Episode 13

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26th Nov 2020

An African American Mom Tells Her Story, Loving Three Children - Two White, One Black

Listen to adoptive mom Collette Eltzroth and her three children talk about the stares, crazy comments and requests for ID as they live their lives. Collette is Black, her son is White and she has two daughters, one White and one Black.

She says the questions some people ask leave you scratching your head and wondering if they have ever heard the word adoption. Her children say they were aware in elementary school that for their friends and even some adults, the life they saw as normal was anything but to others.

It's a powerful story as we get the perspective of not only an adoptive mom but three great kids whose lives have been forever changed by adoption.

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In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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Karin Davis-Thompson