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Are you in the process of becoming a mom through the gift of domestic newborn adoption? Are you struggling with the emotional rollercoaster of the waiting process? Wondering when the paperwork will end and when becoming a mom will become begin? Maybe you already have adopted and are wondering how to navigate some difficult situations? If you answered yes to any of these, you are in the right place. Welcome to the Soulful Adoption podcast. Each week, Dr. Cynthia Hawver will discuss new topics related to adoption and how to nurture your body, mind, and soul. Dr. Cynthia Hawver is a clinical psychologist and coach, working in the field for 20 years. She is also the mom of two amazing little boys through the gift of domestic newborn adoption and has been married to her husband for 23 years. She shares her professional and personal wisdom of adoption in a way that is relatable, practical, and hopeful.

Are you in the process of becoming a mom through the gift of domestic newborn adoption? Are you struggling with the emotional rollercoaster of the waiting process? Wondering when the paperwork will end and when becoming a mom will become begin? Maybe you already have adopted and are wondering how to navigate some difficult situations? If you answered yes to any of these, you are in the right place. Welcome to the Soulful Adoption podcast. Each week, Dr. Cynthia Hawver will discuss new topics related to adoption and how to nurture your body, mind, and soul. Dr. Cynthia Hawver is a clinical psychologist and coach, working in the field for 20 years. She is also the mom of two amazing little boys through the gift of domestic newborn adoption and has been married to her husband for 23 years. She shares her professional and personal wisdom of adoption in a way that is relatable, practical, and hopeful.

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Are you in the process of becoming a mom through the gift of domestic newborn adoption? Are you struggling with the emotional rollercoaster of the waiting process? Wondering when the paperwork will end and when becoming a mom will become begin? Maybe you already have adopted and are wondering how to navigate some difficult situations? If you answered yes to any of these, you are in the right place. Welcome to the Soulful Adoption podcast. Each week, Dr. Cynthia Hawver will discuss new topics related to adoption and how to nurture your body, mind, and soul. Dr. Cynthia Hawver is a clinical psychologist and coach, working in the field for 20 years. She is also the mom of two amazing little boys through the gift of domestic newborn adoption and has been married to her husband for 23 years. She shares her professional and personal wisdom of adoption in a way that is relatable, practical, and hopeful.

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English


Episodes

Episode 7: Three People You Need In Your Corner When Going Through Adoption

5/19/2020
Going through the adoption process isn’t a walk in the park. It can be filled with stress and anxiety as much as it is filled with excitement and love. And to help you navigate this journey, you will need to have certain individuals who can help you. This is why I truly recommend having three important people in your “team” to help you go through the process as informed, knowledgeable, and sane as possible. If you’re going through the adoption process right now, already start to ook...

Duration:00:19:35

Episode 6: Open vs Closed Adoption

5/12/2020
One of the most important concepts you need to think about when going through the adoption process is whether you want to have an open adoption, semi-open adoption, or a closed adoption. In this episode, I’m going to tell you more about it and the things you need to consider when making this very big decision. You need to figure out what’s going to be best for you, your child and your future. This is not an easy decision for people to make because there are so many considerations you have...

Duration:00:29:06

Episode 5: Coping With Mother’s Day

5/7/2020
Mother’s day is just around the corner. In this episode I want to talk about coping with this holiday through infertility, through the decision to adopt, and the waiting process. I know that this can be a very difficult time. It can feel overwhelming because it is a big reminder of something we really want to have in our life but don’t. The biggest message I can leave you with today is that it’s okay to have feelings of grief and allow yourself to feel the space to have these emotions, in...

Duration:00:28:34

Episode 4: What type of adoption is the best fit for you?

4/29/2020
There are several different ways you can go about adopting a child. You need to go within yourself and see what feels right for you. There are many things to consider so try to base it on what feels best for you. In this episode, my goal is to get you more in touch with the best adoption type for you and how you go about figuring that out. Adoption is a lifelong commitment and you want to make sure it’s the right one. Links: Dr. Cynthia Hawver WebsiteDr. Cynthia Hawver FacebookDr....

Duration:00:28:48

Episode 3: How do you know if Adoption is Right For You?

4/22/2020
One of the questions I get quite often when working with women dealing with infertility is how to know if they’re ready to adopt. It’s a hard question. A very personal decision and one that no one truly should or can answer but you. In this episode, I want to give you things to think about and hold in your heart as you make the decision of adoption. I’ll be sharing how I got to this decision and things that I’ve heard from women on how they got to that point. For many people, it can be a...

Duration:00:21:15

My Adoption Journey

4/14/2020
In today’s podcast I want to share my personal story and journey of how I became a mama. This is my holiday miracle and the one I am always most grateful so it felt good to share it on a day that is all about giving thanks. I get asked a lot about adoption, especially when people see us with our 2 boys who are both bi-racial. I am sensitive in sharing this story from my perspective as my kids will someday have their own adoption story. There are parts of my journey removed to protect their...

Duration:00:54:01

Episode 1: Navigating Adoption During Covid-19

4/10/2020
I never thought that I would be starting the Soulful Adoption Podcast with this topic. The whole world is dealing with COVID-19 today but not everyone is dealing with it like you are. If you are a mom-to-be going through the adoption process during this pandemic, please know that you are not alone. I want to be able to support you through this time by offering you my own personal knowledge and psychological training through this podcast. We are going to talk about dealing with adoption...

Duration:00:22:50

Episode 33 - Mama Shrink Signing Off

3/11/2020
In this episode I am going to be sharing with you some big changes that are about to happen on Mama Shrink. I have loved doing the Mama Shrink podcast. It has been fulfilling and wonderful sharing advice with people. I’ve also gotten great feedback that it has helped them and that means the world to me. However, in the online world, it’s important to focus on a particular niche. And for the longest time I’ve wanted to serve Mamapreneurs. But, it’s also a flooded market and a very hard...

