39 episodes

Welcome to I’m Adopted, Now What? A podcast for those who want to redefine what it means to be adopted, one chat at a time. If you love talking about feelings, self development, and self discovery, if you want to discuss race, culture, and identity, if you ask yourself, Who Am I? What Is My Identity? Why Haven’t I Figured This Out Yet?… Then you’re in the right place, because adopted or not, we all ask ourselves these universal questions. So, are you ready to get real, get deep, and figure out… now what? Join me and let’s find out together!

I'm Adopted, Now What‪?‬ Liza Kraft

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to I’m Adopted, Now What? A podcast for those who want to redefine what it means to be adopted, one chat at a time. If you love talking about feelings, self development, and self discovery, if you want to discuss race, culture, and identity, if you ask yourself, Who Am I? What Is My Identity? Why Haven’t I Figured This Out Yet?… Then you’re in the right place, because adopted or not, we all ask ourselves these universal questions. So, are you ready to get real, get deep, and figure out… now what? Join me and let’s find out together!

    My Orphanage Is Now An Old Folk's Home

    My Orphanage Is Now An Old Folk's Home

    We start off with our new❓Q+A segment, where our host answers questions that were submitted by YOU! 💬⁠

    👋🏼 Then we meet Anna and Zoe, both adopted from China between 10 and 12 months old. 🇨🇳⁠

    🙋🏻‍♀️ Anna used to feel secretive and confused about her adoption, but as she gets older, she feels more and more confident and open about it. Now, she's looking forward to exploring and learning more about Chinese culture.⁠

    🙋🏻‍♀️ Zoe used to feel confused and upset about her adoption, but with age comes knowledge, so as she's gotten older, she's learned more about the "why" behind it. Now, with more understanding under her belt, she has comes to terms with her adoption. Now, she's excited to reach out to the adoptee community more and help others to feel that they are not alone.⁠

    🎙️ After, join us for a quick reflection on today’s episode where host, Liza, shares how she breaks it all down. From taking notes ✍🏼 and active listening👂🏼 to unpacking the psychology behind each interview 🧠 and how she, herself, processes these conversations, 🙋🏻‍♀️ Liza gives insight into what you could take away from this episode, too.⁠

    Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this episode, so LISTEN NOW! 🎧⁠

    LINKS:
    🎤 Interested in being a guest on the show??⁠
    https://calendly.com/imadoptednowwhat/podcast-guest⁠

    📲 Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest news, updates, & more!⁠
    https://www.instagram.com/imadopted.podcast/⁠
    https://www.facebook.com/imadopted.podcast⁠

    📌 Anna and Zoe’s Voices of Adoption Instagram account:
    https://www.instagram.com/voicesofadoption_/

    📌 Hidden Brain episode, “The Story of Your Life”
    https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/the-story-of-your-life/

    📌 Raymond Mar’s Human Brain Mapping Experiment: Personal Experience With Narrated Events Modulates Functional Connectivity Within Visual and Motor Systems During Story Comprehension
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270107563_Personal_Experience_With_Narrated_Events_Modulates_Functional_Connectivity_Within_Visual_and_Motor_Systems_During_Story_Comprehension

    📌 Gillie Bolton, Therapist
    https://www.gilliebolton.com/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    What Makes Me, Me

    What Makes Me, Me

    We start off with a new❓Q+A segment, where our host answers questions that were submitted by YOU! 💬⁠

    👋🏼 Then, we meet Cameron, adopted from the United States when he was younger, 🇺🇲 though he can’t know for sure what age he was. Cameron used to feel left out and lost when it came to his adoption, but now he feels happy and confident, ✨⁠ and is looking forward to understanding his culture more.

    🎙️ After, join us for a quick reflection on today’s episode where host, Liza, shares how she breaks it all down. From taking notes ✍🏼 and active listening👂🏼 to unpacking the psychology behind each interview 🧠 and how she, herself, processes these conversations, 🙋🏻‍♀️ Liza gives insight into what you could take away from this episode, too.

    Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this episode, so LISTEN NOW! 🎧⁠

    LINKS:
    📌 Interested in being a guest on the show??
    https://calendly.com/imadoptednowwhat/podcast-guest

    📌 Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest news, updates, & more!
    https://www.instagram.com/imadopted.podcast/
    https://www.facebook.com/imadopted.podcast

    📌 The All-or-Nothing-Marriage by Eli Finkel:
    https://elifinkel.com/allornothingmarriage

    • 46 min
    80% of My Customers Are White

    80% of My Customers Are White

    We start off with a newly added Q+A segment, where our host answers questions that were submitted by YOU!

