 of The Primal Wound: Honor Thy Children, written by Nancy Verrier.

    Chapter 16, the final chapter, wraps up the entire book of putting the child's needs first. The Primal Wound gives details for all parts of the triad to understand how complex adoption is. The adoptee's journey is lifelong, and each story is completely different. Continue to listen and learn from us as we stay vulnerable to speak our truths.

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    • 32 min
    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 15

    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 15

    Welcome to the Colombian Influence Book Club! We are diving into chapter 15 of The Primal Wound: Further Implications of the Primal Wound, written by Nancy Verrier.

    Chapter 15 sparks the conversation surrounding difficult choices regarding adoption and abortion. "Women who have had abortions and have also given up a child for adoption will most often say that adoption was the more difficult of the two for them to deal with."

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    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 14

    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 14

    Welcome to the Colombian Influence Book Club! We are diving into chapter 14 of The Primal Wound: Empowering Ourselves, written by Nancy Verrier. Chapter 14 sparks the conversation surrounding the importance of healing and taking back your power. This chapter reminds us of coming out of the fog, a term many adoptees are familiar with. "If you are angry at your birth mother for abandoning you, why do you keep abandoning, yourself?" We all have a purpose in life, never forget you are worthy!

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    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 13

    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 13

    Welcome to the Colombian Influence Book Club! We are diving into chapter 13 of The Primal Wound: The Reunion Process, written by Nancy Verrier.

    Chapter 13 sparks the conversation surrounding the fear and emotions of the reunion process. Reunions can be a vital part of the healing process for all sides of the adoption triad. The process takes time, patience, understanding, and support. "Reunions are very emotional."

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    • 26 min
    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 12

    Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 12

    Welcome to the Colombian Influence Book Club! We are diving into chapter 12 of The Primal Wound: Reunions as a Means of Healing the Adoption Triad, written by Nancy Verrier. Chapter 12 sparks the conversation surrounding the healing of the adoption triad. "The adoptee is often caught in the middle and feels guilty for everything that is happening"

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

logicistrash ,

Wonderful

Very thoughtful and caring and wow just incredible

WelderMike2450 ,

Great podcast

I really enjoy the story you guys tell of your adoption and how you met is so amazing!!! And it makes me really want to visit Colombia someday and find my birth family

cptnabil ,

Educational and engaging

I highly recommend! These women are entertaining to listen to and they seriously know their stuff.