Hank Fortener, founder of AdoptTogether, gathers and shares stories of those touched by adoption. Adoptees, adoptive parents, birth mothers and adoption professionals share the joys and challenges of adoption. These incredible stories of lives transformed by adoption offer a powerful understanding of adoption and the tremendous power of family. AdoptTogether is the first non-profit, crowdfunding platform that bridges the gap between families who want to adopt and the children who need loving homes.For more information go to: http://adopttogether.org
Separated At Birth w. Samantha Futerman07/06/2016 Duración: 36min
Sam Futerman is the cofounder of The Kindred Foundation and star of the documentary “Twinsters” in which she & her twin sister explore their origin as siblings separated at birth. In this episode, Hank & Sam explore her storybook reunion with her sister and the process of living with mixed cultural roots.
Never Easy, Always Family w. Adam Weber25/05/2016 Duración: 25min
Adam Weber learned from his mom at a young age that “some kids come from hospitals, others come from airports.” After experiencing his parents adoption of his sister from South Korea, Adam knew that someday he would do the same. Here, Adam & Hank discuss the wonderfully challenging journey of adoption and give future adoptive parents some valuable advice.
The Family Secret w. Ranada Shepard13/05/2016 Duración: 49min
One day, as a 17-year-old snooping through her mother’s drawer, Ranada Shepard discovered she was adopted. Ranada's sense of identity immediately shifted and has continued to evolve after learning about her biological family and Cuban heritage. Now as a mother of three, Ranada has developed a deep understanding of what it truly means to be family.
20ish Questions w. Professional Blogger Kristen Howerton19/04/2016 Duración: 25min
The future of international adoption, birthmother stereotypes, same-sex parents, and more. Hank fires off 20ish unfiltered questions to the popular mommy blogger Kristen Howerton.
Rage Against The Minivan w. Kristen Howerton28/03/2016 Duración: 31min
Even one of the most devastating earthquakes in history could not stop Kristen Howerton from bringing home her second adopted son from Haiti in 2010. Now, Kristen is the mom behind the popular blog Rage Against The Minivan. In this interview, Hank traces Kristen’s journey from foster care to international adoption during a natural disaster, and ultimately becoming a professional blogger.