S6 S1 | ADOPTION: THE CARING OPTION?


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Calvin, Kent, and Steve sit down with Dyann McDowell (Skype line), Jennie & Benjamin Riegle, & Bob Waltenspiel about being adopted, adopting children of their own, the disparity between adopting white children vs. black children, the hurtful/thoughtless things people say, dealing with family, and whether adoption should be used as a talking point in the ongoing debate about abortion. (Broadcast/Recorded August 22, 2019)

PANELISTS


Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • ADOPTION STORIES

  • THE REWARDS AND DIFFICULTIES OF ADOPTION

  • INSENSITIVE QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

  • WELCOMING ADOPTED CHILDREN INTO A BLENDED FAMILY

  • ADOPTING CROSS-CULTURALLY

  • WHY ARE BLACK KIDS CHEAPER THAN WHITE KIDS?

  • ADOPTION IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

  • ADOPTION AS A TALKING POINT IN THE ABORTION DEBATE


WHAT'S NEXT?