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

Updated: May 30

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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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Links Mentioned in the Episode

Kelly Minter Bible Studies

Kelly Minter Instagram

Florida Department of Children Services

Kids Central



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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