May 14, 2019
Haley Radke is a powerful voice
and fierce advocate on the issue of adoption. She approaches the
subject with courage, empathy, compassion, and vulnerability. She
joins the Inner Circle to discuss her own personal adoption story,
her 5 part series on addiction and adoption, the ups and downs of
reunion and secondary rejection, and her success in creating a
platform for others with the Adoptees On podcast. Haley gives
advice for those living a similar journey and searching for solace
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
and why Haley decided she needed to create the Adoptees On Podcast
to connect with others and remind them they weren’t alone in their
story of adoption.
lessons being an adoptee has brought her, and how she processed the
reality of being adopted.
- Haley’s personal story of adoption, and the
emotional experience of connecting with her birth
different ways parents tell kids they are adopted, and which ones
Haley finds problematic.
deep feelings of being unwanted and rejected that typically come
with adoption, and how her birth grandfather shifted that feeling
to love and welcoming.
- Haley’s first encounter with her birth mother,
and how it led to a secondary rejection that deeply hurt
the reunion with her birth father was filled with peaks in the
honeymoon period and valleys in the aftermath.
the relationship with her birth father benefitted from having
structure and boundaries.
it went from reunion to real life for Haley in her new modern
the Adoptees On podcast has done for others and the community of
support it has created.
- The 5
part series she did on adoptees and addiction, and the shocking
conclusions it led her to find about the connection between the
keynote about telling the truth about adoption, and what the
experience was like.
we can best support a loved one that is adopted and going through a
similar experience as Haley.
felt like I just had to share my story.”
wonder where you came from.”
are so focused on the one person you want a connection
a temporary crisis, but you are giving up a connection
- “Listen, and don’t tell us how to feel. Ask the
questions that you are curious about.”
- “There’s a whole bunch of experiences in
adoption, but a lot of us have a lot of pain.”
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