The Adoption Connection

If you're an adoptive mom looking for hope, practical tools, and friends who understand, this podcast is for you! Between the two of us, we represent all three parts of the adoption triad. We've been around the block a couple times with kids by birth, adoption, and foster care. And lived to tell about it. Don't worry. We get it. And we're here for you. Gain confidence in your parenting and hope for your family's future.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 37m. Bisher sind 38 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 21 hours 28 minutes


#154: Live Q&A with birth mom, Lisa Qualls

Last month in The Village, we hosted "Ask Lisa Anything About Being an Birth Mom." Listen in as we chatted about how to navigate birth parent relationships with our kids. Click here to download a transcript for this episode.



#153: Live Q&A with adoptee, Melissa Corkum

Last month in The Village, we hosted "Ask Melissa Anything About Being an Adoptee." Listen in to the conversation as she answers questions about privacy, raging as a child, and more. Click here to download a transcript for this episode.



#152: A Birth Mother’s Secret with Dr. Zoe Shaw

When Zoe's parents found out she was pregnant, she was hidden away in a home for unwed mother's. In this week's episode, Dr. Zoe Shaw vulnerably shares her experience as a pregnant teen. She gracefully shares shocking truths about how she was deceived ...



#151: Brainspotting for Adoptive Families with Brooke Randolph, LMHC

As adoptive parents ourselves, we're always looking for tools and therapies that may help our children heal. This week Lisa sat down with therapist and author, Brooke Randolph, to talk about Brainspotting. This gentle,


 2021-10-26  43m

#150: [Mentor Moment] What if I don’t like my child?

  Mentor Moments give you a chance to join the conversation as we answer a listener question. These episodes guarantee we're providing the most helpful tools and resources for exactly where you are. This week's question is:


 2021-10-19  8m

#149: DBT for Children with Early Adversity with Carol Lozier, LCSW

It's a myth that all "behavioral therapy" is inappropriate for child with early adversity. Carol Lozier, LCSW joins us this week to talk about how DBT-C can be used alongside connected parenting to help our kids fill gaps in the regulation skills.


 2021-10-12  38m

#148: What Teen Adoptees Need with adoptee Sara Odicio

Sara Odicio was adopted from an orphanage in China when she was a year old. As a Licensed Social Worker, she loves supporting adopted teens and their families. Her passion for teen adoptees grew even more as she was personally challenged to engage with...


 2021-10-05  52m

#147: From Foster Child to TBRI Practitioner with Trent Taylor

Trent traveled a horrific journey through the foster care system until he was adopted at the age of 9. After healing from his traumatic past, Trent, who is now 20, shares his inspiring story of triumph in order to provide hope and healing for others.


 2021-09-28  36m

#146: What Adoptive Dads Need with Greg Lombard Rea

Greg Lombard Rea, M.Div, is an adoptive and bio dad, former pastor, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, and a Post Adoption Support Specialist. Greg has been providing post-adoption support for families for a number of years.


 2021-09-21  39m

#145: Neurofeedback at Home with Olga Ward

We love bringing you lots of options for resources that might help make life better or easier. This week, we're talking to Olga Ward about NeurOptimal neurofeedback, a system that is simple enough to be used at home.


 2021-09-14  35m