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Ethical and Conscious Adoption with Astrid Castro - Ep 90

Unraveling Adoption

Release Date: 04/24/2023

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In this week’s Unraveling Adoption podcast, Beth talks with Astrid Castro, Founder and CEO of Adoption Mosaic. She’s a transracial intercountry adoptee, coming from Colombia at the age of 4 along with her older sister. She has been in reunion with her birth family since 2012. Her organization, Adoption Mosaic, creates a strong community of people who can envision a new future of ethical and conscious adoption. Adoption Mosaic provides adoptee-centered courses, speakers, and consultation services to teach adoption competency to anyone in the adoption constellation and beyond.

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TIME STAMPS

  2:55 Astrid’s adoption story

  7:07 How common is it to get pregnant after adopting?

  9:40 Growing up in the US as a transracial adoptee, lacking language to speak about adoption  

14:40 How supportive are Astrid’s adoptive parents?

15:07 The need for more education for hopeful and new adoptive parents

22:08 Astrid’s shocking story of how she became available for adoption through the black market, and the impact of losing her language

37:03 Astrid’s reunion with her first mother

40:26 Astrid’s adoptive parents’ reaction to unethical adoption details that were discovered in reunion

43:15 Adoption Mosaic’s training offerings for adoptive parents

52:49 Adoption is an ongoing process for the rest of your life, not a one-time event