Michelle Madrid-Branch is an author, speaker, international adoptee, and global advocate for women and children; specializing in the areas of adoption, foster care, abandonment recovery, and identity reconciliation. Her mission is to ensure that the adoption community is heard, seen, valued, respected, and understood.

She is the Host of The Greater Than Podcast which shares real stories of resilience to inspire those within the adoption and foster care community. Michelle shares stories of triumph over challenge and asks: What inspires a person to move beyond struggle? And, how can we motivate and inspire others to stand Greater Than the obstacles that have tried to keep them down?

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Empowering Women, Empowering Children

The status of women and the well-being of children are deeply interwoven. When women are healthy, educated, and empowered, the quality of their children’s health care, nutrition, education, and family stability increases. Empowered women are also better able to achieve equality in the workplace and have a greater voice in the political sphere—leading to prosperous communities, and a better world shared by all. 

The Greater Than Podcast

The Greater Than Podcast shares real stories of resilience to inspire those within the adoption and foster care community. We do so through conversations with individuals who have risen up over life’s disappointments and pain. Host, international adoptee, and mom-by-adoption, Michelle Madrid-Branch shares their diverse stories of triumph over challenge and asks: What is the internal drive that urges a person to move beyond struggle? And, how can we motivate and inspire each other to stand Greater Than the obstacles that have tried to keep us down? These themes are explored within a framework of faith, respect, inclusion, and love.

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When you help a woman, you help the world.

Children Without Families

UNICEF estimates there are 17,900,000 orphans worldwide who have lost both parents—and 153,000,000 who have lost one parent—living in orphanages or on the street today. When you add the number of children who are forced to enter foster care systems because their parents are unable or unwilling to care for them, the result is a staggering number of the world’s children without a family to call their own.

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“I commend you for your compassionate work on behalf of adoption, an issue that is close to my heart.”
– Hillary Rodham Clinton

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