In Episode 34, you will hear from Tara Vanderwoude, Social Worker, Advocate, and Educator.

In this episode, you will hear Tara talk about:

  • Her issues with the term, “Orphan”
  • Why it is important for orphaned children, adoptive parents, and adoptees to understand ambiguous loss and how to address it
  • How adoptive families can create and maintain safe atmospheres and what throwing pebbles has to do with it
  • Issues surrounding transracial adoption
  • Her training and education services
  • And much more!

We’ll also hear about:

  • A mail bag discussion from Zimbabwe on data collection and tracking of orphaned and abandoned children
  • “Thoughts from the Field” from Guatemala
  • A book recommendation from Kelly

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Books Mentioned on the show:

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