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The Honestly Adoption Podcast

A show about adoption, foster care, advocacy, and becoming the best caregiver possible.

Sep 29, 2021

On this episode of the podcast, we are excited to welcome a good friend of Honestly Adoption, Dr. Gary Feldman from the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, to share insights into brain development with children who have experienced significant trauma.

A Little More About Dr. Feldman...

Dr. Feldman received his...


Sep 23, 2021

Julie Ryan McGue is an author, a domestic adoptee and an identical twin. She writes extensively about finding out who you are, where you belong and making sense of it.

Julie’s debut memoir “Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging” (She Writes Press) released in May 2021. It’s the story of...


Sep 16, 2021

In 2016, sensing an urgency to create safe space where foster and adoptive dads could connect with one another, Mike Berry, Andrew Schneidler and Jason Morriss, created Road Trip: A Mountaintop Experience for Foster and Adoptive Dads. They had one goal: create safe space where men could be open, honest, and vulnerable...


Sep 9, 2021

Disrupted attachment is a result of a child's trauma history. And depending on the severity of the trauma, the disrupted attachment could be great. Even knowing this reality doesn't change the fact that it's hard to be in relationship with a child who suffers from this. But there are answers. Deborah Gray has been...


Sep 2, 2021

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., an award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, is president of NTI Upstream in Chicago and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is one of the nation's leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of prenatal...