The Realities of the Adoption Process & How We Can Better Centre Adoptees (with Shania Ives, Didi & Priscilla Akutu-Carter, Henrietta & Patricia)

Adoption is not a foreign concept for many black communities. Even if we don't officially name it, there are many of us who have been brought up by grandmothers, aunties and other relatives. And yet, there are many myths and misconceptions that live on. But we're here to bust them!If you want to read more about black women's experiences of adoption, the following articles are available on Black Ballad:'Why Adult Adoptees Need To Have Their Voices Heard''Belonging in Bath: Our Two Years of Mixed Heritage Adoption'“The Best Thing We Ever Did!” – Four Black Women Talk Honestly About The Joys & Challenges Of AdoptionMany thanks to Adopt London for assisting with this episode.Follow Didi & Priscilla on Instagram.Find out more about the work of Adoptee Futures on their website and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.#YouCanAdopt has more information for black adopters, as well as links to agencies across the country. Find out more on their website.The Modern Family Show exists to provide more information on family-building for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Information is also available from Black Ballad on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Let us know what you think about this episode on Twitter by using the hashtag #BBSurvivalGuide.Not yet a member of Black Ballad? Sign up and use the code ‘THRIVE’ for a discount for 50% off 12 months membership.The theme music for this podcast was produced by Dar’rell Banks. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

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There is so much about motherhood that goes unsaid but we're not afraid to discuss it all. Black Ballad Presents: The Survival Guide is an ongoing honest conversation with Black British women about what motherhood looks like for them and how they survive it's ups and downs.For Season 2 we have an array of guests including Black Mums Upfront, Jamelia, Laura Henry-Allain, Dr Beverly Tatum Daniel and so many more. We'll be talking sex after childbirth, when to tell your kids they're black and how to deal with teenagers amongst other things. Make sure you're subscribed right now, so you don't miss a single episode. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.