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I was adopted at 5 weeks old and told about it so young I don't ever remember not knowing. I didn't experience any adoption trauma until I hit 40 when I found out my childhood teddy bear was a gift from my birth mother. This caused an eruption of anger, feeling rejected and unloved. That kickstarted a learning journey that led me to heal and then want to help others. I created the podcast so guests can inspire listeners with their stories and empower them with their learnings. Email me at si ...
 
If you’re an adoptive parent looking for hope, practical tools, and friends who understand, this podcast is for you! Between the two of us, we represent all three parts of the adoption triad. We’ve been around the block a couple times with kids by birth, adoption, and foster care. And lived to tell about it. Don’t worry. We get it. And we’re here for you. Gain confidence in your parenting and hope for your family’s future.
 
Welcome to the Adopt Well Podcast! We are an educational community for anyone touched by adoption. Each episode exists to educate and encourage. We know that adopting well is a lifelong mission. It means learning from those around us - adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. We’re never going to be perfect and that’s ok. But, anything worth doing is worth doing well. No matter how you’re touched by adoption, we are glad you're here.
 
Raising a child or children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (“RAD”) is scary, exhausting, and life altering. Join Tracey Poffenroth Prato, an adoptive mom of two children with RAD, as she interviews other RAD parents and experts in the field including adoption. Listen to the very real and raw experiences of these families and access the best resources and support. If you’re a parent or adoptive parent raising a child or children with RAD, a friend or family member of someone who is, an exp ...
 
Celebrating Jack Russell Terrier dogs and companionship with canines of every kind! Each Monday, we’ll explore all the hilarious and humbling, heartfelt and harrowing stories that only dog parents can truly relate to. To brighten the end of your week, each Thursday we’ll drop a Zoomiesode—a fast-paced mini episode highlighting new and exciting stories from dog-centric entertainment and social media! Zoomiesodes start June 10, 2021. :)
 
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Here's some information about Nugent from their website: Nugent Adoption is a registered and approved Independent Adoption Agency located in the North West of England. Nugent became a Registered Adoption Agency in 1943; therefore we have been involved in placing children for adoption for 75 years. We provide a welcoming team of professional and ded…
 
Mentor Moments give you a chance to join the conversation as we answer a listener question. These episodes guarantee we’re providing the most helpful tools and resources for exactly where you are. This week’s question is: What do I do if I don’t like my child? I never thought I would feel this way. Can you help? Share your experience and advice in …
 
Dominic is an ambassador for IAC - The Centre for Adoption - the UK's only dedicated intercountry adoption charity. Connect with Dominic at https://www.instagram.com/dominicpaul91/ IAC’s mission is to place children from all parts of the world, both in the UK and overseas, in loving families and to work in a fair, transparent and professional manne…
 
The system failed this family big time. Meet "Caela". She and her husband are parents of children with RAD who unexpectedly ended up getting arrested and spent time in jail. This RAD mom talks openly about their experience with adoption, raising children with Reactive Attachment Disorder, going to jail, and relinquishment. Caela isn't afraid to shi…
 
Here's the link we discuss in the podcast: https://voice-for-adoption.org/family-portrait-project Schylar, a Montanan, joined Voice for Adoption in May 2016. Schylar has dedicated his professional and volunteer life to the belief that children and youth in the child welfare system need respect, support, and family. Schylar has a bachelor’s in profe…
 
We celebrate Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month with Traer Scott, famed animal photographer and author of Shelter Dogs and Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories. Traer Scott is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author of twelve books including Shelter Dogs and Finding Home; Shelter Dogs. CONNECT WITH TRAER SCOTT https://www.traerscott.co…
 
Get the picture of the Family Wellness House Kristin talks about here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hc5YKcrj0XJuIr1IvVW-z6W7QqaYO9OB/view?usp=sharing Connect with Kristin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-orphan-5b2a8113a/ Finally Home is a non-profit whose mission since 2008 is to equip foster, adoptive and kinship families to build heal…
 
Icky's puppy parents were about to go on vacation and she wasn't havin' it! Texas couple Jared and Kristi Owens were as surprised as everyone else to find out why their luggage was 5 pounds over... CONNECT WITH US https://jackrussellparents.com/ FB/IG/TW: @jrtpodcastעל ידי Earball Audio
 
Here's a bit about Kaycee and her family from their website "With a love for Jesus, kids, and stories, Kaycee and her husband Pete had always planned to adopt. In 2016, while Kaycee was working as a youth pastor, they began dreaming about how to change the narrative around foster care adoption, especially within faith communities. Five months later…
 
