102: Birthmother Grief, Healing, and the Importance of Adoption Education

Interview with birth mother, educator, and adoption advocate Ashley Mitchell

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Adoption: The Long View Podcast, Episode 102

In this episode, we hear from birth mom Ashley Mitchell of Big Tough Girl and Lifetime Healing Foundation. Now 14 years into her open adoption experience, she talks of grief and healing, and of the importance of adoption education for both adoptive and for placing parents.

Show notes

Website: Bigtoughgirl.com
Instagram: @bigtoughgirl and @lifetimehealingfoundation
Co-Host @twistedsisterhoodpodcast
Foundation: LifetimeHealingFoundation.org
Ashley on ethics: The fine line between adoption and trafficking


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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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