Duration:00:15:30

Episode 32 - How To Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

3/4/2020
This is the last part of my series on discussing eating disorders. Today I’ll be talking about helping and supporting people in recovery. I’ll be discussing things that you should and shouldn’t say to people who have gone through an eating disorder Most often than not, people don’t get what recovering individuals are going through. People in recovery are very sensitive to their environment, things that are being said to them, and comments they receive. And that’s the part I really want to...

Duration:00:22:59

Episode 31 - Do you have an eating disorder?

2/26/2020
Last week, I talked about my journey with anorexia nervosa. Today, I’m going to dive into the 3 main types of eating disorders and give you some facts, statistics and things to look out for in case you have an eating disorder or know someone who does. Eating disorders are all really about control. It’s also about feeling anxiety, loneliness and depression. Food becomes a source of comfort and it’s always there. Once you have an eating disorder, you’ll always have it. I am doing a 3-part...

Duration:01:08:07

Episode 30 - My Journey with Anorexia Nervosa

2/20/2020
For the longest time, I've been wanting to do a series of episodes on eating disorders. I specialize in this area and I feel that it’s a really important topic that I want to give it justice. If you’ve listened to some of my previous episodes, you already know that I’ve dealth with an eating disorder, too, when I was young. I know how it feels and I want to share it’s seriousness with you in the hopes that you or someone you know will be helped or will reach out for help. This will be a 3...

Duration:00:56:14

Episode 29 - 20 Things I have Learned in my 48 Years of Life

2/12/2020
As a tribute to my upcoming birthday, I've decided to talk about growing older. In my 48 years of existence on this planet, I share with you the top 20 things I have learned in my journey in hopes that it will get you to think about your own life, what you value, and things to consider as you move forward in life. Before I start the episode, I’d like to let you know that I am looking for just a few people to do some 1-on-1 coaching. We will dive deep and change your mindset. If you are...

Duration:00:53:53

Episode 28 - Do I Need A Psychologist or a Coach

2/5/2020
In today’s episode, I am going to be sharing with you my thoughts on a question I have gotten so many times: What is the difference between working with a psychologist or working with a coach. I am a clinical psychologist and a coach, so I can speak to both. The work of a psychologist and coach may be similar in some ways but they also differ in many ways. I’m here to teach you the difference and how you can figure out which you need in your life. Before I start the episode, I want to let...

Duration:00:29:04

Episode 27 - Good and Bad Therapy, How to Find the Right Therapist

1/29/2020
Mamas, it is so important to have a good therapist for yourself and for your children if either of you need one. You shouldn’t settle for a therapist just because it’s convenient, they accept your insurance, or because you’ve worked with someone forever and don’t want to start over. In this episode, I’m going to be talking to you about what you need to look for and what you should want regarding good and bad therapy. I’m going to give you some tips and tricks on how to know for sure that...

Duration:00:47:04

Episode 26 - The Eight Year Old Blues

1/22/2020
In today’s episode I want to jump into something a little less heavy than what I’ve talked about last week. Well, it’s still kind of heavy for me and maybe for some of you moms listening. Lately, I’ve noticed a huge transition in my son from turning 7 to 8. But in this episode I will discuss how to not take this personally (even as I cry in the bathroom) and understand the changes they are going through as well. I will end today by discussing warning signs of something more serious that may...

Duration:00:32:03

Episode 25 - Raising Children of a Different Race

1/15/2020
I want to dive deeper into the topic of adoption and share with you my own experience of raising children of a different race than my husband and I. This often gets flagged as a very heated topic and I have resisted discussing it until now, but it important and I always I promise to be authentic with all of you. Let me start by saying, “Happy Gotcha Day Thomas!” In honor of my favorite day, the discussion of adoption is perfect. After listening to the episode, please let me know your...

Duration:00:43:13

Episode 24 - Invite People Into Your Mess

1/8/2020
In the midst of the first week of the new decade, I hope you set intentions and not put too much pressure on yourself this new year. If you listened to my podcast from 2 weeks ago, I talked about the goals I’ve set for myself for this coming year. And today, I’m going to talk about my own experience with reaching those goals. Personally, it’s very hard for me and it might be hard for you as well to implement changes in your life but it’s important that we check in with ourselves and work...

Duration:00:24:45

Episode 23 - Card Telling Tips for The New Year

1/2/2020
Happy new year, mommas! I'm part of a group by James Redmore where he gave us these cards with different quotes. And today I've picked out some of my favorite quotes to share with you and how you can make these happen for you this 2020. I have learned from these quotes myself and I want to share them with you in the hopes that it will inspire you to be more and do more this new year. Links: Mama Shrink WebsiteMama Shrink Facebook Pagedrcynthia@mamashrink.com

Duration:00:33:42

Episode 22 - Aligning In The Year

12/25/2019
Merry Christmas, Mommas! Today is the day after Christmas and I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with your kids. Now that we are embarking on a new year and a new decade, I thought I would dive deep into some possibilities for people to think about things that they want going into the new year. These are just some suggestions. Overall, I think you should set more energy to go more into that spiritual part of you this new year. Think about what you want for yoursef, what you want your life...

Duration:00:22:21

Episode 21 - Bullying

12/18/2019
Hi Mamas! Welcome back to another podcast episode. Today we are going to talk about Child Bullying. I want to go into 2020 with more positivity.. And this is why I am about tackling this podcast for December. There is a lot going on with our kids and we have to be okay, as parents, in owning what we need to do for our children. As moms, we need to know what we need to do and what we need to be on the lookout for. We need to talk to our kids about Bullying and let them know what it means....

Duration:00:22:33