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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 21, 2021

It’s September 2021 and that means Back to School! This month we sit with Korean Transracially adopted person Nam Holtz. Nam produced and directed a documentary film titled “Found in Korea”. The film follows Nam as she journeys back to Korea in search of her culture, roots, and identity. We dive deep into this idea of parents and professionals who are on this journey of better understanding adoption and foster care.

Aug 29, 2021

In this August 2021 episode we go back to school and continue our journey to better understand adoption with Dr. Bruce Perry.  Dr. Perry is co-author along with Oprah Winfrey of “What Happened to You?” a book about the impact of trauma. We dive deep into Dr. Perry’s work with the neurosequential model and the importance of asking “what happened to you?” vs “what’s wrong with you?” specifically related to adoption and identity.

Jul 29, 2021

For this July 2021 episode we steer into an urgent conversation about what is and is not happening in education today.  Host April Dinwoodie is joined by 2018 guest Cami Anderson to talk about the future of education and what parents and grown-ups that care about children need to know.  Cami’s Thirdway Solutions Group supports policy, government, non-profit, corporate, and philanthropic leaders in pursuit of equity and justice to find innovative solutions to their most vexing challenges.

Jun 8, 2021

This month, host April Dinwoodie sits down with culture critic, podcast host, and author of the stunning memoir Surviving the White Gaze, Rebecca Carroll. In this spirited conversation, the two discuss identity, family, difference of race and culture and of course, what adoption can teach the world.

May 7, 2021

In this month’s episode, host April Dinwoodie sits down with writer, editor and author of “All You Can Ever Know,” Nicole Chung to discuss adoption, identity, and the mother of all holidays, Mother’s Day!

Apr 24, 2021

This month host April Dinwoodie welcomes her sister Dawn for a conversation that is as beautiful and authentic as their bond. From being dressed as twins as little girls to finding even more love and connection as adults, these sisters have so much to share about how together the navigated adoption and differences of race.

Mar 25, 2021

In this poignant episode of Born in June, Raised in April, host April Dinwoodie sits down with attorney turned nonprofit executive and transracially/transnationally adopted person Julie Young. Together they discuss the concept of luck from the perspective of an adopted person and the realities of complicated beginnings as women. They also make space to process the tragic shooting in Atlanta of 6 Asian women.

Feb 27, 2021

In the first episode of season 6 host April Dinwoodie sits down with adopted persons Christian and Anni to discuss all things love and adoption. This is the first time that April has been in conversation with a couple that shares the experience of being adopted and it was such a joy to have them on. Christian slid into Anni’s DMs and the rest is history...

Jan 27, 2021

Kicking off the new year, April Dinwoodie sits down with transracially adopted person and host of Los Angeles’s Good Day LA, Michaela Pereira.  In a deeply personal and spirited conversation the soul sisters in adoption reflect on the search for belonging, the importance of representation, and the both/and of adoption.

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