What happens at the U.S. and Mexico border is complex and highly debated. But no matter your opinion it doesn't change the fact that there are vulnerable women and children living there that need help. Our guest today, Alma Ruth has fully embraced that call and is using her time and resources to support the people living in these desperate circumstances. Alma’s story and experiences will open your eyes and challenge your heart.
Susan Harness faced many complexities and challenges growing up as an American Indian transracial adoptee in the 1960’s and 70’s. From years of experiencing racism, poor U.S. policies, an abusive father, and a journey to meet her mother, Susan has become gracious and an important voice for the adoptee community.
If there is anyone out there who has advice to give it is author, TBRI Practitioner, and certified Enneagram coach Lisa Qualls. She carries with her the wisdom that comes with being a mother to 12 through birth, adoption, and foster care. But she is also well acquainted with the deep pain that accompanies being a birth mom and losing another child to unexpected tragedy. Lisa is a calm and encouraging presence for anyone who is looking for hope.
Dec 16, 2020
When acclaimed author Nefertiti Austin started her journey of parenting, she bravely chose a challenging path. Being a single, black, adoptive mom was not easy but the lessons she learned were invaluable. Nefertiti shares the importance of community and finding support as well as her desire for parents everywhere to connect with one another despite their different cultures and experiences.
Dec 9, 2020
84. How the Fashion World is Connected to the Orphan Crisis with Parker Clay Founders Ian and Brittany Bently
When Ian and Brittany Bently adopted from Ethiopia, they had no idea that they would soon return to start a leather products company called Parker Clay. Through it they are empowering locals, keeping families together, and showing all of us that what we buy affects children around the world.
Dec 2, 2020
We all have predisposed ideas about adoption, especially around birth moms and placement. But what if the narrative you have isn't the whole truth? Our guest Ashley Mitchell, who is a birth mom herself, will quite possibly change everything you thought you knew, and we promise you will be better for it. She has wisdom for not just birth moms, but for adoptive parents, adult adoptees, and for anyone willing to listen. If you know anyone thinking about adoption this podcast is a must listen.
Nov 25, 2020
Monica was adopted out of foster care at the age of 5 and now she plays a vital role in her family. Monica has been a foster sister to over 300 hundred kids. She has been able to show each child coming through their home that she understands what they are going through and that she is always going to be there for them.
Nov 17, 2020
It's been almost four years since we had the privilege of telling the powerful story of a birth mom and adoptive family. This film has been viewed almost 2 million times and has impacted thousands of lives, but there is more to this story. Four years later so much has changed and there is still so much to learn.
Nov 10, 2020
Patty, her sister Angelica, and their two other siblings didn't want to be adopted out of foster care. But faced with a difficult choice that could separate the group, they decided that permanently joining another family was the best option. Patty and Angelica share their struggles, their joys, and how healing is possible even in the face of really difficult circumstances.
Nov 3, 2020
After becoming an adoptive mom to black children, Gina Fimbel began to recognize that some things needed to change if she wanted her children to have the best chance at thriving in her family. Through friendships, education, and working with Be The Bridge, Gina has become a part of a movement of racial reconciliation that includes amplifying transracial adoptee voices. In a conversation that can often feel overwhelming, Gina's story and wisdom offers space to take this journey one step at time.
Oct 23, 2020