Quiver Full Adoptions is a nonprofit adoption agency located in Greenville SC, who has built a loyal following of both followers and friends who are passionate about all things adoption—ethics, education, and stories. Listeners subscribe to Quiver Full Adoptions for the latest in adoption and stories from the adoption triad.The purpose of this podcast is to serve and educate adoptive families before, throughout and after their adoption. This podcast is hosted by Casey Brown and Elizabeth Bordeaux, the Co-Founders of Quiver Full Adoptions, Inc.
Hannah lives in Chicago, but is a desert girl at heart, with her husband, twin girls, Ezra + Olive. She loves queso dip a little too much. A photographer, designer, and creative, Hannah is passionate about adoption and through her own adoption process, she found her "people". She started Kindred + Co to form a community and give others something she desperately wishes she had going through the adoption process. Kindred + Co. is a brave community that lifts up all voices in the adoption triad.
Elena Svetlana Hall is a proud alumni of Baylor University and working on her Master’s degree in Social Work at UTA. Her passion for adoption advocacy stems from her faith and family and her own personal story of adoption. Those who know her best know that she talks very fast and loves ice cream, singing, dancing, white rice, spending time with friends and family, and all the gluten things. But please keep cilantro far away.
Lanaya & her husband have the privilege of parenting two beautiful girls who joined their family through international adoption. Adoption makes their family a whole lot more beautiful, and brings unique challenges to the table. This has driven her pursuit of adoption education, from adoptee and birth parent voices, which she seeks to elevate in the adoption community. Through her blog and book reviews, Lanaya shares her love of books as tools for creating dialogue about the complexities of adoption.
McCall Aldridge is the lead storyteller at Fund The Nations and is an adoptive mom! McCall and her husband fundraised about 90% of their international adoption through selling t-shirts. Whoa! What?! What did they do and how did they do it? We can’t wait to listen to McCall tell her story and share with us some of the do’s and don’ts of t-shirt fundraising.
Amy is the founder of @toddleradoption ! Amy and husband Charlie adopted their daughter Lee as a toddler and have learned so much since adopting outside of their race and raising their black daughter. Amy shares with us her perspective as well as more on the idea that telling our children their adoption story isn’t about telling them in one specific moment but through an evolving conversation.
Kelsey Vander Vliet is a birthmom to her son, Graham, who she placed for adoption three years ago. Kelsey is an adoption paralegal, is set to attend law school in Fall of 2019, and currently lives in California! Kelsey is passionate about all things adoption, in particular ethical adoptions and educating adoptive parents on how to be considerate of their child’s first family!
In today's episode we are chatting with Carly Levingston, adoptive mom and founder of the Heart Grown Box. We are excited to hear about Carly’s story, the purpose behind Heart Grown Box, and how adoption has impacted her family.
Today we are chatting with Brett Furst, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, currently completing his doctorate. Brett works at PACE recovery as a primary therapist, and has done so for almost 3 years now. He currently lives in California with his wife and 3 year old daughter. Brett is an adult adoptee and we are discussing addiction and the impact of adoption on the teen and adolescent years as well as nature versus nurture.
Today we are chatting with Macie Perreault, founder of Adopt Well, an online education community for adoptive families. Macie lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband Greg, her sons Porter & Judah, and their daughter Brighton. She is an adoptive mama and is passionate about preparing other families to adopt well, not just during their adoption, but after. Today we are going to hear a little about her story that led her to adoption and as well as the heart behind Adopt Well!
In today's episode we are chatting with Mallory Fogas. Mallory is an adult adoptee, partial adoptee as she terms it, and is the founder of Arrow & Root, a profile design company built to serve hopeful adoptive parents! She lives in Georgia with her hubby Josh and their son, Grey! She has five adopted siblings who all rock an extra chromosome!
In today's episode we are chatting with Emily Belknap. Emily Belknap is the owner of Bridgepointe Therapy, specializing in therapy for children, adolescents and parents in adoptive and foster families, and therapy for children and teens to address anxiety, depression, grief/loss, post-traumatic stress and family conflict.
In today's episode we are chatting with Ashley Mitchell. Ashley Mitchell is the founder of Lifetime Healing, LLC, a post placement care network for women after they have placed their child for adoption. Ashley is a birthmom of 12.5 years and is still learning to navigate life as a birthmom! She lives in Utah with her husband and two children and is active in the adoption community, raising awareness that lifetime counseling should not be a luxury, it should be the standard!