The Declassified Adoptee: Living Out Loud
By Amanda Woolston
The Declassified Adoptee: Living Out LoudOct 16, 2020
My Story: Before I was Adopted (content warning)
In this episode, I share the story of the circumstances that led to my adoption. I walk you through the narratives shared with me by both my first family and my adoptive family and how my adoption records offered unique insight to these stories. Content Warning: birth, birth trauma, separation, infertility, brief mentions of sexual assault.
On Choosing Your Adopted Child First: the Abby Johnson Dilemma
Getting this MD is my Form of Protest: Being in Medical School During COVID and a Pandemic of Anti-Blackness (Part II)
In this episode, I conclude my interview with MD candidate, Brittanie N. Floyd. Come listen and learn with me as we hear everything Brittanie has gone through with medical school, a hurricane, multiple moves, COVID19 in New York City, and being given the burden of making medical institutions feel anti-racist. Stay tuned for my next episode where I use cognitive dissonance theory to explore what I call the "Abby Johnson dilemma." Let's uncover how strong political views may interfere with an adoptive parent's relationship with their transracially adopted child.
This Adult Adoptee Takes Down That Abby Johnson Video
In this episode, I counter scientific claims within a video recorded by adoptive mother and pro-life advocate, Abby Johnson. Johnson is a former director for Planned Parenthood, and she recently spoke at the RNC. I address the flawed reasoning in her defense of racial profiling done by police where she used her adopted black son as an example. I stress the importance of putting adopted children first when modeling what adoptive parenting looks like from a national platform.