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Happy Enough Holidays - November 14, 2023

Unraveling Adoption

Release Date: 11/06/2023

A Disappeared Adoptee Reunites with Revolutionary Roots - with Nelson de Witt - Ep 133 show art A Disappeared Adoptee Reunites with Revolutionary Roots - with Nelson de Witt - Ep 133

Unraveling Adoption

My adoptive father talked about it as my birthright to go back to Central America. I really like that framing. So I think that was part of the reason why they let me go on so many trips and that was such a wonderful experience. - Nelson de Witt Discover the shocking truth about Nelson de Witt's journey to uncover his past after being adopted from Central America. His story is a heart-wrenching tale of forced disappearances, political strife, and the courage to face the truth. Nelson's experiences will leave you in awe and disbelief as he navigates the complexities of adoption and the impact...

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Perspectives from a Former Foster Youth and Adoptive Parent with Alicia Murray - Ep 132 show art Perspectives from a Former Foster Youth and Adoptive Parent with Alicia Murray - Ep 132

Unraveling Adoption

Love is an action. It's not always pink and it's not always red. Sometimes it gets black, sometimes it gets blue. But love is an action. - Alicia Murray In this episode, you will be able to: Explore the challenges of foster care and adoption journeys. Discover the profound importance of sibling connections in adoption. Embrace the value of openness in adoption and birth family connections. Find out how to provide essential post-adoption services and support. Uncover the challenges and realities of adopting older children. My special guest is Alicia Murray Our guest, Alicia Murray,...

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A Twice-Adopted Person’s Path Toward Wholeness with Julian Washio-Collette - Ep 131 show art A Twice-Adopted Person’s Path Toward Wholeness with Julian Washio-Collette - Ep 131

Unraveling Adoption

"I started meditating a lot, and eventually doing retreats, eventually going to monasteries, spending some time in a Zen Buddhist meditation center. So, yeah, I think that's kind of where I took my pain, my anguish, my existential questions, and I think there's some ambiguity there. I think there's also a kind of escapism, because I didn't know how to connect with the world or address questions that other people my age were addressing. Like livelihood, relationships, family. I just sat on a cushion." - Julian Washio Collette Can you imagine the weight of not belonging and carrying the trauma...

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Breaking Free: Reclaiming Identity as an Intercountry Adoptee with Sariah Baker - Ep 130 show art Breaking Free: Reclaiming Identity as an Intercountry Adoptee with Sariah Baker - Ep 130

Unraveling Adoption

“I think for adoptees, my biggest advice for them is to ask if you need something. Whether it be therapy, whether it's understanding your story, whether it's being able to know your identity, ask. And if they don't want to tell you, keep asking.” -- Sariah Baker In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the profound influence of adoption trauma on self-identity and self-worth. Discover the unique struggles and triumphs faced by intercountry adoptees in the LGBTQ+ community. Recognize the pivotal role adoptive parents play in supporting the unique needs and experiences of...

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Helping Adoptees Heal from Addiction's Grasp With David Bohl - Ep 129 show art Helping Adoptees Heal from Addiction's Grasp With David Bohl - Ep 129

Unraveling Adoption

"Change can happen incrementally, and oftentimes it's better that it does. We've heard the cliche 'trust the process.' Oftentimes the process is the most important thing." - David Bohl Join relinquishee/adoptee recovery coach David Bohl as he confronts the paradox of finding trust and healing in the intersection of adoption and addiction. He guides individuals towards healthy coping mechanisms and support in the face of deep-rooted trauma. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the possible impacts of adoption trauma on mental health and addiction. Embrace TRUST as a key...

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Podcasting to Elevate Adoptee Voices with Sarah Reinhardt and Louise Browne - Ep 128 show art Podcasting to Elevate Adoptee Voices with Sarah Reinhardt and Louise Browne - Ep 128

Unraveling Adoption

"Adoptive parents, go do your own work. It's kind of a natural birthright to know who you are." - Louise Browne Adoptive parents and allies: Do you want to better understand and support your adoptive child's experiences? Our guests, adoptees Sarah Reinhardt and Louise Browne, will be sharing valuable insights and guidance on how to gain a deeper understanding and provide the support that adoptees need to thrive. By listening to their stories - and other adoptees' stories they share on their Adoption: The Making of Me podcast episodes - you can gain a deeper understanding and provide the...

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Joe's Healing Journey, Continued - Ep 127 show art Joe's Healing Journey, Continued - Ep 127

Unraveling Adoption

"Today really is the solidified decision is that I'm going to quit marijuana for...not forever, but for one day at a time. That's how people should look at it. You don't have to, but that's how I'm looking at it, to keep myself afloat." -- Joe Nakao Unraveling Adoption's co-creator Joe Nakao catches us up on his journey to achieve personal growth and to heal his cannabis addiction, seeking support and understanding along the way. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the derailing effect of cannabis addiction Unravel the impact of genetic factors on adoptive individuals'...

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Is It Even Possible to Do Transracial Adoption Well? with Katie Wynen - Ep 126 show art Is It Even Possible to Do Transracial Adoption Well? with Katie Wynen - Ep 126

Unraveling Adoption

“If you, as the white adoptive parent, are comfortable, you're not doing it right. Because your kid is uncomfortable.” - Katie Wynen Are you touched by transracial adoption? Or do you know any adoptees who were adopted transracially? How do you personally frame transracial adoption? Some common rationalizations include the belief that love is enough, that colorblindness is the solution, and that children will assimilate easily into their new culture. But this episode will challenge those cultural norms which are based on white privilege. Stay tuned as our guest, transracial adoptee and...

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A Natural Father Fighting the Adoption Machine with Paul Fiscus - Ep 125 show art A Natural Father Fighting the Adoption Machine with Paul Fiscus - Ep 125

Unraveling Adoption

"Adoption is about finding homes for babies, not about finding babies for families." -- Paul Fiscus Do you want to see an increase in awareness and advocacy for natural fathers? Join me in listening to Paul Fiscus' plea for greater support and recognition for natural fathers. He hasn't seen his 5-year-old daughter Eliza since she was an infant. Through our discussion, you will learn actionable steps to raise awareness and advocate for the rights of natural fathers. Together, we can make a difference and bring about positive change for fathers fighting for their right to parent. In this...

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Supporting Adopted Youth with Meggin (Nam) Holtz - Ep 124 show art Supporting Adopted Youth with Meggin (Nam) Holtz - Ep 124

Unraveling Adoption

Take the initiative to learn from all the resources that are out there. Recognize the importance of doing so for the benefit of adopted youth. - Meggin (Nam) Holtz If you're interested in supporting adopted youth in your family or community, then we have inspiration for you in today's episode! You may be trying to provide a loving and understanding environment, but still seeing your child struggle with feelings of not belonging. If you're feeling like your efforts to connect with an adopted youth in your life are falling short, then you are not alone! It's common to feel frustrated and...

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