205: 4 Myths Adoptive Parents Still Believe

Reframing the Adoption Narrative with Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard & Sara Easterly

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Adoption: The Long View Podcast, Episode 205

If your main sources of information about adoption are from the loudest voices, you may be missing out on key facets that would help you better navigate your own adoption situation and better serve your child. You can’t see your own blind spots (by definition) and you don’t know what you don’t know, which is why it’s important to diversify where you get your information from. To that end, with me today are two trusted and incisive women in the adoption space: Sara Easterly, a well-respected adoptee voice, and Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard, a well-respected birth mom voice. Listen in if you want to better understand your child’s experiences and your child’s other parents’ experiences and proceed accordingly, with fewer blind spots.

Show Notes:

Sara’s website: saraesterly.com

Sara’s book: Searching for Mom

Kelsey on Instagram: @fromanothamotha

Listen: Sara on coming out of the adoption fog and You’re Not My Mom! (Ep 106)

Read: Who is Anti-Adoption & What Can We Learn from Them?

Read: Common Ground in Adoption Land in Severance magazine

Read: Adoption Moved to FB and a War Began” in Wired magazine

Read: Adoptee and therapist Amanda Transue-Woolston's response

Read: Baby Brokers: Inside Adoption’s Murky Private Adoption Industry in Time magazine

Listen: TwistedSisterhood podcast reviews Time article


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About this Podcast

Lori Holden (The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole) brings to you an array of articulate and thought-provoking guests with lived experience in adoption, each with valuable insights to share about the all-encompassing journey of parenting an adopted person from babyhood to toddlerhood to school age to teenage -- and ultimately to adulthood. Join us as we explore Adoption: The Long View.

Named a Top 25 Adoption Podcast

Lori Holden