Last fall two bloggers stumbled upon each other out here in the blogosphere. One had been chronicling her life via blog for a number of years; the other had been blogging for a couple of months. Both had only recently begun writing about their adoption journeys. Over the months, Mimi of Complicated Melodi and AdoptiveBlackMom (ABM) found they had a lot in common and shared a strong desire to give voice to women of color interested in adoption.
In December, Mimi wrote a great piece called, “Infertility, Adoption and The Best Man Holiday.” ABM commented that they should write a movie; Mimi replied that she had something else in mind!
Well, nearly 7 months, one dissertation, two adoptive placements, one finalization and lots of life adjustments, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new podcast, Add Water and Stir!
Add Water and Stir will focus on promoting adoption within communities of color, especially within the African American community. We want to give voice and visibility to families like ours who often seem left out of mainstream adoption conversations. We hope to educate others as we talk about our struggles and triumphs of parenting adopted children. Of course, there will be time for Mimi and ABM to kick it about all kinds of not necessarily adoption related topics as well.
So, join us for our first live podcast on Thursday, June 26th at 10pm EDT/9pm CDT on Google Hangout! (You can RSVP or just find us live by clicking the link!) Podcasts will also be available on YouTube and Itunes the day after the hangout.
We’re open to suggestions about topics from our blog followers. You can leave them on either blog in the comments sections or drop us an email at our respective email addresses!
Come hang out with us every other Thursday.