It’s a myth that all “behavioral therapy” is inappropriate for child with early adversity. Carol Lozier, LCSW joins us this week to talk about how DBT-C can be used alongside connected parenting to help our kids fill gaps in the regulation skills. Carol Lozier MSW LCSW is a psychotherapist and author of four books. She is a clinical social worker i…
 
Here's a bit about Eric from his team's website: "Trisha and I have been married since June 26, 1999. We have six kids Madison, Isaac, Robert, Kale, Kelsey, and Halle Jo. We had the joy of serving full time in student ministry from 2000 to 2012. We served for two years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as youth pastors. Then we moved to Ozark, Missouri…
 
Have you stopped having people over because your dog is outta control? We did, and that's why we're exploring some helpful tips from dog experts about the most common dog behavior problems. First up, constant jumping. CONNECT WITH US https://jackrussellparents.com FB/IG/TW: @jrtpodcastעל ידי Earball Audio
 
A Jack Russell Terrier—of course!—appropriately named Macho has done the impossible. He rounded all the bases at a major league stadium in only 21.06 seconds. Listen for the whole zoom-tastic story! CONNECT WITH US https://jackrussellparents.com FB/IG/TW: @jrtpodcastעל ידי Earball Audio
 
Pam and her husband Dan are the adoptive parents of two children, a daughter who was born in Korea in 1986 and a son who was born in India in 1989. Her children catapulted Pam into life and career interests she never imagined. Pam’s position as Executive Director has evolved over the past 20 years as she was a volunteer Executive Director for the f…
 
Here's a bit about Suzy from her website Hello, I’m Suzy creator of We Made a Wish. I’m an adoptive mum to two beautiful girls who crept into our hearts four years apart. We Made a Wish grew from my desire to create beautiful things to celebrate adoption and families. It brings together my love for adoption, shopping and writing. Magazine We Made a…
 
Joanna Ivey is an adoptee and adoptive parent and has been working in the field of adoption for 16 years. In her work with adoptive families, she meets couples/singles early in their adoption journey and is privileged to get to know them and learn about what brought them to adoption. She writes, “I often read hopeful adoptive parents write “We feel…
 
Sara Odicio was adopted from an orphanage in China when she was a year old. As a Licensed Social Worker, she loves supporting adopted teens and their families. Her passion for teen adoptees grew even more as she was personally challenged to engage with her own adoption story in a deeper way. In this episode, she’s vulnerable about her teen years an…
 
Meet Susan, a RAD mom who has figured out a way to raise a son with RAD, raise her 2 biological children, and manage her sanity. Susan shares how she does this so that you can do it too. She shares the 3 key things that help her survive. Susan also talks about how she is helping other families by participating in the "I Move for Change" fundraiser …
 
Hillary Merryfield, M.S.W., L.S.C.S.W., L.C.S.W., Founder, and Director, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri. She is a Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and approved Mediator in the core and parent/adolescent areas as well as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. In addition to her adoption services and counselling, she has a…
 
Candy McVicar is an author, inspirational speaker, and devoted advocate for families who are grieving a baby or child. Candy and her husband Stephen have been married and serving in ministry together for twenty-one years. After the stillbirth of their daughter Grace in 2001, they founded Missing GRACE Foundation which provides support, resources an…
 
Holly Marlow is a British author and parent to biological and adopted children. Holly strives for a gentle/therapeutic parenting style and this has led her to create stories to help children to understand some of the emotional and practical complexities of adoption. https://hollymarlow.com/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holly-Marlow/e/B099V6HQ1K https:/…
 
Trent traveled a horrific journey through the foster care system until he was adopted at the age of 9. After healing from his traumatic past, Trent, who is now 20, shares his inspiring story of triumph in order to provide hope and healing for others. He is involved in foster care reform at the national level. He also serves as Co-Founder and CEO fo…
 
Time itself must be having the zoomies. We can hardly believe we're already 50 episodes in! Join us as discuss the high and low lights of this wonderful, fuzz-filled journey. CONNECT WITH US https://jackrussellparents.com FB/IG/TW: @jrtpodcastעל ידי Earball Audio
 
In 2008 Zara finished directing and producing an adoption documentary entitled “ROOTS: UNKNOWN” This educational and informative film focuses on the emotional influence adoption has on the adoptee and their families. Interviews and sound bites with adult adoptees, their families and children are mixed with artistic images of their art and creative …
 
Evan has been in the field of social work for nearly a decade. Early in his career he gained experience working in child welfare and mentoring where he witnessed the powerful impact that one consistent adult could have on a young person’s life. Moved by this experience, he went on to receive his MSW where he focused on child welfare, LGBTQ youth, t…
 
Not only are dogs pretty much the best animals ever, they're also super interesting! Here are 7 wild yet true furry factoids about your fuzzy friends, like dogs prefer to poop facing north or south. 0_o CONNECT WITH US https://jackrussellparents.com FB/IG/TW: @jrtpodcastעל ידי Earball Audio
 
