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Born In June Raised In April: What Adoption Can Teach the World

April shares her very personal experience as a transracially adopted person growing up in New England and explores adoption and all its many layers. Each episode is anchored in the months of the year, connecting poignant holidays, rituals, rites of passage, and celebrations to adoption, identity and family. We follow her as she opens up a conversation about the beauty and complexity of adoption through interviews and reflections.
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Sep 25, 2020

In September 2020, on the continued path of learning from those closest to adoption and foster care we are doing something different as we welcome a father who was adopted and the biological son he raised.  Sitting down with Kevin Booker Sr. and Kevin Booker Jr. we opened up a real and honest dialogue about the ever-changing dynamic of family and how adoption impacts individuals and family systems for generations.

Aug 19, 2020

Host April Dinwoodie sits down with education professional, arts enthusiast, and transracially adopted person Kendra Anderson to talk adoption, identity, and family. There is so much for society to learn, those closest to the experience need the mic, and everyone else needs to listen and take really good notes!

Jul 14, 2020

In the spirit of freedom and independence, host April Dinwoodie shares her very personal thoughts on adoption, family, and differences of race and culture at the intersection of a pandemic and the urgent momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Jun 27, 2020

With the recent murders of Breanna Taylor, Ahmand Arbery, and George Floyd Host April Dinwoodie is joined by Emmy and Peabody award winning filmmaker Phil Bertelsen to have a conversation about transracial adoption, identity, family, and Black Lives Matter.

ADVISORY: In this episode, the "N" Word is used once in the context of a personal experience

May 9, 2020

In this special Mother's Day episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with her mom Sandra for another conversation about adoption, identity, and family and to answer questions from listeners.

Apr 25, 2020

Host April Dinwoodie and guest April Michelle Rivera-Curtis have a powerful conversation about very personal experiences of adoption, foster care, identity, and family as well as our current shared experiences during a global pandemic.

Mar 11, 2020

In this March episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with healing guide and reiki master, Graciela Asher to discuss what it means to be lucky, the importance of recognizing all women connected to our lives, and of course adoption.

Feb 25, 2020

In this February episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with biracial, transracial adoptee and cancer survivor, Hilary North-Ellasante. Meaning is often connected to identity and life experience and these aspects of ourselves impact the ways we move through the world. Listen as the two discuss all things love as it relates to their adoption experience.

Jan 25, 2020

In this January podcast producer Kwam Green has an intimate conversation with host April Dinwoodie about her inspiration for the podcast, her personal and professional life and of course love!

Jan 14, 2020

In this special advocacy edition, April sits down with Tim Monti-Wohlpart to talk about the years long fight for adoptee equality in New York State and the passage of the bill allowing adult adopted persons access to their original birth certificates beginning January 2020.

Dec 21, 2019
In this December episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with longtime friend and adopted person Tony Shellman.  After many years of crossing paths professionally, it is only fitting that the two finally take some time to be in conversation about adoption, identity, and family in the same month that Tony joined his family of experience so many years ago.  
Nov 6, 2019

In this special November episode, host April Dinwoodie welcomes award-winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author, and Co-Owner of Red Rooster Harlem, Marcus Samuelsson and guest-host Louis Johnson Jr., Trend Specialist at Harlem Haberdashery and Accessory King, for a poignant conversation about shared connections, differences of race, class, and culture, and the importance of family! 

Oct 8, 2019

In this October episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with transracially adopted person Marcus Schmidt to talk about all things adoption, identity, and family.  Even though they are generations apart, they both share October birthdays and the challenges of navigating differences of race, class, and culture related to adoption. 

Sep 17, 2019

In this episode host April Dinwoodie sits down Allison Trevino adopted person, birth parent and doctoral candidate to talk about the many intricate layers of the adoption that have impacted her life and how she has turned her experience into a fierce commitment to research on fathers.

Aug 7, 2019

In this August episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao for a very intimate conversation about the impact of adoption on her life, and how her professional motivations were fueled by her experiences.

Jul 4, 2019

In this July episode, host April Dinwoodie and guest Ridghaus explore the complicated themes of freedom and independence connected to adoption and the ability to fully realize our whole identities as adopted persons.

Jun 16, 2019

The month of June holds so much additional meaning within the extended family of adoption!  In this episode, host JuneinApril welcomes adopted person and Child Behavior Expert Bryan Post for a discussion of the beautiful and often complicated reality of Father’s Day, as well as the significance of birthdays, the importance of supporting families and children that are experiencing trauma, and the added layers of what differences of race and culture can bring to adoption.

May 13, 2019

In this May podcast, host April Dinwoodie welcomes transnationally adopted person and artist Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez to her home in Harlem to have a conversation about the meaning of Mother’s Day, navigating two mothers, what mother country means to him, his art, and so much more.

Apr 18, 2019

For this April 2019 podcast, host April Dinwoodie answers questions sent in from some of her past guests.  In this very intimate episode, April shares her deep and personal thoughts and feelings about the many layers of adoption, and how her experiences have shaped her identity, what she values, and her most important relationships.

Mar 18, 2019

In recognition of Women’s History Month, this March we are celebrating all of the amazing women that have been interviewed on the podcast over the years.  There are so many moving and meaningful moments from these fierce women!

Feb 14, 2019

As the podcast begins its 4th year, host April Dinwoodie welcomes “DMC” and his wife Zuri McDaniels to talk about their journey together.  With St. Valentine’s Day and Black History Month as a backdrop, the couple shares the many layers of their love and commitment, and how adoption and family matters are embedded in their lives. 

Jan 12, 2019
Your host, April Dinwoodie and guest Kwam Green come together to talk about complicated family structures and experiences, and how we have the ability to reconfigure and build our own families, as well as choosing what traditions and legacy’s to honor, and what we can let go.  This episode expands the conversation, and opens up even more lessons we can learn when we have an open and authentic conversation about our families.
Dec 11, 2018
Host April Dinwoodie welcomes guest Amy Ginther for a deep and personal discussion about some of the most triggering headlines of 2018.  From the Hart family tragedy, to the separation of children and families at the border, to Colin Kaepernick’s continued activism - our conversation centers on the importance of community as we talk about breaking tradition at the holidays, claiming our experiences for ourselves, and what it means to navigate the complex realties of adoption.     
Nov 12, 2018

In this jam-packed month of November, host April Dinwoodie sits down with former foster youth and innovator Sixto Cancel to talk about the abundance of energy the holidays can bring to those of us navigating complicated family dynamics, and the importance of leveraging technology to create change in child welfare.

Oct 15, 2018

This October, host April Dinwoodie welcomes another member of the extended family of adoption; singer, songwriter, author, and fellow Scorpio, Zara Phillips.  Zara’s life is a testament to never giving up, the search for identity, and the healing power of community. 

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