    Then, we meet Jeanie - the owner/operator of the Banh Mi Oi cafe in West Roxybury, MA. Our host got to ask Jeanie some juicy questions about what it’s like to be an Asian woman owner in today’s social climate, how COVID has affected her business and the food industry at large, and how she feels about the future, as a female Asian restauranteur.

    After, join us for a quick reflection on today’s episode where host, Liza, demonstrates how she breaks it down. From taking notes and active listening to unpacking the psychology behind each interview and how she, herself, processes these conversations, Liza gives insight into what you could take away from the episode too.

    Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this one, so listen now!

    LINKS:
    Interested in being a guest on the show??
    https://calendly.com/imadoptednowwhat/podcast-guest

    Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest news, updates, & more!
    https://www.instagram.com/imadopted.podcast/
    https://www.facebook.com/imadopted.podcast

    Top Ten Best Takeout Restaurant in Boston:
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/11/magazine/100-top-restaurants-takeout-boston-beyond/

    Banh Mi Oi Cafe’s website:
    https://banhmioi.cafe/

    “American Dream” (and Harvard study) article:
    https://eig.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/American-Dream-White-Paper-V5.pdf

    • 42 min
    Am I Really Going to Wear This?

    Am I Really Going to Wear This?

    We’re baaack, and kicking off season 3 with a new Q+A segment, where our host answers questions that were submitted by YOU!

    Then, we meet Sungwon (Andrew), an adoptee who finds himself stuck somewhere between “I like it” and “I want it” when it comes to Korean influences in his life. After a friend introduced him to Korean art, music, fashion, and food, Sungwon felt a growing curiosity inside him for a culture he hadn’t really given any thought to… until now!

    After, join us for a quick reflection on today’s episode where host, Liza, shares how she breaks it all down. From taking notes and active listening to unpacking the psychology behind each interview and how she, herself, processes these conversations.

    Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on our first episode, so LISTEN NOW!

    LINKS:
    Interested in being a GUEST on the show??
    https://calendly.com/imadoptednowwhat/podcast-guest

    FOLLOW us on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest news, updates, & more!
    https://www.instagram.com/imadopted.podcast/
    https://www.facebook.com/imadopted.podcast

    Hidden Brain episode on "Stereotype Threat":
    https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/how-they-see-us/

    Brent Staples’ book (where he discusses his “Whistling Vivaldi” idea):
    https://www.amazon.com/Parallel-Time-Growing-Black-White/dp/0380724758/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    Did you like this episode?? Please consider leaving a review - they help SO much with the show's growth & visibility)!!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 3, Here We Come!

    Season 3, Here We Come!

    Our short summer break is over and we... ARE BACK! Today, on this mini episode, we talk all things Season 3 - what we've been up to & some of the changes you can expect to see in upcoming episodes.

    First full episode goes live next week, so make sure you SUBSCRIBE, SHARE, and STAY TUNED for some epic conversations!


    Interested in being a guest on the show??
    https://calendly.com/imadoptednowwhat/podcast-guest

    Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for all the latest news, updates, and more!
    https://www.instagram.com/imadopted.podcast/
    https://www.facebook.com/imadopted.podcast

    • 14 min
    It Was Just Normal For Us

    It Was Just Normal For Us

    On today’s episode, we welcome the show’s first mother-daughter DUO!

    Join us as we welcome adoptee, Corrie, and her mother, Diana, to the show and chat about what it means to adopt, and be adopted. How does Corrie find harmony in feeling both blessed for the life she has and curious for the life she could have had? Does Diana feel guilty about taking Corrie from her birth country? How is Corrie’s memory of her childhood different from her mother’s memories of it? Does motherhood feel different when you’re an adoptive parent?

    We get into all of those juice topics, AND MORE, so tune in and don’t miss this epic season finale!

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mia Y-H ,

Fantastic podcast!

I’m an adoptee myself and I appreciate listening to other adoptees experiences and thoughts surrounding their adoption and identity. I was invited to be featured on Liza’s podcast and really enjoyed discussing the fun and thought-provoking questions she asked. Looking forward to hearing more episodes!

zippyzoe2000 ,

love this podcast!

as a fellow adoptee, i absolutely love listening to this podcast! i always love hearing other people's experiences and learning about different aspects of the adoption community and this is the place to do it! i was also interviewed for an episode and liza is so sweet! i loved getting to speak with her and would love to do it again! highly recommend listening!!!

Cosette E ,

Amazing

I just started listening to this podcast and I love it. I love hearing the real and raw journeys that adoptees face. Anyone who wants to adopt or wants to know more about adoptees journeys should definitely give this a listen!!

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