304: I'm An Adoptee & A Birth Mom

Here's What I Want Adoptive Parents to Know

Birthmother and adoptee podcast long view ep304

Adoption: The Long View Podcast, Episode 404

Like the ancient tale of the Six Blind Men and the Elephant, adoption is fertile ground for people "knowing" about it while experiencing only a fraction of it. From our limited experience we start to think we have a handle on it and we know the truth about it. The more we can become 'unblind' to the parts we don’t experience, the better grasp we have of the whole, and the better we can relate with others. LIke our children and their first parents.

Today’s guest brings a double viewpoint when it comes to adoption. Janelle Ison was adopted as a newborn and has experienced life as an adoptee. At age 18, Janelle found herself in an unexpected pregnancy, placed her newborn son for adoption, and has been walking the road of a birth mother ever since. She has spent the last 15 years working for organizations like the National Council For Adoption and the Family to Family Support Network to improve understanding, policies, and practices for people living in adoption.

In this episode, the elephant in the room gets a lot more interesting....

Show Notes:

That One Nurse video
Improve Adoption Now: Ep 108 about Adoption in the Hospital Setting
Email: Janelle Ison, Epic Empowerment
LinkedIn: Janelle Ison, Epic Empowerment
Instagram: @epicempowerment123
Facebook Page: https://fb.me/epicempowerment123
Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/epicempowerment123


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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