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  • 00:09

    Adoption Focus - "Having Faith" a conversation with Angela, an Adoptive Mom.

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    Angela and her husband were a waiting Adoption Associates Adoptive Family who were excited to build their family through adoption. Listen as she shares their  heartfelt story, which spans fours years. During which time they experienced disappointment, loss and eventually parenthood. Faith in knowing their child would come kept them going, and today they are parents of a beautiful little girl. Their message... " Never stop believing..."

  • 00:43

    Adoption Focus: "Having Faith" a conversation with Angela, an Adoptive Mom.

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    Listen as Angela shares her family's adoptive journey which over the course of 4 years is filled with multiple losses and disappointments. During this time Angela and her husband Jim always had FAITH their child would find them. In 2014 this Adoption Associates family became complete when they received  a child through "Safe Delivery" , which is part of The Michigan Safe Delivery of Newborns Act.  Their story is inspirational and heart warming, as is their message " to never give up " .

  • 01:04

    Special Challenges of Kinship Adoption

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    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Robin Sizemore, Exec. Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, an international adoption agency with an active kinship adoption  program; Lorrin Pekarske an adoption social worker for the Catholic Charities supporting all types of adoptive families, including relative adoptions; and Tim Eirich, an adoption attorney with Grob & Eirich, LLC, specializes in adoption, child welfare cases, and assisted reproduction, and a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. 


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


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  • 01:07

    Adoption Tax Credit 2016

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    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Becky Wilmoth, an Adoption Tax Credit Specialist at Bills Tax Service, and Josh Kroll, Adoption Tax Credit Coordinator at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).


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  • 00:23

    A Special Adoption Journey , with Lea

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    Listen with an open heart as Lea shares her Adoption Story. Adopted from Korea as a young child and growing up as the cherished daughter of an amazing Adoption Social Worker, Lea speaks honestly about her life and journey. Dont miss this interview!


     

  • 00:18

    Adoption and Birthmothers Generationally

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    Meet Glenda, a Mom and Grandmother whose daughter chose to become a birthmother. Learn how adoption has touched their family in many ways and how she is a source of strength and support.

  • Adoption Support with Carrie Burrows, Adoptive Family Consultant

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    Meet Carrie Burrows, Adoptive Parent and Adoptive Parent Consultant for Adoptive Family Support Network  ( www.afsn.org ) as she shares what supports exist for Adoptive families. Listen as we discuss  her journey and find out how you can advocate for yourself and your family.What common threads connect Adoptive Families?

  • 01:07

    Adult Transracial Adoptees Teach Us About Adoption

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    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rhonda Roorda, author of In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption, and an adult transracial adoptee.


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


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  • 01:04

    Transitioning from Fertility Treatment to Adoption

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    Many patients at some point decide that it is time to consider other options other than IVF, donor sperm or donor egg, or surrogacy. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Pat Irwin Johnson, speaker and author of Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families; and Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW and assistant director of outreach Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children. 


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


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  • 00:52

    2 Great Adoption/Infertility Books for the Holidays

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    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Tom Lamarr, author of Geezer Dad and Jillian Lauren, author of Everything You Ever Wanted.


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


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  • 01:04

    Post Adoption Support: Needs, Gaps, and Solutions

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    Our guests are Debra S. Waller, Chief Executive Officer, Jockey International, Inc. and founder of Jockey Being Family Foundation. Rita Soronen, President and CEO of  Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Susan Cox, Vice President of Public Policy at Holt International.


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


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