We are so pleased to share this interview with Lynn Grubb. She is an adoptee, a kinship adoptive parent, and editor of The Adoptee Survival Guide: Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools. At the age of 40, Lynn embarked on a search for her roots, had a reunion with her maternal family. Fourteen years later, she found her birth father thanks to genetic genealogy She is currently working on a memoir to be published in 2021. Lynn also serves as “The Adopted Genealogist” on Facebook where she uses her expertise to help other adoptees find family. She currently serves as President of the Adoptee Rights Coalition, which advocates for adopted people to receive equal access to their original birth certificates.
Purchase Lynn’s books here.
April Guest: Lori Holden
We’re so excited to announce special guest Lori Holden, author of “The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole” on our April 21 episode of The Essentials for Adoption Attuned Parenting.
Join us to talk to Lori as she shares her wisdom and experiences as we discuss the joys of struggles of adoptive parenting, holding a “both/and” heartset, and more topics essential to adoptive parenting.
Purchase Lori’s book here.
Growing Intentional Families Together coaches are shocked and saddened by the murder of George Floyd and other people of color around our nation. We know that adoptive parents and families, many of whom are transracial, continue to contemplate how they can raise healthy children of color despite the racism, injustice, and social inequities that persist. Silence is not an option. Join our coaches as they explore with special guests the intersection of Growing Intentional Families Together's Adoption Attuned parenting and quest for racial justice in this special series of podcasts.
Special Episode 1: explores what we as adoptive parents, would have done differently had we known what we know today
Special Episode 2: As Adoptive Parents and Adoption Coaches: What parents can do to help their children be part of the solution to racial inequities and nurture tolerance?
Special Episode 3: Special guest Lola Adebara, Founder and CEO of Minneapolis-based Partnerships for Permanence shares some insights into adoption/fostering and racial justice.
Special Episode 4: Sharon Obazee, adoption coach, adoptee, and a Black woman will discuss transracial adoption and how we can make a difference through our actions and words, and with our families & communities through a lens that looks at race and adoption.