Born in June, Raised in April:  What Adoption Can Teach the World!

Through a rich and personal lens of adoption and foster care, nationally recognized thought leader and transracially-adopted person, April Dinwoodie, will candidly explore the beauty and complexity of our closest, most powerful relationships with our families and our selves and how those relationships impact our identity and place in the world.  


Outtakes

  September: Exploring Adoption, Identity, & Family with Brothers Michael and Mark Season 3, Episode 32   I welcomed brothers Michael and Mark to the show and it was such a wonderful, open and authentic conversation about adoption, identity, family and what we can all learn from the experiences of those closest to adoption.

September: Exploring Adoption, Identity, & Family with Brothers Michael and Mark Season 3, Episode 32

I welcomed brothers Michael and Mark to the show and it was such a wonderful, open and authentic conversation about adoption, identity, family and what we can all learn from the experiences of those closest to adoption.

  July: Exploring Independence, Identity, & Adoption with Advocate Tim-Monti Wohlpart Season 3, Episode 30   With “Independence Day” as a backdrop, July is the perfect time to discuss both the personal elements of independence and identity and the broader concepts of freedom related to the adoption experience.

July: Exploring Independence, Identity, & Adoption with Advocate Tim-Monti Wohlpart Season 3, Episode 30

With “Independence Day” as a backdrop, July is the perfect time to discuss both the personal elements of independence and identity and the broader concepts of freedom related to the adoption experience.

  May: Mother’s Day & Adoption with Rachel Nordlinger Season 3, Episode 28   What a meaningful Mother’s Day conversation Rachel and I had! Loved getting to know Rachel, her family and especially her artistic, free-spirited mother. You won’t want to miss this episode!

May: Mother’s Day & Adoption with Rachel Nordlinger Season 3, Episode 28

What a meaningful Mother’s Day conversation Rachel and I had! Loved getting to know Rachel, her family and especially her artistic, free-spirited mother. You won’t want to miss this episode!

  March: Reflections on Adoption and Women’s History Season 3, Episode 26   The March episode of "Born in June, Raised in April" is a personal reflection on adoption and women's history. "The practice of adoption in the United States, both past and present, is inextricably tied to the experiences of women, including the past and current stereotypes and stigmas that impact women in their decisions."

March: Reflections on Adoption and Women’s History Season 3, Episode 26

The March episode of "Born in June, Raised in April" is a personal reflection on adoption and women's history. "The practice of adoption in the United States, both past and present, is inextricably tied to the experiences of women, including the past and current stereotypes and stigmas that impact women in their decisions."

  December: A Child is Born: Adoption at Christmas Season 2, Episode 23   The Christmas holiday can bring about many thoughts and feeling about adoption and family. This episode explores nativity and identity!

December: A Child is Born: Adoption at Christmas Season 2, Episode 23

The Christmas holiday can bring about many thoughts and feeling about adoption and family. This episode explores nativity and identity!

  October: Chat w/ Phil Bertlesen: Season 2, Episode 21   Loved sitting down with my dear friend  Phil Bertelsen  to talk  #birthdays , masks,  #FOMO  and of course race and adoption. Always inspiring and energizing to be in conversation with a kindred spirit and share in our adoption experiences.

October: Chat w/ Phil Bertlesen: Season 2, Episode 21

Loved sitting down with my dear friend Phil Bertelsen to talk #birthdays, masks, #FOMO and of course race and adoption. Always inspiring and energizing to be in conversation with a kindred spirit and share in our adoption experiences.

  August: Interview w/Casting Director Sheila Jaffe: Season 2, Episode 19   Enjoying a great meal in NYC after an amazing conversation with casting director and dear friend, Sheila Jaffe.

August: Interview w/Casting Director Sheila Jaffe: Season 2, Episode 19

Enjoying a great meal in NYC after an amazing conversation with casting director and dear friend, Sheila Jaffe.

  August: Talking Adoption, Identity, & Family with Rock Wilk Season 3, Episode 31   I knew this was going to be an amazing conversation and boy is it ever! Rock is one of the best storytellers I have even witnessed, and his fierce dedication to social justice is to what is needed now more than ever.

August: Talking Adoption, Identity, & Family with Rock Wilk Season 3, Episode 31

I knew this was going to be an amazing conversation and boy is it ever! Rock is one of the best storytellers I have even witnessed, and his fierce dedication to social justice is to what is needed now more than ever.

  June: Father’s Day, Family, & Faith with Steve Pemberton Season 3, Episode 29   There is SO much in this episode! Never has a guest so fully embodied both the beauty and the complexity of family. So grateful for the insights and inspiration!

June: Father’s Day, Family, & Faith with Steve Pemberton Season 3, Episode 29

There is SO much in this episode! Never has a guest so fully embodied both the beauty and the complexity of family. So grateful for the insights and inspiration!

  April: A Conversation with Cathleen Trigg-Jones Season 3, Episode 27   What a joy to spend time with Cathleen Trigg-Jones to talk birthdays, belonging, search & reunion, identity & the drive to lift up others!

April: A Conversation with Cathleen Trigg-Jones Season 3, Episode 27

What a joy to spend time with Cathleen Trigg-Jones to talk birthdays, belonging, search & reunion, identity & the drive to lift up others!

  February: How to Love a Transracially Adopted Person: An Intimate Interview with an Ex Season 3, Episode 25   It is impossible to talk about adoption and foster care without talking about; identity, family, sex, politics, relationships, laughter, differences of race, class and culture, loss, secrets, religion, money, parenting and belonging. Listen this month as I talk with dear friend, ex-boyfriend, and meditation guru, Light Watkins.

February: How to Love a Transracially Adopted Person: An Intimate Interview with an Ex Season 3, Episode 25

It is impossible to talk about adoption and foster care without talking about; identity, family, sex, politics, relationships, laughter, differences of race, class and culture, loss, secrets, religion, money, parenting and belonging. Listen this month as I talk with dear friend, ex-boyfriend, and meditation guru, Light Watkins.

  November: Adoption at the Thanksgiving Table: Season 2, Episode 22   In this episode I welcome author, writing coach and adopted person, Anne Heffron to the show. We went deep on experiencing holidays and we crack up laughing about 1/2 way through. You'll have to listen to find out why...

November: Adoption at the Thanksgiving Table: Season 2, Episode 22

In this episode I welcome author, writing coach and adopted person, Anne Heffron to the show. We went deep on experiencing holidays and we crack up laughing about 1/2 way through. You'll have to listen to find out why...

  September: "Back to School with Cami Anderson": Season 2, Episode 20   In  September  I sat down with modern day freedom fighter and leader in education, Cami Anderson. She has 9 siblings that joined the family through adoption. I am in awe of Cami and her extended family.

September: "Back to School with Cami Anderson": Season 2, Episode 20

In September I sat down with modern day freedom fighter and leader in education, Cami Anderson. She has 9 siblings that joined the family through adoption. I am in awe of Cami and her extended family.

  July: A Conversation w/Darryl McDaniels: Season 2, Episode 18   Post-interview in the studio with my amazing team and the one and only Darryl McDaniels, DMC of RUN DMC.

July: A Conversation w/Darryl McDaniels: Season 2, Episode 18

Post-interview in the studio with my amazing team and the one and only Darryl McDaniels, DMC of RUN DMC.