Domestic Adoption

Stories

S2E15 Kitty Ravert’s Story

Nov 11, 2017

New ADOPTION NOW Podcast! We often hear the stories of adoptees, birth mothers, and adoptive parents on this podcast, but it is very rare to find ALL THREE in one person! Today’s guest, Kitty, however has experienced the triad of adoption and today she walks us through the struggles, heartbreak, and happiness she has felt…

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S2E10 The Lucky Few – Heather Avis

Sep 28, 2017

Heather Avis and her husband are parents of three adopted children, two of whom have Down Syndrome. At the start of their adoption journey, they set out to adopt a healthy baby, but after meeting their future daughter Macy, a baby girl with both Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect that would require surgery…

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S2E6 Beverly Boerner-Reynolds’ Story

Aug 23, 2017

For many of us, when we think of the adoption process, we immediately think about the huge financial cost of going through the process. We might have adopted in the past and are looking to add to our family, or maybe we’re looking to adopt for the first time; either way, the cost can often…

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S2E5 Natalie and Stephen’s Story

Aug 15, 2017

Remember how it used to be so embarrassing to tell your friends, family, and acquaintances that you met your significant other online? Well imagine the reaction you’d get to telling them that you’d been matched to a birth family through Facebook. It sounds crazy right? Believe it or not, as the adoption community grows, more…

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S1E45 Carrie OToole’s Story

Jun 7, 2017

Carrie O’Toole experienced the pain and suffering of infertility, miscarriage, and an international adoption that went painfully awry. Nothing could have prepared her for the decade-long journey of trying to love her little boy, who struggled to trust and connect after leaving the only home he’d ever known, a Vietnamese orphanage. This week on ADOPTION…

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S1E44 Adopting Baby Vera

May 31, 2017

Bethann was raised in an adoptive family. She was the only biological child out of five siblings. This week on ADOPTION NOW she talks about what it was like to grow up in an interracial family. She shares her own journey growing a family with her husband Zach. After they had two miracle sons, Bethann…

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S1E41 Corrine’s Story

May 3, 2017

Corrine Hellyar Christian is the Director of Colorado United for Adoption. She is passionate about all aspects of adoption. She is an advocate for birthmother care and open adoption. Corrine shares her journey through miscarriages, adoptions, and pregnancies. She speaks on how she has kept her heart and home open to her children’s birthparents and…

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S1E37 Noah and April’s Adoption Update

Mar 15, 2017

Noah and April share their current adoption journey. They invite their lawyer, Christine Thurman from Thurman Law Firm, to share her insight on adoption. She has placed 22 babies in the last year and she is fighting to keep the costs low. Listen to it on iTunes.  

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S1E36 Jessica and Scott’s Story

Feb 22, 2017

Jessica shares Scott and her journey through several failed adoptions, bringing home their first baby Ty, their plan to try embryo adoption, and the phone call that brought baby number two! Listen to it on iTunes. 

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S1E35 Jessica’s Story

Feb 15, 2017

Jessica shares her journey to adopt as a single woman. She always knew she wanted to be a mother, but had no idea the process would be so challenging! Two years ago, Jessica was matched to an expectant birthmother in Florida. She shares what she went through to bring home baby Maryn. Listen to it…

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