Adoption STAR Podcasts

Adoption STAR produces a monthly podcast on different adoption topics.


January edition

Helen Weinstein, who is the Coordinator of the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Effects Program of the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, joins us to speak about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), parenting a child with FAS, and much, much more.


December edition

Adoption STAR Podcast Michael Hill speaks about the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Project and educating medical professionals about adoption.


Two part National Adoption Month edition

We speak about different ways to celebrate adoption during National Adoption Month and Jim and Rachel share their adoption journey.

Part 1

Part 2


August edition

Adoption STAR Birth Parent Specialist, Sue Shaw, speaks about the myths of adoption, open and semi-open adoption and much much more.


July edition

Adoption STAR CEO and Founder, Michele Fried, and Adoption STAR E-Marketing Coordinator, Alex Rubin, discuss how the growth of social media has effected relationships in adoption. Michele also has tips for a healthy and ongoing relationship as a birth parent, adoptive parent or adoptee.