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Ep #153 - Matrescence and Adoption with Melissa Christian

Uncategorized Oct 28, 2020

Matrescence isn't about birthing a child. It is about the whole journey of nurturing and raising children. It is about the way lose ourselves and find new versions of ourselves in and around our role a Mother. And in today''s podcast episode I am sharing with you the amazing story (so far) of an incredible mother of 3, Melissa Christian.
Melissa is currently an adoptive mum of 3 beautiful children via inter-country adoption. Now a stay at home mum, she spent her working life as an early childhood educator in the early years sector. She is now looking to support other adoptive mothers who are navigating the journey of motherhood.
After recognising post adoption depression and feeling alone in her own journey, Melissa attended therapeutic parenting workshops to better understand her own parenting experiences and recognising the guilt we carry as new mums. From speaking with other adoptive mothers and hearing their experiences, she recognised a real need within the adoption community.
Melissa is reaching out to adoptive mothers via her Facebook group Matrescence for Adoptive Mother’s. The strong response has encouraged her to continue to reach out and support the greater adoptive community and creating safe environments for mothers to supported and comfortable opening up.
You can find her Facebook Group for Adoptive Mothers:

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