If you are enjoying the content, please leave a review!
April 16, 2021

09. Grief, Anxiety, and Adoption: Interview with Ashley Banion

09. Grief, Anxiety, and Adoption: Interview with Ashley Banion

Sandee’s guest today is Ashley Banion, an English teacher, published author, high school cheerleading coach and mom. She always dreamed of becoming a published author, but she put that dream aside when she became an English teacher. In this episode, Ashle

Apple Podcasts podcast player badge
Spotify podcast player badge
Google Podcasts podcast player badge
Castro podcast player badge
RSS Feed podcast player badge

🏫 Ashley enjoys working in an elementary school. 2:46

🥰 Ashley and her husband, Vince, are highschool sweethearts, but they’ve known each other since kindergarten. 4:02

👶 I want to adopt a baby. 7:14

🎌 A free trip to Japan, and Japan’s program for adoption. 8:24

🗾 International adoption takes longer than adoption in the states, so the year-long wait felt like the longest year of Ashley’s life. 12:08

🤯 Ashley received the call that changed her life. 14:58

🎭 Handling the ups and downs of her adoption journey, and coping with mixed feelings. 17:54

☯️ Loss in adoption. 20:00

🙏 Ashley is very grateful. 25:00

🏃‍♀️ Jogging helped Ashely with the stress and anxiety issues she had. 26:16

🌺 Mizuki is Ashley’s daughter's name, which means beautiful. 30:10 

🌊 “Grief is like an ocean.” 32:06 

👧🏻 Everly is a cute, independent, and sassy girl. 33:32

🧐 When is the right time to tell your child about adoption? 36:15

👘 Ashley plans to go to Japan with Everly and learn Japanese. 41:03

🤣 The first days of motherhood in Japan were not easy, especially with no changing tables in the coffee shops. 41:42

☀️ Exposing your vulnerability is essential to helping other people. 47:43


Connect with Ashley: 





Connect with Sandee