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Friends Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria Washington both discovered as adults they were adopted. Each quickly learned that Black Adoption is common, but taboo to speak about in private or publicly. The voices of Black adoptees - especially those adopted by Black families - are rarely heard. If every birth has a story, why is no one telling ours? In 2019, Dr. Sam and Sandria partnered to create Black to the Beginning to disrupt the legacy of secrecy, stigma, shame, and silence about Black Adoption.

Black to the Beginning is a multi-platform initiative that powers The Black Adoption Podcast, an unapologetic and culturally-relevant platform that amplifies the adoption conversation by placing the stories of #BlackAndAdopted adults and #TheBlackFamily at the center. With each conversation, more healing happens for generations of Black families and #ForTheCulture!

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