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EP 138: Why It’s Important To Grieve Adoption With Adoptee Vanna Padilla

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE ————————————Have you ever paused to consider the intricate weave of emotions and identity that comes with being adopted Vanna offers us a window into her soul as she recounts the heartfelt journey of being apos half adopted apos Her personal narrative is layered with the complexities of family the essence of ethnicity in forging one apos s self-concept and the longing for transparency in conversations about our beginnings Through our engrossing dialogue we unpack the importance of openly discussing race and ethnicity with children especially within adoptive environments It apos s not just about recognizing skin color or cultural heritage it apos s about fostering a sense of belonging and addressing the mixed emotions that adoption can stir Vanna apos s insights reveal how acknowledging the intertwining of loss and love can become a catalyst for healing both for adoptees and their families The exchange of stories highlights the necessity of grieving as a foundation for growth and understanding in the adoption narrative JUMP RIGHT TO IT ————————————0 00 Introductions with Vanna Padilla8 07 Importance of Acknowledging Adoption and Ethnicity16 38 Facing Rejection and Finding Grace24 27 The Complexity of Adoption and FaithHave you been adopted or do you know of anyone who has been CONNECT WITH VANNA ————————————Instagram vannapadilla npTikTok vannapadilla np Contact The Show Website http www ahnafulmer comYouTube https www youtube com imperfectlyempoweredpodcastInstagram https www instagram com ahnafulmer Facebook https www facebook com ahnadfulmerClick here to visit this podcast episode

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