Episode 10

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5th Nov 2020

What Happens When Black Parents Adopt a White Child?

Meet Keia Jones-Baldwin, a foster parent and adoptive mom. Listen to her tell her family's story of accusations, questions and strange looks as they raise their children, particularly their youngest son who is White.

Keia and her family have had to answer multiple questions about whether or not they kidnapped him or if she is her son's nanny. It's a powerful discussion about race, adoption and the hurdles we still have to deal with in society when all a family wants to do is love a child.

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About the Podcast

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