May 22, 2023
Fostering Change Podcast | Episode 181 | April Dinwoodie
April Dinwoodie is an Adoption Activist, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Consultant, and Parent Coach. Dinwoodie’s podcast Born in June, Raised in April: What Adoption Can Teach the World helps facilitate an open dialogue about identity, family, and differences of race, culture, and class. As a transracially adopted person (Black/bi-racial, adopted into a white family), April is fiercely dedicated to sharing her experiences to audiences of varied spectrums. In this week’s Fostering Change, April shares with host Rob Scheer her thoughts on helping individuals get a better understanding of people with similar backgrounds. She often consults with companies and organizations to develop stronger and more astute teams, and ultimately find even more purpose in our individual and collective work. In addition to consulting with corporations, schools, and government grants, and keynote speaking and training, April serves as Executive Director of Transracial Journeys.
Story Key Notes:
🖐️ Adoptment – Mentoring Program
🖐️ The calendar as a practical tool for conversation and action supporting the needs of youth separated from family of origin.
🖐️ Mothers’ Day – the realities of complicated holidays in adoption and foster care
You can find out more about April by visiting:
April’s Podcast: Born in June, Raised in April: What Adoption Can Teach the World
Learn more about how you can affect change to the lives of youth in foster care by visiting https://www.comfortcases.org/