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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).


    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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  • 00:45

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

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    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!

  • 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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  • 00:02

    Adoption from an Adoptive Families Perspective

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    Discussion with Mark Livings an Adoptive Father of two boys.   Mark and his wife adopted both boys from different birthmothers.    Mark provides a unique perspective having worked with multiple agencies and adopted children from different states.    

  • 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!


     

  • 00:48

    After Raising $1.6 Billion for Communities, Firm Targets Community Broadband

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    National Community Development Services (NCDS) leads multimillion-dollar economic development fundraising drives, and the firm is partnering with Craig Settles to bring NCDS’ success to broadband. Both believe that there are more people and organizations than communities realize that are able and willing to financially support broadband deployments to their communities.


    NCDS President Tom DiFiore presents highlights of the firm’s methodology that has raised over $1.6 billons for 500 communities in 46 states. Mr. Settles consulting expertise, philosophy and thought leadership in broadband strategy dovetails with NDCS in a four-step service that opens broadband funding opportunities as well as helps networks’ long-term financial successes.


    Many communities let the “lack” of money stymie their broadband dreams. Mr. Settles’ and NCDS’ lead communities through a creation orientation to produce an asset that boosts the economy, increases local government efficiency, improves healthcare delivery and transforms education. In addition, NCDS leaves a system in place to facilitate other community economic development fundraising projects.


    These combined services draw their origins from “Show Me the (Hidden) Money for Community Broadband,” Mr. Settles’ recent Community Broadband Snapshot Report.


     

  • 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.

  • 01:00

    Get Your Broadband Plan, Stan - Courtesy of the EPA

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    The Obama Administration was deadly serious in September when they called for all Federal hands on deck to meet the challenges of deploying broadband everywhere. The EPA – yes, that EPA – along with the USDA’s Rural Utilities Services is rolling out a pilot program to offer communities broadband strategy planning assistance.


    Ed Fendley lays out plans for Cool & Connected, the service he heads for the EPA. The program targets communities interested in using broadband to help revitalize small-town promote economic development. Cool & Connected is recruiting experts to assist communities with network buildouts and tactics that enable networks to deliver their promised benefits.


    In today’s interview, Fendley provides details on eligibility requirements, rules and due dates. Participants also are encouraged to bring partnership to the table.


    With the heavy focus on helping communities afford the cost of building broadband networks, we sometimes forget about the cost of planning for networks, particularly in small and midsize towns. The EPA believes its resources can be best brought to bear by pursuing this planning role. 

  • 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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  • 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..."

  • 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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