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Inside Transracial Adoption

  • Code Switching – Navigating Through Two Cultures

    9 MAG 2024 · EPISODE 05: Isaac and Julie highlight the term "Code-Switching," discussing what it is and how Isaac and his family have navigated it through the different spaces in his life. Code-Switching is seen to show up in transracial adoption situations, especially with an adoptee trying to find their place within their own culture. Isaac and Julie discuss how embracing Code-Switching has brought a sense of community and home for Isaac as he sought his place in Black spaces. From embarrassing stories and misunderstandings between them, Julie and Isaac reflect on how code-switching has opened up meaning and a strong connection, particularly in how it has brought them closer together.
    31 min. 21 sec.
  • GOTCHA – The Ups, Downs, Emotions, and Controversy of Adoption Days

    11 APR 2024 · Isaac and Julie delve into the nuanced world of adoption days, shedding light on their personal experiences, the mixed emotions they evoke, and the surrounding controversy, especially regarding the term "Gotcha Day." Through reflections on their recent participation in the Barker Adoption Foundation Conference and the complexities of marking adoption anniversaries, they explore the varied reactions and feelings within the adoptive community.  From the joy of finding connection and understanding at adoption-focused events to the deeper contemplations of identity, belonging, and family dynamics, this episode navigates the sensitive landscapes of celebration, grief, and everything in between. Engaging, enlightening, and always encouraging, Isaac and Julie invite listeners into their journey, offering insights into the evolving nature of adoptive family relationships and the significance of these pivotal moments.
    31 min. 5 sec.
  • Understanding Attachment: A Family's Journey Through Adoption

    14 MAR 2024 · In this powerful episode of "Inside Transracial Adoption," we delve into the heart of adoptive family life by exploring the crucial theme of attachment. Through open and honest dialogue, we hear firsthand how a family navigates the complexities of forming deep emotional bonds in a transracial adoptive context. From initial challenges to transformative moments of connection, this episode offers an intimate look at the struggles and successes of building attachment in an adoptive family. With reflections on personal growth, identity, and the nuances of open adoption, listeners will gain profound insights into the dynamics of love, acceptance, and the enduring bonds that define what it means to be a family.  Join us as we uncover the intricate process of fostering attachment and its impact on both parents and children during the adoption journey.
    41 min. 22 sec.
  • What They Don't Tell You: Unveiling the Complex Journey of Adoption

    8 FEB 2024 · Isaac and Julie dive into the unspoken realities of adoption, from the initial excitement and complex decisions to the emotional rollercoaster that follows. They discuss the difficult forms that prospective adoptive parents must fill out, the minimal training provided, and the intense process of integrating an adoptive child into their new family and community. With honesty and vulnerability, they shed light on the challenges of navigating racial identity, attachment issues, and societal perceptions, offering a candid look at the aspects of adoption that often go unnoticed. Join them as they reflect on their journey, sharing valuable insights for those on a similar path.
    47 min. 2 sec.
  • Our Story: The Heartfelt Journey of Adoption, Love, and Family

    8 FEB 2024 · E01: In this profoundly intimate episode of "Inside Transracial Adoption," Isaac and Julie delve into the origins of their family, tracing the path from heartache to fulfillment. Through stories of miscarriages, the decision to adopt, and the unique journey that led Isaac to their home, they explore the complexities and joys of building a family beyond biological ties. This episode offers a raw look into the emotional landscape of adoption, the challenges and triumphs of transracial family dynamics, and the enduring strength of love as a foundation for family. Join them as they share insights and reflections on identity, belonging, and the transformative power of adoption.
    29 min. 20 sec.
  • Inside Transracial Adoption: A Mother & Son's Journey Through Identity and Love

    5 FEB 2024 · Isaac and Julie share their deeply personal experiences with transracial adoption, exploring the complex tapestry of love, loss, and identity. From the challenges of interracial adoption criticized by society to the unique bond that pain and loss have fostered between them, they open up about the realities that have shaped their lives. This podcast peels back the layers of what it means to be a family built not from birth, but from love and understanding, offering listeners a window into the resilience and profound connection of an adoptive mother and son.
    1 min. 24 sec.

Isaac and Julie share their deeply personal experiences with transracial adoption, exploring the complex tapestry of love, loss, and identity. From the challenges of interracial adoption criticized by society to...

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Isaac and Julie share their deeply personal experiences with transracial adoption, exploring the complex tapestry of love, loss, and identity.

From the challenges of interracial adoption criticized by society to the unique bond that pain and loss have fostered between them, they open up about the realities that have shaped their lives. This podcast peels back the layers of what it means to be a family built not from birth, but from love and understanding, offering listeners a window into the resilience and profound connection of an adoptive mother and son.
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