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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:
     
    Highlights
     

  • 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.

  • 00:10

    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.

  • 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.

  • 00:56

    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.

  • 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.

  • 00:07

    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.

  • 00:32

    Reform?? or Sleight of Hand - With Rep. Jeffrey Pogue

    in Politics Conservative

    You will hear a lot of discussion this week from Missouri legislators talking about welfare reform.  Welfare reform is a very important topic for many people.  It is vital for the truth about the reform bill to be told.  Was it real reform?  Or was it simply sleight of hand?  Representative Jeffrey Pogue will reveal the truth about the reform to Missouri's TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Program on this show.


    We will also be updating some bills that were discussed on our Second Half preview show and giving you some action steps to protect our state. 


    Link to Action Steps: http://ccinaction.org/reform-or-sleight-of-hand-action-steps/