The Adoption Experience

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

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Episodes

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/
 
 
 

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:
https://adopteerightslaw.com/adoptee-citizenship-act-status/
OhioKAN (help with kinship and adoption resources)
https://ohiokan.jfs.ohio.gov/our-program/
Ohio Justice Bus:
https://www.ohiolegalhelp.org/blog-5-25-2021-ohio-justice-bus
Family Search (Rootstech Genealogy Conference):
https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/
 
 

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:
https://www.adoptionbirthmothers.com/us-adoptees-have-trouble-getting-passports-due-to-sealed-records-law/
Interview at The Adoption Files with Lorraine Dusky, author of "Hole in my Heart:"
https://open.spotify.com/episode/76vrspm8FcEkDZfyvxDCz7?si=24Z6P-ABRM-_iMbSWTIFUA
 
Research about mother's and daughter's age of menopause:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9243205/
 BUY YOURSELF FLOWERS, LADIES!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7KNmW9a75Y&ab_channel=MileyCyrusVEVO
 
 
 
 

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
https://governor.ohio.gov/media/news-and-media/governor-signs-executive-order-to-launch-adoption-grant-program-04072023
Swatting in Ohio
https://www.police1.com/legal/articles/swatting-now-a-felony-under-ohio-governors-new-law-7WgkegICV0SQoexk/
The Lost Sons (the Paul Fronczak story) 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14030624/
The Netherlands discontinued doing adoption business with the U.S.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/world/europe/netherlands-international-adoptions.html#:~:text=the%20main%20story-,Netherlands%20Halts%20Adoptions%20From%20Abroad%20After%20Exposing%20Past%20Abuses,and%20government%20complicity%20until%201998.
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/Intercountry-Adoption-News/the-netherlands--closed-intercountry-adoptions-between-the-nethe.html
Hole in my Heart (Lorraine Dusky)
https://www.amazon.com/Hole-My-Heart-Fault-Adoption-dp-1951479793/dp/1951479793/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
Ohio Adoption Grant Program
https://fosterandadopt.jfs.ohio.gov/adoption/grant
The Adoption Files
https://open.spotify.com/show/68DXjPUypeImBmFZr9OOpo
 
 

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:
https://www.transamshow.com/press
World Affair
https://www.aworldafair.org/
B.I.T.E. Model
https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-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:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2KFmco76gY9iGisxCBFChR?si=JLcCNk7OSZGCCSJnrwpxMg
A Little Bit Culty podcast:
https://alittlebitculty.com/
The B.I.T.E. Model:
https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/
This Land podcast (updates on ICWA)
https://crooked.com/podcast/this-land-episode-1-the-case/
Books mentioned: 
Sandy White Hawk:
https://shop.mnhs.org/products/a-child-of-the-indian-race
Gabrielle Glaser:
https://www.amazon.com/American-Baby-Mother-History-Adoption/dp/0735224684
National Conference of State Legislatures (Indianapolis 2023)
https://www.ncsl.org/
Right to Know:
https://righttoknow.us/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
SHOW NOTES:
https://untanglingourroots.org/
For the Record, a new musical in production:
https://www.ftrmusical.com/
Ohio ballot issues:
https://www.ohiosos.gov/legislation-and-ballot-issues/ballot-board/
Lynn's blog about her reproductive journey:
https://noapologiesforbeingme.blogspot.com/2022/07/adopted-and-pro-choice-reproductive.html
A story about Lynn's 91-yr old mom:
https://www.facebook.com/lynn.grubb/posts/pfbid02xBKCzGM9YKQUqVwDZFKRiT2BWzVk1SiGZj9xUnSzTirjHg47q5ZyfBywiX19f3irl
Rachel Coyle: How Things Work at the Statehouse:
https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML6J35ZXTZQQT/checkout/YB4FGW6A53NJ5RFANQLOYCUL

Afterword

Friday Jul 22, 2022

Friday Jul 22, 2022

The Adoption Experience Trailer

Thursday May 05, 2022

Thursday May 05, 2022

Monday Apr 11, 2022

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