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Thriving Adoptees is a podcast where adoptive parents, adoptees and adoption professionals share what they've learned - often the hard way - to inspire and empower others. We're all on our unique adoption journey. Thriving Adoptees helps listeners along their own learning curve by hearing insights others have gleaned along the way. 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 ...
 
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.
 
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Even if you have a large family or a very busy life, finding time to connect with our kids and build strong attachment is imperative. Lisa shares simple tips for building attachment and connection that you can fit into your already full life. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Join the Village (use code podcast)…
 
As an adoptive mom, Terri knows how fortunate she is to have her daughter, and also how very rare her story is. Not quite ten years into raising her daughter, she did some research and found that less than one percent of girls facing unplanned pregnancy choose adoption for their babies. Digging into the reasons why that is so, Terri conducted sever…
 
This week we answer listener questions such as: Should we adopt again if one of our kids is opposed? How do I know if my teen needs residential treatment? How should I respond to unreasonable fears? How can I help my toddler who struggles on car rides? Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Sibling Webinar Safety Plan …
 
Katie is the founder of OrphanWise, an alumna of Lee University and has a Master’s Degree in Holistic Child Development. She worked as a preschool teacher for six years and served a term as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Habitat for Humanity. She moved to Paraguay in 2015 and spent three years working in a children’s home, where she served as director of…
 
Here's a bit about Peter from his website. Qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1999. I qualified as an NLP Practitioner in 2012. In 2017, I qualified as a Personal Performance coach with The Coaching Academy, obtaining a distinction (the highest grade available with Europe’s leading coach trainers). I have studied many self development…
 
Jennifer has a unique perspective because of the opportunity she’s had to walk through the adoption journey as a birthmother and also as an adoptive mother. Faced with an unplanned pregnancy in college, Jennifer chose to place her son for adoption. After marrying her husband, Rusty in 2005, God led them through infertility to reveal His plan for th…
 
Katie serves 10.18 Strategy from a wealth of experience gained from her career as an entrepreneur, business consultant, executive officer, and strategist over the last seventeen years. Before founding 10.18 Strategy, Katie was a business consultant for over ten years, serving both for-profit and non-profit leaders with innovative strategies that br…
 
The emotional response to Mother’s Day can be complicated, even more so for adoptive and foster moms. This week, we want you to feel seen and encouraged. We have some special messages from moms in our community to boost your spirits. Bring your tissue box. Click here to download a transcript for this episode.…
 
Here's bit about Stef from his website In 2013, my life had crashed around my ears. After struggling with a lifetime of anxiety and depression, my marriage broke down and I was contemplating losing everything I loved and had worked so hard for so many years. I was at an all time low, I couldn't sleep, couldn't eat and could not find a way out of th…
 
Here's a bit about Clare from her website "Hello my name is Clare. For a long time, I wasn’t at ease with who I thought I was. I felt anxious and worried that people would think I was stupid. I worried about getting things wrong. I held myself back in case I would mess things up. I felt stressed, ill at ease, apprehensive. I didn’t like myself or h…
 
Many Christian parents worry that trust-based parenting is too lenient or permissive. After all, the book of Proverbs tells us “Spare the Rod, spoil the child.” Is it possible that trust-based principles can be found in the scriptures and that the strategies were used by Jesus? During this workshop, Greg Lombard Rea teaches us: That trust-based par…
 
Founder of the Plus One Adoption Foundation, Inc., Michele Katz builds connections with charitable services in the space of adoption and fundraising, to help families come together and stay together. The organization’s goal to provide the resources in order to help place 2.5M children into loving families stems from the 2.5 million children lost in…
 
A lot of parents ask us, “How do I stay calm?” We want to share the brain-science behind the problem with staying calm when your child is losing their mind. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links #25: Regulating Through Movement and Play with Robyn Gobbel #26: What To Do When Your Child is Out of Control with Robyn Gob…
 
Michele Kriegman is a storyteller by nature but she was missing her own backstory well into adulthood. Finding her birth-father helped complete it. During this session of the U.S. Supreme Court the focus of many of her public talks will be the Indian Child Welfare Act, a new battlefield in the culture wars, which played a pivotal role in her own st…
 
As an adoptee, Jennifer Hiltebeitel, was excited to adopt and be the mom she wished she would have had growing up. It turns out that her experience as an adoptee did not provide her with all the tools she needed to be an adoptive parent. Jennifer also candidly shares about her childhood and the impact reunifying with her birth family had on her ide…
 
Here's a little about Kristine's organisation from her website: Hawaii International Child (HIC) (founding name, Hawaii International Child Placement and Family Services, Inc.), was established in 1975 by members of Hawai'i’s adoption community. HIC’s founding members came from a background of personal connection to international adoption. Some had…
 
Astrid founded Adoption Mosaic. Here's a bit about her from their website: Astrid has a degree in sociology with an emphasis in adoption. For twenty plus years, she has traveled the country to lead youth groups, present workshops on transracial parenting, talking with children about adoption and various other workshops focusing on adoption. Prior t…
 
