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  • 00:45

    Adoption Focus : Loss and Grief in Adoption with Anna Walton Psychotherapist

    in Family

    Anna Walton, Psychotherapist and founder of Thrive Counseling Services discusses Grief and Loss in Adoption as well as the beauty of the birth mom, the truth of their courage, love and commitment. Do not miss this amazing conversation!

  • 00:09

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

    in Family

    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.

    in Family

    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 " .

  • Adoption Support with Carrie Burrows, Adoptive Family Consultant

    in Family

    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?

  • 00:38

    Adoption Focus , A Birth Mother's Reflection... Looking Back

    in Family

    Listen as we talk to Sue, a Birth mother who placed a child for adoption 20 years ago. Learn from her strength and also how times have changed through the years. Adoption Associates supports birth parents  through their journey. Don't miss this show... it will thought provoking and educational.


     

  • 01:05

    Creating Relationship with Birth Parents in Adoption

    in Parents

    Ninety-five percent of domestic infant adoptions in the US have some degree of openness, so almost all adoptive parents need to think about creating a lasting healthy relationship with their child's birth mother and birth father. 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Brenda Romanchik, a therapist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in trauma and adoption issues, her clients include children, adolescents and adults. She is also an adjunct professor for Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, teaching Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the School of Social Work. She has written and presented widely on adoption and trauma issues. She is also a birth mother in an open adoption.


    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. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.

  • 00:31

    Adoption Focus, "Choices" Karen Jewell Executive Director AWPC, Inc.

    in Family

    Karen Jewell is the Executive Director at AWPC, A Womans Pregnancy Choice. She is passionate about ensuring all birth parents know their choices, including adoption.


     A Woman's Pregnancy Choice (AWPC) is a non-profit women's care organization empowering women with factual information about their bodies, pregnancy, and pregnancy options while providing emotional & practical assistance to those facing unplanned or untimely pregnancies.

  • 01:02

    How to Choose an Adoption Agency

    in Parents

    How can you tell a good adoption agency from a bad one? What questions should you ask an adoption agency when selecting the best domestic or international adoption agency for you?  Join our guests Julie Tye, with The Cradle, Debora Phillips with Children’s Connection, and Laura Beauvais-Godwin with Nightlight Christian Adoptions. adoption agency, domestic adoption, international adoption, foster care adoption, embryo donation, embryo adoption

  • 01:07

    How to Do an Independent Private Adoption in the US

    in Parents

    It is possible to do an independent adoption without using an adoption agency. 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the top adoption attorneys that facilitate independent adoptions in the US: Steven M. Kirsh and Mark McDermott.


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


    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. Thanks.


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    More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.

  • 00:45

    Tim Kirkman- Film Loggerheads

    in Family

    Join us Wednesday August 19, 2015 with host Pam Kroskie and her guest Tim Kirkman. Tim produced the film Loggerheads and has a new film coming up called Lazy Eye.


     


    Inspired by a true story, LOGGERHEADS follows the lives of three people: Grace, a birthmother searching for the son she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager; Mark, the son she relinquished, who makes a pilgrimage to the coast to rescue endangered sea turtles; and Elizabeth, Mark’s adoptive mother and a minister’s wife, who becomes concerned by the changes taking place in her suburban world. Set in three distinctive regions of North Carolina in three different years, the film examines the political and personal distress that happens in the lives of one adoption triad.


    Shot on location in North Carolina, LOGGERHEADS stars Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly, Chris Sarandon, Michael Learned, Robin Weigert, Trevor Gagnon, Ann Owens Pierce, Valerie Watkins, Joanne Pankow, Michael Esper and Kelly Mizell. It was distributed theatrically by Strand Releasing. LOGGERHEADS was produced by Gill Holland.


     


    Lazy Eye


    Dean and Alex, two men who have not seen each other in 17 years, share a weekend  at a vacation house in the desert near Joshua Tree, where they open up old wounds, reveal secrets, and decide whether or not they might have a future together. 


     


     


     

  • 01:08

    Walk Your Talk With LeAnne and Zara Phillips! Adoption and the Arts!

    in Self Help

     


    LEANNE PARSONS is a certified professional coach, speaker and radio host. As the CEO, creator of “The Tapestry of Adoption” and the Conscious Adoption Approach™. LeAnne's specialty is empowering the adoption community to connect and embrace their stories and improve their relationships as they walk into a Legacy Now Lived!


    LeAnne welcomes Zara Phillips this week! 


    Author,singer songwriter, writer and performer  Zara Phillips joins LeAnne this week! We wll chat about life, being adopted, the Arts, Run DMC, Roots Unknown, and Beneath My fathers Sky! What have you always wanted to ask adoptees? What drives us? Why do we do what we do? Why does it matter anyway!