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  • 01:04

    Transracial Adoption: Parenting 12 to 18 Year Olds

    in Parents

    Parenting children tweens and teen requires a different approach than parenting preschool and school aged children. No where is this more true than when parenting transracially adopted kids. It helps to think about these differences when our children are young. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Beth Hall, founder and director of Pact and Adoption Alliance, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, and a mom to two transracially adopted young adults; and Judy Miller, an adoption educator and support specialist, author of the email course, Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, and mom of four through birth and adoption.


    For more information on this subject, check out the free resources on Transracial Adoption on our website. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us.


     


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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  • 01:02

    Adoption Tax Credit 2014-2015

    in Parents

    It's time for our annual adoption tax credit show. If you had adoption expenses in 2014, can you get a federal tax credit for them? Is this tax credit applicable to foster care adoption, or international adoption, or infant adoption? Can you claim birth mother expenses. Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, will interview Becky Wilmoth, an Enrolled Agent and Adoption Tax Credit Specialist® at Bills Tax Service, and a frequent speaker on this topic. We also have Josh Kroll, Adoption Tax Credit and Adoption Subsidy Coordinator at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).


     


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
    Highlights
     
    More Creating a Family resources on the adoption tax credit can be found here.

  • 00:46

    Adoptee Connection

    in Family

    Please join host Pam Dixon Kroskie on her newly structured radio show. Pam produced a successful radio show for a National Non-Profit for over three years and over 70,000 listens. Her previous guests were Michael Reagan, Patti Hawn and Daryl McDaniels from RUN DMC just to name a few. Pam also is an author herself of a children's book "Jack and Emma's Adoptee Journey"  Pam is also the President of HEAR- Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records- a non profit that has introduced legislation in Indiana- for adoptee rights.


    Pam's first guest in this series will be Sherrie Eldridge:


    A twice-reunited adoptee, Sherrie Eldridge is a straight-shooting, transparent, and compassionate author, speaker, and trainer in the field of adoption. Her books are research-based, yet woven within are poignant messages pounded out on the anvil of her own adoptee heart.


     This is what makes Eldridge unique! 


    One adoptive parent said she had a beautiful heart because she had the courage to tell him what his daughter might experience.


    Her first book, Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed, is required reading by many adoption agencies and universities. She has also authored six other books. Sherrie helps readers and listeners to understand the adopted child’s perspective on adoption and how to deepen connections between parent and child.


    Sherrie has been married to Bob Eldridge for 49 years. They have 2 married daughters and six grandchildren. For more information: http://SherrieEldridge.com


     


     

  • 00:10

    Immigration Reform - The Big Topic

    in Podcasting

    The topic of the day is immigration reform! I am with my guest speaker, Joanna, as she shares her inspiring story of how President Barack Obama's immigration reform helped her to experience the greatness of America that many Americans take for granted. Listen to her testominial and then YOU can decide (or have more information to make a decision) once and for all if the new immigration reform is good for America or not.


    * Episode Features*


    - A real testominial (honest and not a "paid" review of any kind) from guest speaker, Joanna, about how Obama's immigration reform has truly helped her and her family for the better.

  • 00:10

    Immigration Reform - The Big Topic

    in Podcasting

    The topic of the day is immigration reform! I am with my guest speaker, Joanna, as she shares her inspiring story of how President Barack Obama's immigration reform helped her to experience the greatness of America that many Americans take for granted. Listen to her testominial and then YOU can decide (or have more information to make a decision) once and for all if the new immigration reform is good for America or not.


    * Episode Features*


    - A real testominial (honest and not a "paid" review of any kind) from guest speaker, Joanna, about how Obama's immigration reform has truly helped her and her family for the better.

  • 00:10

    Immigration Reform - The Big Topic

    in Podcasting

    The topic of the day is immigration reform! I am with my guest speaker, Joanna, as she shares her inspiring story of how President Barack Obama's immigration reform helped her to experience the greatness of America that many Americans take for granted. Listen to her testominial and then YOU can decide (or have more information to make a decision) once and for all if the new immigration reform is good for America or not.


    * Episode Features*


    - A real testominial (honest and not a "paid" review of any kind) from guest speaker, Joanna, about how Obama's immigration reform has truly helped her and her family for the better.

