AdoptED Podcast
Welcome

Welcome

August 2, 2018

Welcome to AdoptED! AdoptED is an informative and sometimes entertaining look at the world of adoption from foster care. We explore resources, hear about interesting community happenings and meet people involved in supporting Massachusetts adoptive families. 

Getting to Know Your Community Supports

Getting to Know Your Community Supports

February 1, 2019

Welcome to AdoptED! In our first episode we breakdown some of the organizations and resources available to you as you adopt from foster care and explain many of the basic terms you'll encounter as you start your adoption journey. Special guest Allison Weissman joins us to talk about the resources available to families through MSPCC KidsNet.

Stories of Hope and Inspiration

Stories of Hope and Inspiration

February 27, 2019

In today's podcast Joe and Maurine will be talking about the journey of adoptive parents, and sharing some of their own adoption stories. Also joining is special guest Kate Milligan Cormier an adult adoptee who also works for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Demystifying Adoption

Demystifying Adoption

March 28, 2019

Joe and Diane breakdown some of the basic types of adoption and the steps in foster care adoption. Also joining is special guest Heather Copelas from Jordan's Furniture.

Volunteer Celebration

Volunteer Celebration

April 30, 2019

Joe and Diane explore all the ways volunteers make an impact for adoption from foster care, and provide ideas for ways you can volunteer to make a difference. Robert Case also joins to share about his experiences as an experienced adoptive family have led him to volunteer. 

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 30, 2019

Joe and Maurine explore the world of mental health needs and some of the common mental health challenges that children in foster care may be faced with. Meri Viano, Associate Director of the Parent Professional Advocacy League, shares mental health resources available to adoptive families.

Adoption & LGBTQ Youth and Families

Adoption & LGBTQ Youth and Families

June 24, 2019

Joe and Diane celebrate Pride month by talking about all the ways MARE supports LGBTQ youth and families. Special guest Richard Benoit also joins to talk about adoption and the LGBTQ community.

Surviving Summer

Surviving Summer

July 26, 2019

In today's podcast, Joe and Maurine talk SUMMER! How do you keep your kids occupied and, more importantly, use the summer well for connecting as a family? Joe and Maurine explore and take time to share potential resources for parents of children with special needs. Sarah Baldiga, Co-founder and Executive Director of Rise Above, also joins to talk about special services for kids in foster care.

Youth Voices

Youth Voices

August 27, 2019

A panel of youth adopted from foster care share their perspective in this authentic and touching episode.

Navigating School Supports

Navigating School Supports

September 27, 2019

We discuss the ways children receive supports in school and how to navigate the system as a parent. Whether it's an IEP, 504, a behavioral education plan, or other custom supports, listen in for an experienced perspective on how to advocate for your child. 

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