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74: An Intimate Conversation Dispelling the Myths About Adoption with Mom at 41 Listener Traci-Ann D

74: An Intimate Conversation Dispelling the Myths About Adoption with Mom at 41 Listener Traci-Ann D

How does Adoption work?  Can the Birth Mom ‘take the baby back’? Is the birth mom or birth dad involved in Parenting the kids? And how do you navigate the relationship with the birth mom?
In this Episode Traci-Ann and I discuss:

why she decided to adopt as a Single Mom at the age of 40 and how she was placed quickly with her daughter Arielle 
some of the biggest Myths about Adoption 
the difference between the Closed Adoption of the past and the Open Adoption system now
why Traci-Ann wants to make sure her daughter doesn’t feel any shame about her adoption

A Beatiful Quote About Adoption
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”-Oprah Winfrey
Some of the Biggest Myths About Adoption
Myth: The birth moms are irresponsible or ‘bad’ girls.  Truth: Their actions that got them pregnant may not have been responsible, but their decision to find a famiily to raise their baby absolutely was incredibly repsonsible.
Myth: The birthmoms ‘give away’ their babies. Truth: The birth mom

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