Ashley Mitchell is in the Adoption Podcast House

Thanks to all of you who have subscribed to my new podcast, Adoption: The Long View. I so appreciate your feedback and comments and support. Keep ’em coming.

It’s a joy and a privilege to talk with people who are eager to explore the complexities of adoption and share their unique thoughts and perspectives.

Episode 102: Ashley Mitchell

This is why I’m so excited to unveil podcast episode 102. Joining me to talk about adoption from a birth mother perspective is Big Tough Girl Ashley Mitchell.

Anyone who knows Ashley knows she is a force. Ashley is founder of both and the Lifetime Healing Foundation, as well as a HUGE advocate for ethics in adoption. She is fearless in “going there” for the tough conversations. In this podcast, Ashley speaks candidly about how her open adoption went from zero to 100 as she rose from her own ashes.

But Ashley’s work isn’t just about Ashley and her son and his parents. It’s about healing. Specifically, healing for moms who have placed. Ashley also works with adopting and adoptive parents in helping them to better understand the wider adoption experience, and in exploring what policies and practices do and don’t benefit the adopted person at the center.

You’ll want to hear Ashley’s best piece of advice for adoptive parents and why she thinks more and better adoption education is crucial for the parents on both sides of placement.

Prefer to read? Here’s a transcript.

Show Notes from the Ashley Mitchell Episode

Instagram: @bigtoughgirl and @lifetimehealingfoundation
Co-Host @twistedsisterhoodpodcast
Ashley on adoption ethics: The fine line between adoption and trafficking

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Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a young adult daughter, writes from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life. Catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.

Lori was honored as an Angel in Adoption® in 2018 by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

8 thoughts on “Ashley Mitchell is in the Adoption Podcast House”

  1. Hi Lori,
    I just finished listening to the first two episodes of the Podcast, and I just want to commend you on your excellent work and thank you, especially, for including Ashley so early in your episode list.

    1. I’m so glad you are finding these worthwhile, Candace. I certainly am having a great time talking with these wonderful guests! Can’t wait for you to see who else is coming up 🙂

  2. Oooh, I’m excited for episode two! I have to figure out how to get my podcasts up in my car so I have more listening time. I’ve enjoyed learning about Ashley Mitchell. I also really enjoyed your first episode, it was lovely to hear your voice! You are so warm and calming.

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