The Adoption Experience

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

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Episodes

Sunday May 12, 2024

I was excited to spend time with Kristi on Mother's Day discussing our shared experiences surrounding our narcissistic adoptive mothers.  We cover how the adoption industry is a breeding ground for narcissism, how a therapist helped Kristi understand narcissism, going No Contact with her enmeshing narcissistic adoptive mother, and what modalities of healing have helped her heal and cope with what she refers to as a "life sentence." Disclaimer:  Only a qualified mental health professional can diagnose Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  This podcast and the series related to narcissism is based on the adopted adult determining that his/her parent has a narcissistic personality style.  It is understood that not all adoptive parents are narcissistic, or even that most are. Comments for Kristi or Lynn can be sent to theadoptedgenealogist@gmail.com Writing process https://courses.crappychildhoodfairy.com/login Dr. Ramani’s new book, “It’s Not You!” https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/710202/its-not-you-by-ramani-durvasula-phd/
Photo credit: debyemm

Saturday May 11, 2024

Having a narcissistic family system and being adopted is a double whammy. Double whammy: a twofold blow or setback Photo: my daughter and me Book recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/But-Its-Your-Family-Aftermath/dp/1642790990
 
Beat Your Genes Episode that discusses Behavior Genetics, the twin and adoption studies and Three Identical Strangers:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bog9_7gMP5s&t=2289s&ab_channel=BeatYourGenesPodcast
 
Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are:
https://www.amazon.com/Blueprint-How-DNA-Makes-Press/dp/0262039168
 
 

Friday May 10, 2024

Ideas for low contact with your narcissistic adoptive mother.
 
Lynn's blog mentioned in episode:
 
https://noapologiesforbeingme.blogspot.com/2024/04/the-walls-dont-talk-adventures-in.html

Thursday May 09, 2024

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Introduction to a new series I am discussing on Narcissistic Adoptive Mothers.
Book recommendation: “It’s Not You!”
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/710202/its-not-you-by-ramani-durvasula-phd/

Sunday Mar 03, 2024


ASAC conference:
https://www.adoptionandculture.org/conference
Untangling Our Roots:
https://righttoknow.us/communityevent/untangling-our-roots-summit-2024/
Operation Fog Lift:
https://open.substack.com/pub/therealadopteamoxie/p/adoption-new-york-city-fieriness?r=1pbwya&utm_medium=ios
Relinquished book:
https://www.relinquishedbook.com/
Adoption Unfiltered book:
https://adoptionunfiltered.com/
The Last Daughter movie trailer:
https://youtu.be/VApJQrN7hN0?si=kpVDMq_c42CAdb3Z
The Last Daughter book:
https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/the-last-daughter
Black Cake (Hulu) trailer:
https://youtu.be/aHEF2D8yMes?si=p7OyvW9RwbZevdrt
Lifemark movie:
https://lifemarkmovie.com/
Little Bird (Amazon Prime):
https://www.amazon.com/Little-Bird-Season-1/dp/B0CJK3KYYN
Simon Benn Facebook Poll:
https://www.facebook.com/share/p/TtedicYg56DWeWNh/?mibextid=WC7FNe
Conceiving Christian America (Embryo Adoption):
Book:
https://nyupress.org/9781479818594/conceiving-christian-america
Intro podcast with Ande at The Adoption Files:
https://theadoptionfilescom.wordpress.com/2024/02/25/conceiving-christian-america-introducing-a-new-series-on-snowflake-adoption/
Have an event you want discussed? Email Lynn @theadoptedgenealogist@gmail.com

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:
https://naapunited.org/adoption-happy-hour
Preorder the book: "Relinquished:  The Politics of Adoption and the Privilege of American Motherhood." 
https://www.amazon.com/Relinquished-Politics-Adoption-Privilege-Motherhood/dp/1250286778/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2A50CHXAVR2JZ&keywords=relinquished%3A+The+politics+of+adoption&qid=1699013928&s=books&sprefix=relinquished+the+politics+of+adoption%2Cstripbooks%2C74&sr=1-1
Celia Center adoption conference:
https://celia-center-adoption-constellation.mn.co/plans/339536?bundle_token=9059baf90d541a7b894e633227303955&utm_source=manual%20noopener
Real ID Debaucle:
https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/the-burning-question-will-the-government-finally-decide/id1598023322?i=1000633287479
Adoptee Remembrance Day Virtual Candlelight Vigil (10/30/23)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uun76F2JQpE&ab_channel=UnravelingAdoption-podcastandotherresources
 
 

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:
https://savingoursistersadoption.org/saving-our-sisters-about-us/boardofdirectors/
Family Preservation Project (Where Moms and Resources Meet):
https://thefamilypreservationproject.com/
 
 
 
 

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Pressure on UK government for formal apology re forced adoption:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/may/09/victims-of-forced-adoption-step-up-pressure-for-uk-government-apology
Adoption Trends (why a decline in adoption?)
Intersection of coercive control, the troubled teen industry (TTI) and adoption.  More on TTI here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFLaEnQ2Dp0&ab_channel=60MinutesAustralia
H.R. 1475 - Hospital Adoption Education Act:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/1475/text
NAAP Happy hour replay of Friday 6.2.23 Zoom presentation of "All You Have is Love":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_G1yXypDcI&t=889s&ab_channel=NationalAssociationofAdoptees%26Parents
Trailer of the documentary here (pledge a donation!):
https://seedandspark.com/fund/allyouhaveislove#story
 
 
 
 
 

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onyzHGYKXOo&t=64s&ab_channel=AdoptionNetCle
When God Calls You to Adopt (by The Real Adoptee Moxie)
https://open.substack.com/pub/therealadopteamoxie/p/when-god-calls-you-to-adopt?utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
The Kamiyah Mobley story:
https://www.hulu.com/series/beyond-the-headlines-the-kamiyah-mobley-story-with-robin-roberts-dd7e8f8f-7b48-4171-bdda-702251449f36
Link to my blog:
https://noapologiesforbeingme.blogspot.com/
 
 
 

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