10 episodes

IEP Coach, Disability Advocate, Writer

Oh, So Extra! Allison Sweatman

    • Philosophy

IEP Coach, Disability Advocate, Writer

    #022 | Adoption: Interview with Sharday Dufresne

    #022 | Adoption: Interview with Sharday Dufresne

    Today Allison talks with Sharday Dufresne, a trans-racial adoptee who is incredibly open and gracious in sharing her story and pushing the adoption community forward. Sharday gives some incredibly personal detail of her journey and has a lot of wisdom that we can all learn from.



    Follow Sharday on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/shardayrenee/



    Read her contributions to Kindred + Co here: http://kindredand.co/category/contributors/sharday-dufresne/

    • 46 min
    #021 | Adoption: Interview with Cameron Lee Small of Therapy Redeemed

    #021 | Adoption: Interview with Cameron Lee Small of Therapy Redeemed

    In this episode, Allison talks with Cameron Lee Small of Therapy Redeemed. Cam, trans-racially adopted from Korea, holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a licensed professional clinical counselor. They discuss racial identity and adoption as well as mental health needs.



    Follow Cam on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/therapyredeemed/



    Learn more about Therapy Redeemed and book Cam’s services here: https://therapyredeemed.wordpress.com/

    • 29 min
    #020 | Adoption: Interview with Lilly Schmaltz (@adopteelilly)

    #020 | Adoption: Interview with Lilly Schmaltz (@adopteelilly)

    The adoption series goes on with today’s excellent discussion with Lilly Schmaltz (aka @adopteelilly)! Lilly is a Chinese, transracial adoptee who isn’t afraid to talk about the hard parts of adoption. I know you’ll love hearing Lilly’s story and the wisdom she brings in this interview.

    • 32 min
    #019 | Adoption: Interview with Kelsey Vander Vliet (@fromanothamotha)

    #019 | Adoption: Interview with Kelsey Vander Vliet (@fromanothamotha)

    Today our adoption series continues with an interview from the fantastic Kelsey Vander Vliet. Known as @fromanothamotha on Instagram, Kelsey is a birth mom and an incredible advocate for the adoption community.



    Follow @fromanothamotha on Instagram

    • 45 min
    #018 | Adoption: Interview with Ashley Mitchell, pt. 2

    #018 | Adoption: Interview with Ashley Mitchell, pt. 2

    Today I’m starting a new series on adoption, and interviewing a literal hero of mine: Ashley Mitchell. She runs Lifetime Healing, a post-placement care network that provides incredible resources for birth mothers. Buckle up! Ashley doesn’t hold anything back in this discussion.



    Learn more at https://lifetimehealingadoption.com/home

    • 40 min
    #017 | Adoption: Interview with Ashley Mitchell, pt. 1

    #017 | Adoption: Interview with Ashley Mitchell, pt. 1

    Today I’m starting a new series on adoption, and interviewing a literal hero of mine: Ashley Mitchell. She runs Lifetime Healing, a post-placement care network that provides incredible resources for birth mothers. Buckle up! Ashley doesn’t hold anything back in this discussion.



    Learn more at https://lifetimehealingadoption.com/home

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Truly Inspirational

What an amazing family! Great tips of all parents. Grateful that Andrew and Allison are so willing to share their life experience with us.

William M. Christian ,

Awesome Folks!

Allie & her hubby are some of the most selfless people you can know. Their commitment to family, faith & fostering are encouraging to those around them. I look forward to following this podcast & look forward to being sharpened in different areas of my own life.

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Fabulous Podcast

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