Adoption + Transracial Parenting with Natalie Seitz (Ep 20)
Since we know very little about adopting children we thought it would be wise to bring in a bona-fide expert: our friend Natalie who (along with her husband) have grown their family exclusively through adoption. Now a family of four, they adopted two children domestically and two internationally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to walking through the adoption process herself, she also earned her Masters degree in Social Work, has previously worked in the foster care system, and currently works part time educating and assessing families who are interested in adoption. Like we said, she's a bona-fide expert.
After giving us a little background on her family she gets into some of the common misconceptions around adoption, the intricacies of raising children of a different race than their parents, and the importance of kids developing an understanding of their story (adopted or not).
There's something here for everyone because no matter how your family grows, kids are kids and parents are parents.
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