The Best Advice for Adoptive Parents from Season 1

The long view episode 12 season review

Adoption: The Long View Podcast, Episode 12

This episode, like the podcast as a whole, is not for short-sighted people. This episode, like the podcast in its entirety, will appeal to people who want to be able to see more than one step ahead. Maybe 3 or 4 or 10 steps ahead. If this is you, you’re in the right place.

What to do, how to do it, when to do it...the guests from Season 1 reveal their answers to the question I ask them all: to “boil things down to your best advice for adoptive parents about the long view.”


Show Notes

  • Ep 1: Interview with Leah Campbell around adoptive parenting and living in open adoption, even when it’s hard.
  • Ep 2: Interview with Ashley Mitchell regarding a birth mom’s perspective and the necessity for better adoption education.
  • Ep 3: Interview with Carolyn Savage, telling her inconceivable story about pregnancy, adoption, and surrogacy.
  • Ep 4: Shifting from shame and secrecy to truth and transparency, an interview with Rich Uhrlaub.
  • Ep 5: On being wedged between the pain of one set of parents and the joy of another, an interview with Angela Tucker.
  • Ep 6: Sara Easterly on adoptees coming out of the adoption fog and “you’re not my real mom!”
  • Ep 7: How Clemencia Deleon developed emotional intelligence when her kinship adoption went all wrong.
  • Ep 8: Improving adoption now, an interview with Family to Family Support Network’s Rebecca Vahle.
  • Ep 9: The latest research of following 15 adoptive families, explained by Abbie Goldberg, PhD.
  • Ep 10: Birth mom Kim Court and adoptive mom Linda Marie Mueller on figuring things out during the "pioneer days" of open adoption.
  • Ep 11: Adoptee and MFT Lesli Johnson on babies as a blank slate.

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