309: How to Talk Open Adoption with Young Children

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Adoption: The Long View Podcast, Episode 309

It’s National Adoption Awareness Month, and we can think of no better way to honor it than to listen to an adoptee, especially one who is also raising an adoptee.

Our guest this month was adopted and grew up in the closed adoption era and is now an advocate of open adoption. As she tried to figure out how to parent in a way she herself was not parented, she was dismayed by the lack of early reader books about open adoption. When she didn’t find what she needed, she decided to fill that gap with Surrounded by Love, an Open Adoption Story. In so doing, children’s book author Allison Olson is set on changing the adoption narrative from the “lucky” child to the “loved” child.

Show Notes:

Website: OurAdoptionBooks.com

Book: Surrounded by Love: An Open Adoption Story

Instagram: @kidsbooksbyallisonolson/

Facebook: @KidsBooksbyAllisonOlson

TikTok: @kidsbooksbyallisonolson

YouTube: Our Adoption Books

Ep 305 with Joanna Ivey on considering your entrance narrative

Ep 104 with Rich Uhrlaub on ending shame & secrecy in adoption

Sherrie Eldridge’s book Twenty ThingsAdopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew


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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.

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Lori Holden