Ever since my co-host Julie and I decided we wanted to do a podcast together in the spring of 2019, we knew we'd someday record a show about adoption. This month, our dream topic finally comes to fruition in this episode, "Beyond DNA: personal stories of adoption."
Julie, who is African American, was adopted by a white family with five biological brothers in Green Bay. I adopted my son from Guatemala City in 2003. Hence, as an adoptive mom and a adoptee, this topic is, obviously, extremely near and dear to us. We also chat with two guests who are equally as passionate about adoption. Brian Fye lives in Indiana and has two adopted children, and Judy Hatch, a nurse living in Colorado, was adopted and recently met her biological siblings.
Listen to the episode here, and let us know what you think. Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.
"Dandelions: A Podcast for Women," hosted by Molly Snyder and Julie Davidson, drops on the last Monday of every month and is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn/Alexa. We'd love it if you subscribed, and maybe even write a review on iTunes.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.