Steve Kalb, director of post adoption services, is an adult adoptee from the Midwest. He received his masters of social work in 2009 and is currently pursuing his Ph. D. in social work and social research, focusing on adoptee community and empowerment models. Since 2005, Steve has worked directly with hundreds of adoptees through the adoptee camps …
 
Norman E. Thibault, PhD, LMFT graduated with his BS in Family and Human Development (FHD) in 1994. He went directly into his Master's program in FHD and Marriage and Family Therapy and graduated in 1998. He completed his PhD in Counseling Psychology in 2006. Norm has worked extensively in residential treatment, in his former private practice, and a…
 
Find out more about Brian and his incredible work: https://thebrianstanton.com/ https://www.facebook.com/brian.stanton3 https://www.atghostkingdom.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thebrianstanton/ https://www.facebook.com/ATghostkingdom https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-stanton-63141a24/על ידי Simon Benn, Brian Stanton
 
Greg Lombard Rea, M.Div, is an adoptive and bio dad, former pastor, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, and a Post Adoption Support Specialist. Greg has been providing post-adoption support for families for a number of years. He recently joined us at The Adoption Connection and facilitates a group for dads in our membership com…
 
Betcha didn't know that some of the biggest movies of the 90's were inspired by Jack Russell Terriers! FYI. Listen and hear the 411 on flicks from Edward Scissorhands and Sandlot, to Twister and Encino Man. Don't believe us? Aiight then. Talk to the hand 'cause you're totally buggin'! INSTADOG OF THE WEEK Stinky Tinky the Frenchie! https://www.inst…
 
Darren received his bachelors degree in visual fine arts. Since university, he has worked varying graphic design and social media management positions. He's an imaginative foster/adoptive parent that can get children to go to bed by inventing a detailed story about small, friendly creatures living throughout the house that only come out at night. D…
 
Elmo is getting himself a muppet puppy — a MUPPY! And not just any muppy — a Jack Russell Terrier!! Listen to hear the heartfelt origin story of Elmo's even fuzzier friend. CONNECT WITH US Web: https://jackrussellparents.com/ IG/FB/TW: @jrtpodcastעל ידי Earball Audio
 
Connect with Kerry https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-bocook-34261b83/ Heart to Home Adoption Agency, LLC (HTH) is a licensed Kentucky adoption agency that provides home studies, post placement visits, adoptive and foster parent education and referrals to other professional agencies to prospective adoptive/foster parents in Kentucky seeking to adopt…
 
Isaac Etter is an activist and social entrepreneur. Isaac was transracially adopted at the age of two. He recently founded Identity a startup focused on providing accessible, diverse, and ethical adoption and foster care education. Isaac also co-founded an education and advocacy organization, SafeHouse Lancaster, where he was the co-executive direc…
 
What a great and candid conversation with this RAD mom, Barb from Canada. We skip the beginning of her story and go straight to the heart of it all. Barb is an adoptive mom to a daughter from Ethiopia who is her "RAD child". She and her husband also have a biological, younger son. We talk about all things RAD including general RAD "stuff", sibling …
 
Herbie is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Accounting from Samford University. He worked with WAKM Companies, LLC, a prominent accounting firm, for several years as an independent auditor before being led to Lifeline in 2003 as Executive Direc…
 
We love bringing you lots of options for resources that might help make life better or easier. This week, we’re talking to Olga Ward about NeurOptimal neurofeedback, a system that is simple enough to be used at home. Olga is an adoptive mom and owner of Beaverton Neurofeedback in Oregon where she has a passion for restoring and creating harmony in …
 
A. S. Turnbull once said, "Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really." Truly the only drawback of having a dog is that we don't get to have them long enough. Today, we celebrate our beloveds that have gone before, outline some excellent coping tips from Psychology Today, and share some heartfelt Puppy Parent Replies commemorating their ra…
 
Sarah works as a therapist with foster and adoptive families in a private practice in Manhattan. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Coalition, the Associate Director of AdoptUsKids, and a Senior Policy Analyst at Children’s Rights. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. Her child welfare policy and practice…
 
Karl shares his family's story with humility, honesty and great insights. There's a big learnings around how his own perspectives on raising Catie have changed over time and how those changes have helped his daughter overcome some challenges to thrive.על ידי Simon Benn, Karl Smith
 
It never ceases to amaze how selfless people can be during a disaster—sacrificing for other humans and animals, alike. Today we highlight some of the efforts to rescue our fuzzy friends from the path of Hurricane Ida. CONNECT WITH US https://jackrussellparents.com FB/IG/TW: @jrtpodcastעל ידי Earball Audio
 
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