Abby talks about the often-confusing experiences of being a transracial adoptee.
Adoptee and birth mother, Abby Hasberry, talks about her Ghost Kingdom, her ideal family, and how it showed up and influenced her “decisions” as a birth mother.
Abby Hasberry joins us to talk about the importance of adult transracial adoptees developing a positive racial identity. We can’t develop that as children (nor as adults) when racial mirrors and cultural experiences are nonexistent. Abby shares some tools and strategies we can use to do this work of racial reclamation, and she addresses a common fear and question, “but is this cultural appropriation?”.
Time is not the greatest healer. So what is? Aha moments. Those moments when we see something new for ourselves. Insights. Quite literally sights from within. And insights from others can catalyse insights in us. Listen in as adoptee, therapist and birth mother Abby shares some of her most profound aha moments. They helped me see things I'd not seen before. I'm sure they'll do the same for you.
"Supporting a birth mother doesn't mean just offering empty words, but actively showing her what support looks like and helping her make informed decisions." Abby HAsberry
Listen to an open conversation about racial identity development, trauma, and relationships.
When a child has an anxiety disorder, parents are tasked with finding the best therapeutic fit, navigating the child’s academic experience, teaching their child to understand their needs and then advocate for them, and not forgetting to take care of themselves as people, not only as parents. Abby Hasberry, LMFT-A, shares her experience as a counselor and a mom, and offers resources for parenting kids with anxiety disorders.
In anticipation of the release of her memoir, Adopting Privilege. Abby joins us to discuss her experiences with closed adoptions as an adoptee and a birth parent. Using her research on identity development and her experience as a trauma-informed therapist, Abby examines the mental health effects of policies in closed adoption.