Our adoption experience has put us on a humbling learning path when it comes to parenting. I benefit greatly from the free resources many experts, adoptees, and adoptive parents make available for everyone to enjoy. This is why I decided to share with others my findings and the testimonies of the great people I’m meeting during my family journey.
The podcast Adoption Conversations launched at the start of the year and it was met with great enthusiasm. Beside here on my blog, you can find it on your favourite podcast app: ITunes, Google Play, and Overcast.
I’m excited about this episode, as I am joined by Jodie Hampshire, co-author of one of my favourite book on adoptive parenting, Lionheart Families – The Real Life Guide for Adoptive Families. Jodie lives in Sidney and is a mother of four, through adoption and birth.
Her book was a life-saver for me. I hadn’t go through any training and I found myself quite isolated and struggling with parenting my adopted child. It was essential for me to read her and her co-authors’ advice, and I’ve benefit from the online community they created. Find out more in Jodie’s words.
Brené Brown on Empathy – a powerful short video to explain empathy.
12 things for educators to know about adopted kids
The book’s webpage: Lionheart Families
Lionheart Families Instagram feed
Daniel Hughes’ books
The Body Keeps the Score by B. van der Kolk
Do you want to listen to more episodes? Head over to the podcast’s main page.