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The Final Home Study Visit

9/1/2018
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It's Markéta's three-month birthday, and we're back for a new episode! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby, I Love You" ©1967 Aretha Franklin

Duration:00:41:47

Livin' that Veggie Life

8/5/2018
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To vegan or not to vegan? Jess and Paul discuss, in episode 35. Plus, in other news, daycares in Brooklyn are flippin' expensive! Email us! WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Mama Said" ©1960 The Shirelles

Duration:00:29:55

Poop, Peanut Butter Cups, and Picnics

7/23/2018
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Join Jess and Paul for an update on life with a newborn! Find out what Baby Girl's name is, plus we answer some listener questions ... and more! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Unless I'm Led" ©2011 Mates of State

Duration:00:52:58

Featuring the Little Gremlin

7/8/2018
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Jess and Paul stop in for a quick update on their last two weeks—accompanied by a teeny tiny, very talkative special guest. :) Email us! WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "The Circle Game" ©1970 Joni Mitchell

Duration:00:09:40

The Episode We've All Been Waiting For

6/24/2018
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Guys, it happened. Paul and Jess are parents! And ... very sleepy. :) Tune in to episode 32 for all the latest! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" ©1987 Beastie Boys

Duration:00:37:20

Big News!

6/10/2018
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After nearly 8 months as a waiting family, Jess and Paul have some news! Ahhh!! Email us! WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Cry Baby" ©1971 Janis Joplin

Duration:00:54:08

Episode 30: An Intro to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

5/27/2018
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Jess met her self-imposed deadline! Yay! Spend episode 30 with Jess and Paul as they discuss fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), and the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Also we finally had that check-in call with our social worker—find out how it went! Email us if you have questions/stories to share about FASD or anything else adoption-related! WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby" © 2013 She & Him

Duration:01:00:34

Back to Reality

5/13/2018
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Greece was amazing. Paul's subsequent surgery was ... not. But if this year has taught us anything, it's how to roll with the punches! Join Jess and Paul for (a still a little jet-lagged) episode 29. Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "I Wanna Get Better" ©2014 Bleachers

Duration:00:33:07

Another Week, Another Apartment ... Still No Calls

4/29/2018
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Paul's back from Cali! The move is over! The Greece trip starts now! Join us for episode 28, in which we are way too tired and slap happy! Woo! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com! Music: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" ©1967 Peter, Paul and Mary

Duration:00:29:42

Marketing Yourself for Adoption Pt. 2

4/15/2018
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Paul is in California for work but Jess is an independent woman who gets stuff done! So, join Jess for this solo episode in which she talks to herself for 40 minutes about lots of stuff—including marketing yourself to expectant parents. Visit https://goo.gl/JkZgFi to check out Sudio headphones and earbuds! Use code WECANDOTHIS for 15% off any purchase AND free shipping worldwide! Music: "One" ©1968 Three Dog Night

Duration:00:41:38

"All" About International Adoption from South Africa

4/1/2018
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In episode 26, Jess and Paul share what they've learned about adopting internationally from South Africa! Thanks to our sponsor Sudio Sweden! Looking for a set of earphones/earbuds that sound AND look amazing? Visit Sudio at https://goo.gl/JkZgFi, and enter code WECANDOTHIS for 15% off and free shipping worldwide. And, as always, email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Africa" ©1982 Toto

Duration:00:39:20

From the Latin "Adoptare"

3/18/2018
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We're back! And with some amazing emails, a couple wonky life changes, and a brand new computer! :) Join the conversation! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Biggest Part of Me" ©1980 Ambrosia

Duration:00:46:01

Quick Update

3/11/2018
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Since Jess's notes on South Africa disappeared in the Great Laptop Crash of 2018, we're skipping another week. :( But come back next week for a brand new episode! And in the meantime, email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com!

Duration:00:01:39

Representations in Media and Pop Culture Pt. 2

3/3/2018
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We're back! And so is Jess's computer! In episode 23 we pick up where we left off with Representations in Media and Pop Culture numero dos! Email us at WeCanDoThis [at] gmail [dot] com. Clips: The Avengers ©2012 Marvel Studios Despicable Me ©2010 Universal Pictures The Christmas Prince ©2017 Motion Picture Corporation of America Twinsters ©2015 Small Package Films Music: "The Hard-Knock Life" ©1999 Walt Disney

Duration:00:57:01

Technical difficulties

2/24/2018
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Hey guys, just a quick update. We're having some computer issues this week and don't have access to our recording and editing software, so unfortunately we'll have to skip this week. :( But we'll be back next weekend with Representations in Media and Pop Culture Pt. 2! Thanks for understanding! xx Jess and Paul

Duration:00:01:26

Representations in Media and Pop Culture Pt. 1

2/18/2018
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As promised, episode 21 centers around the good and not-so-good portrayals of adoption and foster care in film, books, and television. There's a LOT to discuss on this topic, so we're breaking it up into two episodes. Tune in next week for part 2. Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: The Fosters theme ©2013 ABC Family/Freeform Audio clips: Easy A ©2010 Sony Pictures Dinosaur Train ©2009 The Jim Henson Company A Child of the State TED Talk ©2012 Lemn Sissay

Duration:00:46:09

"All" About Paul

2/11/2018
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It's Paul's turn to be interviewed! Get a glimpse into his mind regarding such fascinating subjects as kangaroo pouches, peanut butter cups, and ... gerrymandering. (Also, please forgive the sound of the dogs chewing their bones in the background. At least it kept them occupied during recording time!) Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby Beluga" ©1980 Raffi

Duration:00:34:19

"All" About Jess

2/4/2018
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Paul had an idea: Let's interview each other. So, in episode 19, he asks Jess the hard hitting questions about life, dictatorships, and TV shows. Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby Baby Baby" ©1964 Anna King and Bobby Byrd

Duration:00:34:33

The Caprices of an Unwitting Tyrant

1/28/2018
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It's episode 18, and after last weekend's baby class, Jess and Paul are READY TO PARENT! Okay, maybe not entirely, but they get some really awesome and insightful emails from listeners that are sure to help! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Sunshine Baby" ©2003 Reamonn

Duration:00:31:33

Marching Toward Tomorrow

1/21/2018
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Jess and Paul are ... still waiting for a call. But they're keeping busy! In episode 17, we discuss the Women's March, lingerie bags, late night trips to Rite-Aid, and whether or not to read the baby books. Join the conversation! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "All That She Wants" ©1992 Ace of Base

Duration:00:38:12