The Adoption Experience

Season 1 of the podcast is an audible version of my memoir, ”Hidden Identity.”

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Friday Nov 03, 2023

*Adoptee Tik Tok
*Legislative Summit 2023 in Indianapolis
* Concerned United Birth Parents retreat 2023
*Celia Center adoption conference Nov 10, 11 2023
*Adoptee Rights 101
*Real ID complications (and passport update!)
*Adoptee Remembrance Day- 11/30/23 
*National Adoption Awareness Month
Show Notes:
NAAP Adoption Happy Hour:
Preorder the book: "Relinquished:  The Politics of Adoption and the Privilege of American Motherhood."
Celia Center adoption conference:
Real ID Debaucle:
Adoptee Remembrance Day Virtual Candlelight Vigil (10/30/23)

Saturday Jun 17, 2023

Learn about the nonprofit that was started by first mothers who are helping other women not have to go through what they did when they lost their children to an un-regulated adoption industry.
Correction:  Lisa Woolsey (I said her name wrong on the podcast) gave the training that I attended.
Learn about the Board of Directors of SOS here:
Family Preservation Project (Where Moms and Resources Meet):

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Pressure on UK government for formal apology re forced adoption:
Adoption Trends (why a decline in adoption?)
Intersection of coercive control, the troubled teen industry (TTI) and adoption.  More on TTI here:
H.R. 1475 - Hospital Adoption Education Act:
NAAP Happy hour replay of Friday 6.2.23 Zoom presentation of "All You Have is Love":
Trailer of the documentary here (pledge a donation!):

Sunday May 28, 2023

Our personal kinship adoption experience and subsequent open adoption; When God Calls you to adopt; risks of unlicensed adoption brokers; the Kamiya Mobley story (kidnapped child learns she is not the biological daughter of her "adoptive" mom when she is 18 years old).
Show Notes:
Risks of Unlicensed Adoption Brokers in Private Adoption:
When God Calls You to Adopt (by The Real Adoptee Moxie)
The Kamiyah Mobley story:
Link to my blog:

Adoption in the News

Saturday May 20, 2023

Saturday May 20, 2023

Adoptee Citizenship Act; Adult Adoption Scam; Ohio Kinship and Adoption Navigators (OhioKAN); Korean Court Rules Against Adoption Agency: North Dakota ICWA law; Attorneys on the Bus; Rootstech Genealogy Conference
Show notes:
Latest on Citizenship for Intercountry Adoptees:
OhioKAN (help with kinship and adoption resources)
Ohio Justice Bus:
Family Search (Rootstech Genealogy Conference):

Being Adopted on Mother’s Day

Saturday May 13, 2023

Saturday May 13, 2023

Gun control; high school shooting threat; applying for a passport, (and reported problems with being adopted); Birth Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day; being adopted and menopause.
Show notes:
Blog about being adopted and getting a passport:
Interview at The Adoption Files with Lorraine Dusky, author of "Hole in my Heart:"
Research about mother's and daughter's age of menopause:

The Lost Sons

Friday May 05, 2023

Friday May 05, 2023

The Lost Sons (the Paul Fronczak story), interview with Lorraine Dusky (author and journalist); Ohio Adoption Grant, Netherlands discontinues international adoption with U.S., Swatting in Ohio 3rd degree felony, 
World Affair this weekend
Swatting in Ohio
The Lost Sons (the Paul Fronczak story)
The Netherlands discontinued doing adoption business with the U.S.,Netherlands%20Halts%20Adoptions%20From%20Abroad%20After%20Exposing%20Past%20Abuses,and%20government%20complicity%20until%201998.
Hole in my Heart (Lorraine Dusky)
Ohio Adoption Grant Program
The Adoption Files

Jesus Babies

Friday Apr 28, 2023

Friday Apr 28, 2023

One woman rock-n-roll show; being adopted at The World Affair; telling my mom I wanted to search for my birth mom; the B.I.T.E. model of authoritarian control; what the heck are Jesus Babies? Family preservation
Show Notes:
Trans Am by Lisa Stephen Friday:
World Affair
B.I.T.E. Model
Jesus Babies (alternatives to adoption that support family preservation):
Informal temporary caregiver of mother and child
Power of Attorney to Grandparents or others
Legal Custody to Kin or Fictive Kin
Kinship Adoption

Adoption is a Little Bit Culty

Tuesday Apr 18, 2023

Tuesday Apr 18, 2023

Crazy Ohio weather; new Ohio phone law; the B.I.T.E. model as it relates to cults and adoption; National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL); educating about opening sealed original birth certificates of adoptees; Indian Child Welfare Act
The Adoption Files podcast with Ande Stanley and Lynn Grubb:
A Little Bit Culty podcast:
The B.I.T.E. Model:
This Land podcast (updates on ICWA)
Books mentioned: 
Sandy White Hawk:
Gabrielle Glaser:
National Conference of State Legislatures (Indianapolis 2023)
Right to Know:

Monday Apr 10, 2023

Post-conference thoughts; Ohio politics (reproductive rights and death penalty); CASA guardian ad litem; working in law; adoption themed musical in the works; Easter lunch with Weezy and her high heels.
For the Record, a new musical in production:
Ohio ballot issues:
Lynn's blog about her reproductive journey:
A story about Lynn's 91-yr old mom:
Rachel Coyle: How Things Work at the Statehouse:

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