Colombian Influence
Latinx Adoptees

S2E28 - Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 5

Today we are discussing the relationships between child and biological mother vs adoptive mother, and the elements that can confuse the adoptee.

Episode Notes

Welcome to the Colombian Influence Book Club! We are diving into chapter 5 of the Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child, written by Nancy Verrier.

Chapter 5 discusses the traumas experienced by adoptees, and how this trauma of being abandoned by their first (biological) mother can negatively affect their trust in their second (adoptive) mother.

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S2E27 - Culture & Identity

In tribute to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are joined by Brad Rutter for our interview today.

S2E26 - Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 4

Today we are discussing the grieving process and how this affects adoptees mental health, and how that then can translate to physical health.

S2E25 - Women of Impact II

We are so proud to introduce Maria & Megan, the women behind Adoptees of South America.

S2E24 - Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 3

Today's discussion is all about the break in the continuum of bonding, developmental theories in ego development, and...a plate theory?!

S2E23 - Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 2

Today's discussion is all about the missing bond, birth mother fantasies, and the confusion between love & abandonment.

S2E22 - Book Club: Primal Wound Chapter 1

Today is day one of our bookclub, discussing Primal Wound Chapter 1!

S2E21 - Naming the Problematic Elements of Adoption

In this episode with Kate, we identify and name some of the ways the Savior Complex plays into transracial adoption, as we discuss her experience adopting from Haiti.

S2E20 - Experience as a Transracial Adoptee

Thank you to Mariah for joining us for Black History Month. Mariah is a domestic adoptee from a family that is multi-racial: white parents raising multiple transracial adoptees. Today we discuss the complexities surrounding multi-racial families containing transracial adoptees.