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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:
     
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  • 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.

  • 01:01

    Romans 8 Redemption of the Body and the Adoption as Sons

    in Religion

    Join us for today's broadcast for a discussion of Romans 8, the redemption of the body and the adoption. Romans 8 is a pivotal chapter in the discussion of the resurrection and has some very important insights that involves the adoption. What is the adoption, who's being adopted and why, and when? 


    Our goal is to seek out the meaning from a Biblical perspective, using the Scripture to interpret Scripture. Several texts provide information to be considered from Romans 8 and 9, and also the third and fourth chapters of Galatians. 


    While many believe the redemption of the body is all about man's biologial substance, Paul argues from a different point of view focusing on the stance or relationship of man. This is very evident from both Romans and Galatians. 


    We will also be addressing the already but not yet to explain why there is tension between what is, and what isn't from the historical perspective of the text. 

    Visit DonKPreston.com and AllThingsFulfilled.com for more studies on eschatology and related themes.

  • 00:46

    Adoptee Connection

    in Family

    Please join host Pam Dixon Kroskie on her newly structured radio show. Pam produced a successful radio show for a National Non-Profit for over three years and over 70,000 listens. Her previous guests were Michael Reagan, Patti Hawn and Daryl McDaniels from RUN DMC just to name a few. Pam also is an author herself of a children's book "Jack and Emma's Adoptee Journey"  Pam is also the President of HEAR- Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records- a non profit that has introduced legislation in Indiana- for adoptee rights.


    Pam's first guest in this series will be Sherrie Eldridge:


    A twice-reunited adoptee, Sherrie Eldridge is a straight-shooting, transparent, and compassionate author, speaker, and trainer in the field of adoption. Her books are research-based, yet woven within are poignant messages pounded out on the anvil of her own adoptee heart.


     This is what makes Eldridge unique! 


    One adoptive parent said she had a beautiful heart because she had the courage to tell him what his daughter might experience.


    Her first book, Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed, is required reading by many adoption agencies and universities. She has also authored six other books. Sherrie helps readers and listeners to understand the adopted child’s perspective on adoption and how to deepen connections between parent and child.


    Sherrie has been married to Bob Eldridge for 49 years. They have 2 married daughters and six grandchildren. For more information: http://SherrieEldridge.com


     


     

  • 00:58

    Considering Local Banks for Funding Your Broadband Network? Why Not!?

    in Internet

    [Due tech difficuties, there is a 5-min audio blackout. You can fast-foward when this happens.]


    Sometimes the obvious solution to a broadband challenge is right there in front of a community. Like money. Waverly, IA realized that not just one but THREE local banks held the key to the city's fundraising success. While some communities are stressing out over funding sources, financial institutions could be the linchpin that get many public networks off the ground.


    Who better than local banks and credit unions are served by the economic impact of broadband? New employers moving in, existing companies hiring, increasing property values, people staying in town - when economies thrive, banks prosper. Darrel Wenzel, General Manager of Waverly Utilities, explains how their financial institutions came to be partners in the city's broadband development. He also gives tips to communities that see this strategy potentially playing out well for their constituents.


    Iowa is a hub of excitement these days, with Waverly being the third gigabit city in the state to move forward. The city is hot on the trail of high-speed Internet, cable and phone services for both residents and businesses. Waverly Utilities and city officials are pleased that general taxpayers and ratepayers are not at risk as revenue bonds have been secured and will be paid back by broadband subscribers.

  • 01:00

    NTIA Gives Your Broadband Adoption Plans Wings

    in Internet

    As the pace of network buildouts increases, communities sooner or later must face the reality that these networks succeed or fail largely on the strength of broadband adoption, a.k.a. marketing and sales. Either you have enough subscribers (paying or otherwise) for the network, or the network is not financially sustainable.
    NTIA Program Director for Public Computing and Broadband Adoption Laura Breeden informs listeners about a new, detailed guide book the agency developed to help you create and implement successful adoption programs. She also presents practical tips for producing making broadband relevant for hard-to-reach constituents.
    Ms. Breeden addresses:
    *  developing the right elements of an adoption program; *  effective awareness and outreach activities; *  getting affordable computers and Internet access to constituents; and *  designing digital literacy training that works.

  • 00:31

    Abortion? Adoption? Abandonment? What Does Your Soul Want You To Learn?

    in Self Help

    Abortion is not always what it seems! Adoption is a birth conceived soul to soul - and abandonment reveals where you turned away from Source.


    In this month's FREE Conscious Living Series we explore these topics as seen through the eyes of your soul. We work with deciphering what you soul may have wanted you to experience and resolve by charting such gut-wrenching challenges. Our soul speaks to us through obstacles. Our challenge is be conscious enough to translate its language so we can respond? 


    Join me today for the 1st of 3 broadcasts in which I offer fresh, empowering ways to perceive your own experiences regarding these potentially life-defining and life-altering situations.


    On May 18th at 5:30 PM CST follow the link below to hear the 2nd Broadcast. Be guided through tapping sequences - resolve the wounds of your present and past. 


    Had An Abortion? Were You Adopted, or Abandoned and Still Hurt? It's Time to Heal!


    On May 27th and 11 AM CST tune in for the 3rd broadcast. Decipher and dissolve the metaphysical links.


    You Can Heal from Abortion, Understand and Accept Adoption, and Grow from Abandonment


    To learn more visit www/EFTForYourInnerChild.com - to schedule a FREE 15-minute Assessment call Cathryn directly at 6127107720

  • 00:32

    You Can Heal from Abortion, Understand and Accept Adoption, and Grow from Abando

    in Self Help

    Abortion is not always what it seems! Adoption is a birth conceived soul to soul - and abandonment reveals where you turned away from Source.


    In this 3rd of 3 broadcasts for this month's FREE Conscious Living Series we take our exploration of these life-changing and defining issues the next step by using interactive tapping sequences to begin the process of healing.


    JOIN ME to bundle the baggage of your literal experience of one or all of these subjects. Take the edge off of any patterns you have developed in response to these situations which block you from creating the life you deserve.


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    Did you miss the 1st and 2nd broadcasts? Listen now as I share my thoughts and personal experiences about these issues and help you begin to neutralize the stress of your beliefs, feelings, and body responses to that which your soul may have charted?


    To listen this 1st Broadcast - click below!


    Abortion-Adoption-Abandonment? What Does Your Soul Want You To Learn?


    And follow the link below to hear the 2nd Broadcast. Be guided through the interactive tapping™ sequences to dissolve and resolve the wounds from your present as well as your past. 


    Had An Abortion? Were You Adopted, or Abandoned and still Hurt? It's Time to Heal!


    To sign up for eBlasts or to learn more about Cathryn and her programs visit her website at www.EFTForYourInnerChild.com - to schedule a FREE 15-minute Assessment call Cathryn directly at 6127107720

  • 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.

  • 01:00

    Don't Forget Politics in Your Muni Broadband Marketing Plan.

    in Internet

    Developing relationships with elected officials and city government staff is critical to any muni network marketing plan, both locally and at the state level. For many communities, public networks are bipartisan efforts. At the state level, however, getting both sides of the aisle to come together behind these networks produces mixed results.


    The city of Sandy Oregon has a very stellar relationship between City staff, elected officials and constituents. City IT Director Joe Knapp and Sandy Council President Jeremy Peitzold tell us what works for them while offering other communities some perspectives to consider.



    how do city staff and city council form consensus defining the goals, getting funding and planning marketing;
    everybody wants the network built in their area first, and but political tensions can build because somebody has to be last;
    what do you do when one or two opponents of the network are one city council;
    is public networks’ role in economic development the key to legislative good will.

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