This week we answer listener questions such as: What if birth family visits confuse or trigger my kids? How do I help my kids process their feelings about not having photos from early childhood? What do I do when my child is aggressive towards my wife? It makes me angry! Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Cindy Lee…
 
Nicole Ward Moore is a Board Certified Adoption Attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator who manages and operates the Orlando office. Nicole has been practicing with the firm since opening the Orlando office in 2005. Nicole practices exclusively in the area of adoption law throughout the State of Florida and in conjunction with …
 
Have you ever felt like your adoption journey shipwrecked your life? How do you find hope when you can hold your head above water? This week, Lisa shares how God carried her family safely to shore. He gave them a new lens through which to view their kids and a whole new way of parenting. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevan…
 
Stephanie K. Sterling, MSW, LCSW is the Director of Family Services at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Stephanie received her MSW degree from Tulane University in 1996. She holds a 90-hour post graduate certification in Adoption and Foster Care Competence. Stephanie has experience with inpatient, outpatient, and primary care behav…
 
Here is a link to the podcast episode I mention about the Primal Wound at the end of the episode. https://thriving-adoptees.simplecast.com/episodes/primally-wounded-or-fundamentally-unwoundable-with-nick-mabey Mark Hoult-Allen is Chair of We Are Family, Jay Nicol is a Trustee. Here’s a bit about them from their website: We Are Family is a peer to p…
 
Sharen Ford is a nationally-recognized child welfare consultant and the retired Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services in the Division of Child Welfare Services. She retired with 30 years of comprehensive work history with the department. She oversaw six programmatic areas including the Foster Care and Adoptio…
 
Children with a history of early adversity have a higher probability of becoming dependent on substances. In this episode, we hear from adoptee and substance abuse specialist, Jamie Engel, on ways to reduce your child’s risk, how to respond to your child if they struggle with addiction, and how to find appropriate treatment. Click here to download …
 
Nina is Director of Post Adoption Support at The Cradle, connect with her at: https://www.facebook.com/nina.friedman.cradle https://www.linkedin.com/in/nina-friedman-4a3b82/ Here's a little about The Cradle from their website: At The Cradle you will find a legacy of excellence, decades of experience, and a reputation for quality education that help…
 
Behind all the challenging behaviors, each child just wants to belong. This week, former foster youth and NFL player, Gaelin Elmore, shares what he was looking from adults in his life, how to create belonging for our kids, and how folks in the community can make a lasting impact. Gaelin is a professional speaker and facilitator and lives in Minneso…
 
Connect with Brian here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-lynch-a7352320a/ Brian is CEO of The Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut This is a multiservice agency founded in 1999 whose mission is to provide diverse and creative support services to children and families throughout Connecticut. Find out more and connect at https://www.ccp-ct.…
 
Allison Davis Maxon, M.S., LMFT is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of child welfare and children’s mental health specializing in Attachment, Developmental Trauma and Permanency/Adoption. She is the Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and was the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie In…
 
This week we answer listener questions such as:Any suggestions for using TBRI with a non-verbal child?How do you handle it when kids avoid responsibility or chores?Why can’t my child learn that if he hides his destruction from us we will be more upset than if he admits to it?Click here to download a transcript for this episode.Relevant Links#161: […
 
Anna Valdez is the Program Director at Chosen and came on board in January of 2022. She is bilingual, and holds a BA in English with a Teacher Certification and an MA in English with a concentration in Literature and Culture and is completing her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After teaching high school for 2 years, Anna Valdez lived in M…
 
Here's a link to the episode I mention in the podcast https://thriving-adoptees.simplecast.com/episodes/with-joy-carter-Ni_rUkb3 Lori Holden writes at LavenderLuz.com and hosts the podcast Adoption: The Long View. She’s the author of the acclaimed book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, written with her daught…
 
Abby Jacobson is a professional Adoption Consultant bringing over 20 years of experience from her previous career as a psychotherapist & substance abuse counselor. Additionally, she has received training as a National Adoption Competency Mental Health Provider. With her knowledge of family systems & networking, it is her aim to provide support to i…
 
Marnie and Gail work with The Forget Me Not Family Society. Here's more about them from their website. It was formed for education, consultation, peer counselling and to offer support to all those who are impacted by adoption. We are a provincially registered, non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada and a federally registered charity, (88908…
 
Puberty in children who have undergone trauma looks different, but it doesn't have to be alarming. This week, Dr. Melody Aguayo, adoptive mom and founder of Real Child Consulting, helps us understand:What happens in the body and brain of kids going through puberty.Identify "normal sexual acting " out versus "deviant behaviors."Practical tools to na…
 
Adoptive and foster families often find themselves barely functioning and just trying to survive when caring for children with hard behaviors. For a lot of families, trauma has left a trail of devastation not unlike Nehemiah found when he returned to Jerusalem. But just like the temple was rebuilt, we can rebuild our hearts and our families.Click h…
 
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