Fair warning! This episode will make you cry, laugh, and feel all the feelings. Join us as Dr. Jill’s good friend, Elisha shared the story of her motherhood and how she adopted her sister’s daughter along with the gifts, opportunities, and challenges that came with it.
Parental issues, breaking generational curses and individual healing for the collective healing is the heart of this episode.
- Black families have been adopting their children traditionally and did not have the need to go through the formality
- Elisha’s engagement
- Elisha’s story of how she adopted her sister’s daughter
- Breaking the cycles of addiction
- The challenge of co-parenting a child of relatives
- Jill’s childhood story
About The Show:
A Tribe Called Fertility is a platform to share conversations about maternal health, black families, and their experiences around fertility. Our mission is to provide support and possible solutions to decrease birth disparities for black babies and maternal mortality outcomes for black women.
Read more about the hosts and their birth stories in Our Stories page.
About Elisha Stevenson:
Elisha has worked in education for over fifteen years. The majority of her career has been spent in the K-12 sector and she has recently transitioned to a role in higher education. In her roles, she has always been a staunch advocate for the underserved and minority groups.
She is currently a grants project manager for Rowan School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from her coveted HBCU, Delaware State University, and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arcadia University. She is happily married to the love of her life, DeShawn and they celebrated ten years of marriage in 2020. Together they have an amazing quartet of children. In 2018, Elisha took a leap of faith and started her own business. Through Perfectly Placed, she provides the cleaning and organizational services to families and businesses in the tri-state area.
Connect with Elisha Stevenson, M.Ed.:
Before and After Reel of Elisha’s work with Dr. Jill: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CTyOWNtA5aG/.
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