The Adoptee Next Door
Angela Tucker is an adopted who is committed to advancing the conversation, not just having one. She is an adoptee and gifted speaker and education. As a black woman adopted from foster care to a white family, and growing up in a city that was dong demographically 1% Black, she understands the power of life’s most difficult moments. We welcome to you listen to some of her powerful podcasts on adoption
ADAPTED PODCAST explores the experiences of Korean adoptees, from post-reunion stories, living in Korea as adults, identity and belonging and more. Since the 1950s, an estimated 200,000 Korean children were sent overseas for adoption to about a dozen countries. Now, 70 years since intercountry adoption began, adult adoptees have reclaimed the narrative and established themselves as the experts on their own experience. Every story is personal and different. The common thread of transracial and intercountry adoption links us.
Welcome to the “Wait, I’m adopted?” Podcasts. They explore some of the commonly asked questions, stigmas, biggest fears and other unexpected parts of adoption through the lens of an internationally adopted child.
Creating a Family is the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit. Their mission is to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Their vision is that every adopted and foster child has a family who understands their unique gifts and challenges and is equipped to help them thrive.
Listen to adoptee, Haley Radke who found her biological parents and younger siblings, but has been “riding the reunion rollercoaster” for almost a decade with joy, and sometimes sorrow. She has a deep desire to connect with other adopted people and to hear and share their stories.
Their mission is to help support the foster care community through awareness, encouragement and advocacy.
On-line parenting lessons from the Berry Family entitled “Thrive as a Parent and Transform your Family” that includes Support and Mentoring, Coaching, Mentoring, Books and Resources.
The podcast is intended to help the attendee explore either own feelings about their adoption, accept their desire to try to understand their personal history and decide whether a search for a reunification with their biological relatives is right for them.
Regulated and Relational
Join Julie Beem & Ginger Healy as we explore the trauma-informed, attachment-focused concepts of Regulation (self-regulation/co-regulation) and Relationship (building connection) and how we can help children build resilience and emotional health through the ways in which we parent, teach and care for children. This podcast is produced by the Attachment & Trauma Network, or ATN, a leading national non-profit supporting children impacted by trauma through their families, schools and communities.
Born in June Raised in April: What Adoption Can Teach the World
April DinWoodie: Born in June Raised in April: What Adoption Can Teach the World
Listen to these poignant podcasts with an adult adoptee and her special guests.
Adoption: The Long View Podcast
Using Positive Adoption Language: “Giving Up A Baby and Other Commonly Used Negative Adoption Expressions” plus more podcasts
HealthySteps: Promoting Healthy Development for NJ’s Babies
Infancy and early childhood are increasingly recognized as the most critical developmental period, influencing lifelong health and well-being for everyone. Preventive infant mental health services can provide parents and young children with support to promote social and emotional development and prevent and treat mental health issues before they become more serious. However, the availability of preventive mental health services for infants, toddlers, and their families in New Jersey is limited.
Register to receive an overview of this evidence-based model aiding in the mental well-being of babies, and learn more about the efforts being made to bring the HealthySteps program to families throughout the state.
Side by Side
Side by Side is a large scale documentary and oral history project, telling the story of 65+ years of inter-country adoption out of South Korea and 100 individuals, born in Korea, 1944–1995. Filmmakers, Glenn Morey and Julie Morey, take an international journey through the personal memories and experiences of abandonment, relinquishment, orphanages, aging out, and intercountry adoption — 100 individual stories, filmed in 7 countries, 6 languages, 16 cities.
Raising Transracial Adoptees With Isaac Etter – Transracial Adoptee, Speaker & Activist
Isaac shares his powerful story and how parents can prepare their kids for a world that will treat them differently. He talks with great insight and clarity about doing our own work, providing positive racial mirrors, cultural events and more in this enlightening and empowering episode.
Whatever Next started in January this year. It was born out of conversations we found ourselves having again and again questioning what it was like growing up as a Chinese adoptee in the west. The three of us, Addie, Hannah and Jo met in Edinburgh in 2019 and haven’t stopped talking since.
We want to bring conversations surrounding adoption with us as we grow up to reflect our entry into adulthood. We also believe that these conversations should not be restricted to adoptees and want to make a place where questions about adoption theory, history and culture can be accessible to anyone who is the least bit curious about it.
We also believe that adoptees should have access to narratives and stories similar to their own in hope of inspiring and giving solace to those a little lost. We want to myth bust, we want to inspire, but most of all we want to fill in some gaps and start a few conversations…
I was adopted at 5 weeks old and told so early I don’t ever remember not knowing. My childhood was good and adoption wasn’t an issue. At 40 I found out that my childhood teddy bear was gift from my birth mother. A volcano of anger erupted within me. Then a feeling of being unloved. Adoption had left me hot and business success had left me cold. This kickstarted a learning process and, eventually, sharing what I’ve learned.
A Script & 2 Ways to Diffuse Heated Moments
A Script & 2 Ways to Diffuse Heated Moments
Your child is getting upset. You get that feeling of dread in your stomach. How bad is this outburst going to be? I’m already overwhelmed and don’t have time for this. Kirk gives you two ideas to use next time to de-escalate and turn this into a positive learning experience. Abbreviated transcript in the show notes.