Real Life Adoption

Real Life Adoption

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Real Life Adoption is a podcast of stories from people whose lives have been touched by adoption. The bi-weekly show is written, created, and hosted by Kristin Kalning, a longtime journalist and adoptive mom of two. Each show focuses on a story (or two) illustrating themes and topics such as attachment, the foster care system, birth parents, and more.

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers has sparked outrage in the United States, and across the world. It has forced white Americans to examine their privilege, and their deep-set, unconscious biases. Tina Purdie, an African-American adult adoptee, has never been one to stir the pot. “This is the first time I’ve spoken up in my entire life,” she said. In this episode, she talks about being raised by white parents in a multi-cultural household, and answers questions on how to prepare children of color for a world that does not always view them favorably.

Recent Episodes

  • ’The Fire’s Been Lit’

    11 months ago
  • Foster Youth Finds ’Safe Space’ in Beauty Pageants

    11 months ago
  • Foster Care Alumni of America

    1 year ago
  • National Adoption Day

    1 year ago
  • Worth the Wait

    1 year ago
  • It’s Definitely a Safe Place for Everyone

    1 year ago
  • ‘It’s Too Much Of A Wild Card’

    2 years ago
  • ‘Dear Calyx'

    2 years ago
  • 'It Was So Easy To Say Yes'

    2 years ago
  • ‘These Kids Are Worth It': Debunking Foster Care Myths

    2 years ago