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Season 2 Episode 19: Becoming Mom, Episode Four: Adoption

Becoming Mom: Exploring the Many Paths to Motherhood - Episode Four: Adoption


This week Alex and Mary continue the Motherhood series for the month of May, as they speak with a single mom who adopted a toddler. She shared some little-known information about the many advantages of adopting through the Foster Care System.


Episode Highlights

  • Welcome back! [0:38]

  • Special guest [0:42]

  • Called to adopt [0:54]

  • Kelly Minter [1:25]

  • Adoption through foster care [2:15]

  • Don’t have to foster to adopt [4:00]

  • Finding your match [4:30]

  • Heart galleries [5:20]

  • Timeframe [6:05]

  • Smooth process [8:38]

  • Kid Central [9:15]

  • Online classes [9:35]

  • Wards of the state [11:05]

  • Benefits of adoption through DCF [12:25]

  • Adopting as a single woman [13:46]

  • Matching with a toddler [15:05]

  • Why you’re not going to get an infant. [18:10]

  • The match! [21:25]

  • Criticism/Support [23:46]

  • Dating after adoption and CoVid-19 [25:02]

  • Advice for others [27:27]

  • Lots of kids who need people [29:35]

  • Thank you, Shannon! [29:58]

  • Adoption will change your life! [30:40]

  • Thanks for listening! [31:55]


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Summary Keywords


Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, advocacy, advanced imaging, diagnosis, knowledge, women, fear, bias, social pressure, responsibility, adoption, reunification, foster care, single woman, DCF



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