  • 01:09

    Should You Use an Adoption Consultant, Facilitator, or Attorney

    in Parents

    Adopting a baby in the US can be confusing. Where do you find a child to adopt? How long does it take?  Should you use an adoption consultant, adoption facilitator, or adoption attorney. What is the difference and will is cost more or less and will it be faster? Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education and support organization, will interview guests Jim Thompson, an adoption attorney in South Carolina, and fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorney; Nicole Witt, with The Adoption Consultancy; and Lisa Sweet, a Licensed California Facilitator with Sweet Beginnings Adoptions. 


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:


    Blog Summary of the Show
     
    Highlights
     
    More Creating a Family resources on adoption attorneys can be found here.

  • 00:10

    Immigration Reform - The Big Topic

    in Podcasting

    The topic of the day is immigration reform! I am with my guest speaker, Joanna, as she shares her inspiring story of how President Barack Obama's immigration reform helped her to experience the greatness of America that many Americans take for granted. Listen to her testominial and then YOU can decide (or have more information to make a decision) once and for all if the new immigration reform is good for America or not.


    * Episode Features*


    - A real testominial (honest and not a "paid" review of any kind) from guest speaker, Joanna, about how Obama's immigration reform has truly helped her and her family for the better.

  • 00:31

    Abortion? Adoption? Abandonment? What Does Your Soul Want You To Learn?

    in Self Help

    Abortion is not always what it seems! Adoption is a birth conceived soul to soul - and abandonment reveals where you turned away from Source.


    In this month's FREE Conscious Living Series we explore these topics as seen through the eyes of your soul. We work with deciphering what you soul may have wanted you to experience and resolve by charting such gut-wrenching challenges. Our soul speaks to us through obstacles. Our challenge is be conscious enough to translate its language so we can respond? 


    Join me today for the 1st of 3 broadcasts in which I offer fresh, empowering ways to perceive your own experiences regarding these potentially life-defining and life-altering situations.


    On May 18th at 5:30 PM CST follow the link below to hear the 2nd Broadcast. Be guided through tapping sequences - resolve the wounds of your present and past. 


    Had An Abortion? Were You Adopted, or Abandoned and Still Hurt? It's Time to Heal!


    On May 27th and 11 AM CST tune in for the 3rd broadcast. Decipher and dissolve the metaphysical links.


    You Can Heal from Abortion, Understand and Accept Adoption, and Grow from Abandonment


    To learn more visit www/EFTForYourInnerChild.com - to schedule a FREE 15-minute Assessment call Cathryn directly at 6127107720

  • 00:56

    The Joy of Adoption with LeAnn Thieman

    in Moms and Family

    From stories about international orphaned babies, to children who spent years in foster care, to those who were adopted at birth, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption, conveys the true joy and unconditional love of adoption. Inspirational stories include those of infertile couples given the gift of parenthood, adopted children who thrive in their new families, and older people given a second chance at family.


    LeAnn Thieman is well known for having participated in the Vietnam Orphan airlift in April 1975, in which thousands of abandoned orphans were rescued, including her own son, who she says chose her.


    Join LeAnn Thieman and me on Tuesday, March 24, 10-11 A.M. CT US, as we discuss the 40th anniversary of Operation Babylift and some of  the 101 fascinating and heartwarming stories about meant-to-be kids joining their forever families.

  • 00:45

    Chew the Phat Kewl Khat: Peter Ferrara From Forbes On Welfare Reform!

    in Politics

    Can welfare reform end poverty in America? Peter Ferrara believes it can. Peter is a great article writer and a great contributer to Forbes! Peter has writen numerous articles about many different subjets of interest. Do not be surprised if he wakes you up to what welfare reform will mean to our country as a whole. Come listen to Peter Ferrara speak and answer questions that anyone may have about how our government spends over a trillion dollars a year on welfare! Call in and share your two cents on this issue. Call in at 1-347-677-1837.


    The passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996 changed the way the federal government finances cash welfare to low-income families. Instead of a matching grant, states receive a set amount of federal funds in the form of a block grant with no adjustments for inflation, caseload numbers, or state spending. Social assistance programs, however, tend to experience increased demand in recessions – more people require assistance from the government during difficult economic times. To meet increased demand, states have to increase spending, but recessions usually bring lower revenues to states, requiring some cuts to discretionary spending. Analysts were concerned that PRWORA’s change to a block grant would jeopardize social spending during times of state fiscal stress and cause states to disproportionately cut welfare spending during recession.