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On this special round table show we we will only have two guests. Eugenea Couture and Kari Fox Kelley
Both are Authors and former foster children and we will explore the feelings of not being adopted. We will also discuss
the lack of laws and programs for those who leave the foster care system with nothing. There will also be tough quiestions that
need to be more looked into such as: Is there segregation between those who have been adopted and those who are not? Are they treated equally
in education, given same things as children who are adopted or living foster homes? As well as many other things
How can adoptive parents talk with their children about their birth parents. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jennifer Bliss, the National Associate Counseling Director at the Independent Adoption Center, a non-profit domestic infant adoption agency; and Danielle Goodman, Lead Social Worker in the Delaware office of Adoptions from the Heart, a nonprofit domestic infant adoption agency.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on talking to adopted children about birth parents can be found here.
Internationally adopted children most often do not speak any English when they are adopted. How do they acquire English once home and what can parents do to help. Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education and support organization, will interview Dr. Sharon Glennen, Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies at Towson University in Maryland. Dr. Glennen researches how children adopted from abroad acquire English after adoption.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
More Creating a Family resources on international adoption can be found here.
Romney Family Joins Hollywood fad of Adopting Black Babies..Join us as we speak to an Adoptee Survior, Dockothy Davis! *Last week former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced that he had a new addition to his family.
Romney posted a picture on Twitter with the caption,“ Our 22nd grandchild was officially adopted today: Kieran James Romney.”
The picture was of an adorable African American baby who was adopted by one of his sons.
Now here’s where things get interesting. Apparently the name Kieran means “little dark one” in Gaelic. The name is pretty common in Ireland, which translates to “black” or “dark.”
Mitt Romney, AKA Mr. 1% , has a lot of grand kids but you think he would at least be able to keep count and keep up. He announced on Twitter that his 22nd grandchild, Kieran James Romney, was officially adopted. Um, one problem. Back in July, Mitt Romney, tweeted that he and his wife welcomed their 22nd grandchild. Which is it Mitt?
"People immediately started speculating about what type of life he’s going to have growing up with the Romneys, who are known for being severely out of touch when it comes to the poor and minority communities. We should say a serious prayer for our little Kieran.
Join us tonight on The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Dockothy Davis. Mr. Davis will discuss, growing up as a foster child and then living with a white family in an exclusive white town.
Aydian Dowling is an FTM transgender activist from Patchogue, Long Island. Aydian documented his own transition on YouTube as a way to voice his thoughts, fears, and successes; as well as offer a support mechanism for others looking to transition. His YouTube channel, A Lions Fears, quickly became popular and to date, has nearly 200 videos, reaches over 11k followers, and has more than 1 million views. In 2011, Aydian was chosen as one of three LGBT persons to have their stories showcased on the Emmy Nominated It Gets Better Project on MTV. Aydian and his now wife, Jenilee, spoke of their soon to be wedding and the challenges transgendered couples face when planning to wed. 2011 also marked the year Aydian Launched Point5cc, the first of its kind, stealth clothing company designed to highlight transgender pride. Point5cc also supply free binders to those in need throughout the community and offers $1,000 scholarships, annually, for individual surgery funds. Point5cc is the first binder exchange program that has been adopted by LGBT centers around the USA and its clothing has been worn by notable advocates such as Dan Savage of the It Gets Better Project, and Buck Angel. Point5cc is also a special feature on the Matthew Shepard Foundation youth website called Matthews Place. Aydian presented to his peers on the topic of Masculinizing Your Body at the 2013 Southern Comfort Conference, in Atlanta, GA; which followed his 2012 presentation on the topic of Emotional Transition. Aydian has also done interviews with Fusion TV, FTM Magazine, the Trevor Project, as well as spoken at colleges such as Montana State and University of Oregon. Aydian continues his mission to help others by answering hundreds of emails a month and documenting his ongoing transition.
The vocabulary Rome use to rule people, is first God, Jesus Christ, heaven and hell. Many people do not know that the bible at its core represents a fictional picture to be taken as a literal world in which they live. Time and space have allowed the Romans to use dictitorial maneuvers of penal laws,with religious edicts to shape societal form of behavior. In doing so over time the fictional picture takes on normative realism, and the literal situation in words is adopted to specious thinking with literal perception. It has culminated into a world of people living in mass confusion, and we are seeing it all around in every country, State, City, Town, prisons, mental institutionse and in homes. All because of a fictional book the bible.
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.
Suspense Radio is back with another great show with 60 minutes of author interviews.
On today's show we will have author C.S. Harris and then author Paige McKenzie.
Paige Mckenzie: The Haunting of the Sunshine Girl.
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just ... creepy.
C.S. Harris: Who Buries The Dead, a Sebastian St. Cyr book.
The grisly murder of a West Indies slave owner and the reappearance of a dangerous enemy from Sebastian St. Cyr’s past combine to put C. S. Harris’s “troubled but compelling antihero” (Booklist) to the ultimate test in this taut, thrilling mystery.
Chip Davis will talk about his book, Trail of the Raven, Haiti.
About Trail of the Raven, Haiti: Jack's life consisted of new schools, in new towns, with the same old problems. The pattern continued until he saw Ana deep in the woods. Through Ana, Jack developed a keen interest in learning who he was and where he came from, his ancestors. "The best way to learn about your ancestors is to put yourself in the same environment they were in. It isn't enough to know what they did. If you really want to know them, you need to learn about what shaped them into who they were." Those were Ana's words. Her death left Jack with the realization that he knew little of this amazing woman who was his adopted mother. The first step of Jack's quest takes him to the last place she visited before his adoption, the island of Haiti. New friends, unexpected events, and the island itself give Jack a greater understanding of Ana and ultimately himself. Come with Jack as he begins his Journey.
About Chip Davis: Chip discovered a passion for travel as a boy when his family moved from Arkansas to Kenya for two years as missionaries. He continued moving regularly as an adult, working construction jobs across several states, until having two school-aged sons dictated that he settle down. Fast forward through 15 years of structural design, the boys are grown and it is time to travel once again.
Chip's dream is to become like Jack, the main character in his books. He will be traveling, learning new cultures and places, and looking for ways to help people along the way. This, in turn, will fuel the books to come.
If you don't always feel good about yourself, use the NEW YEAR to create a NEW SELF-IMAGE and IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE!
The most common reason people lack SELF-ESTEEM is because they don't live up to the standard they think they should. Expectations are programmed into our minds by family, culture and environment and many times we don't know why we adopted certain standards or even consciously realize we have them.
Do you spend a lot of time watching TV...celebrity news and even following trends on Social Media, this could be the cause of your LOW SELF CONFIDENCE because you are absorbing other people's beliefs and standards. So RIGHT NOW think about WHAT YOU WANT and ACT ACCORDINGLY.
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Join us, Tuesday March 17th, 2015 at 7:00 pm Est Usa, as Miss Raina reaches out to the souls and families of adoption.
Adoption is a beautiful expression of love from a set of unfamiliar people to an infant baby of whom would be without family and a decent start in life. For many adults, adoption is about giving a child love, a home, a family and a true chance at life. Even as a family gives their adopted child the essence of what they need, still many adopted children go through life with displacement and emptiness. A common batch of uneasy feelings race through the minds of many adopted children which leave them feeling unloved, unaccepted and isolated evening in a loving world.
Miss Raina will reach out to those adopted children and their families whom have struggle with the struggle of emptiness
Call Miss Raina and speak live: (310) 861-2341
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