007: Allyship’s Enemy Number One: Denial

007: Allyship’s Enemy Number One What common threat jeopardizes our allyship journeys? Denial. It’s the first step of twelve step programs for a reason—if we can’t see the problem, we certainly won’t seek a solution. If our allyship is the solution, we have to fight against our own denial to identify our connection to the […]

006: The Role of Grace in Adoption & Allyship

006: The Role of Grace in Adoption & Allyship How does the way we think about grace impact our adoption and allyship journeys? This is not an exaggeration—it can be the difference between repeatedly hurting our loved ones with our good intentions or making meaningful progress in helping them feel seen, heard, and valued for […]

005: The Truth About Learning To Ally

005: The Truth About Learning To Ally What does every allyship journey have in common? It’s a life long learning experience. Jamie lends her teacher insight into the learning process, explains why all meaningful learning is challenging and offers several strategies to push through when things get tough, so you’re less likely to give up […]

004: Expectations

004: Expectations What’s the big deal about expectations? Jamie starts at the beginning by establishing clear expectations for her listeners: what they can expect from her and what they can expect from their own allyship journeys. She then acknowledges the power expectations have to negatively impact the health of our relationships and outlines a clear […]

003: Allyship

003: Allyship What’s the most meaningful way to live into our adoption stories? After two episodes of exploring the pain, grief, and tension that co-exist with the joy and love of adoption, Jamie shares what she has found to be the most meaningful way to live into her adoption stories—allyship. She tells about her first […]

002: Into

002: Into Are you ready to uncover the tension that exists in every adoption story? In this episode Jamie explores the beautiful and the painful parts of adoption stories as she takes inventory of what she has been adopted into and out of. She encourages those connected to adoption to take their own honest inventory […]

001: Adopted

001: Adopted What does every adoption have in common? In this episode Jamie shares a little about her adoption stories (spoiler alert: she has two!), how they are connected, and the most important thing for people to understand about adoption. She also shares about the game-changing strategy she learned to help her cope through processing […]

000: An Introduction

000: An Introduction What do adoption and allyship have to do with one another? EVERYTHING. Join host, Jamie K. Corbin as she briefly shares the intentions behind the podcast—spoiler alert, it has everything to do with helping adoptive parents become better allies for their children and it also has everything to do with how our […]

How to Create a Community of Allies

It never fails. I go to the theatre to watch an action-packed superhero movie with my husband and leave wiping tears out of my eyes. How does Marvel do that to me, every single time? It’s because they know how to tell a story that will connect with their audience’s deepest need—to feel a part […]