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The Best Adoption Advice from 10 Adoption Thought Leaders

Let’s Start with Gratitude

Episode 209 wraps up the second season of Adoption: The Long View. We continue to reach more and more adoptive parents who take the long view of parenting by adoption. Word is out that this podcast is full of information that helps potential adoptive parents and already adoptive parents become more comfortable and effective at the more challenging parts of adoptive parenting.

So THANK YOU, listeners, for tuning in. THANK YOU, agencies who share this podcast with your clients. THANK YOU adoption support groups who discuss our topics together. A big THANK YOU to for meeting people early in their adoptive parenting journey. THANK YOU all for sharing and engaging. Every time you Like, Share, or Rate this podcast on your preferred platform, it helps us reach and help more people.

I’m also grateful for the 10 amazing guests who talked with me during Season 2, a remarkable group made up of 2 adoptees, 2 birth parents, 2 adoptive parents, 1 investigative journalist, 1 CEO, 2 parent coaches, 2 therapists, and some in double positions (don’t even try with the math).

You are going to love this listener’s digest of short audio clips, with each guest responding to the questions: What does it take to adopt well? And to adoptive-parent well?

Best Adoption Advice of Season 2: Ten Guests on the Long View of Adoption

If you’ve been following along, you know that my guests and I talk about a provocative topic that’s sure to come up along our parenting journeys. Guests share brilliant nuggets of wisdom with me, and before we know it our time is up and we are at the final questions.

In Episode 209 you get the digest, the down and dirty clips of each guest’s best adoption advice. You may be surprised with some of the commonalities, and intrigued by the unique wisdom brought to the table by each guest. We have a transcript available so you can easily find any episode you’d like to refer back to.

Show Notes from the Season 2’s Best Adoption Advice

Click on the name to go to the guest’s own site. Click on the episode number for that guest’s full interview.

Prefer to read? Here’s a transcript (but listening is so much better).

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We’ll Be Back Soon!

We’re taking a brief hiatus as we prepare for Season 3, premiering Februray 4, 2022. Click the subscribe button wherever you get your podcasts so you know when we release new episodes. And please, do share with others who may benefit.

Until then, listen to adoptee voices, do your own work, get comfortable with complexity and discomfort, and seek to always be a safe space for your child to have their feelings.

And may you meet everything on your road ahead with confidence, capability, and compassion.

Lori Holden, mom of a young adult daughter and a young adult son, writes from Denver. She was honored as an Angel in Adoption® by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Find Lori’s books on her Amazon Author page, and catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.

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