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An Interview with Transracial Adoptee, Molly McLaurin, founder of Monarch Connections Adoptee Thoughts

On Season 3, Episode 4 of the Adoptee Thoughts Podcast, Molly McLaurin , and host, Melissa Guida-Richards discuss their upcoming Transracial Adoption 101 course and Molly's experience as a transracial adoptee. They dig into how the course came to be, connecting via social media, and the impact of educating on adoption.    About Molly McLaurin: Molly E. McLaurin is an adoptee, twin, wife, mom and business owner. Molly founded Monarch Connections to bring people together, find what’s missing and to make meaningful connections. In 36 months, she has connected with 675 people at events and 25 through Life Coaching. One thing Monarch Connections created an adoptee community called Adoptee Talk, and  Adoptee Talk: Teens, to empower adoptees. Growing up as a transracial adoptee, Molly often felt left out, and/or that she stood out in a way that was isolating. Monarch Connections and Adoptee Talk operate so others can belong. Molly authored, EXPLORING TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION AND THE INVISIBLE PROTECTION OF PRIVILEGE, while serving as a member of the Field Center’s Young Professionals Council. She is glad you are here and hope you decide you can learn from this course and improve your adoptee(s) lives.       How to connect: website: instagram: email: [email protected]   _________   To read more of the work by your host Melissa Guida-Richards, check out, or the podcast's website   Her book is now available anywhere books are sold. 📖What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption: An Adoptee's Perspective on Its History, Nuances, and Practices Buy here!        
  1. An Interview with Transracial Adoptee, Molly McLaurin, founder of Monarch Connections
  2. An Interview with Lynn Woo Mykytyn, Adoptee & Therapist
  3. An Interview with Paige Knipfer, Adoptive Parent & Adoption Consultant
  4. An Interview with Alessia, Adopted from the USA to Italy
  5. An Interview with Astrid Castro, of Adoption Mosaic

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