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  • 02:00

    Black Love &Relationships: Adoption, Foster Care and the Black Family

    in Culture

     


    Generation after generation,our Black families have suffered through slavery, poverty, and drug addictions.


    With that being said, there have been instances where Black children have been placed in the system under the umbrella of foster care and then sometimes adoption. What is the system like that has been taken from their family? Does it matter that their are cultural differences between what white people think and what Black people think is different such as the way you discipline your child? What is a CASA or Guardian Ad litem?


    We will discuss this matter and discuss how we can be more involved in caring for our own.

  • 01:02

    Foster Parenting 101

    in Parents

    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. John DeGarmo is a leading expert in foster care and parenting.


    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. 


    Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.


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    Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/foster-parent-101/

  • 00:44

    A Closer Look At Adoption and Foster Care In America

    in Family

    Thousands of children in the U.S. are awaiting adoption while the foster care system remains saturated with cases. The national award-winning family radio talk show Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton will put the spotlight on adoption and foster care with respected licensed social worker Nicole Harris on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST. This exclusive conversation will highlight essential information for all individuals considering adoption or foster care. Real talk for real people! 


     


    Please support our national sponsors by visiting www.letstalkamericawithshanathornton.com. Thank you. 


     

  • 01:04

    Special Challenges of Kinship Adoption

    in Parents

    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/. 


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


    Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.


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    Show Highlights: https://creatingafamily.org/adoption-category/special-challenges-of-kinship-adoption/

  • 01:07

    Adoption Tax Credit 2016

    in Parents

    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. 


    Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.


     


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  • 01:01

    Foster Care and the "Parent House" Project

    in Relationships

    Join us as we talk with Nisa Wheeler, CEO and Founder of En'viZHen, LLC. Nisa will share her experiences working in foster care system and the "Parent House" project she is sponsoring to support these special blended families in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Listen in and learn more about the foster care system and what you can do to partner with Nisa in supporting these families too.

  • 01:07

    Adult Transracial Adoptees Teach Us About Adoption

    in Parents

    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/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website. 


    Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks.


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  • 01:20

    Adoption & Foster Care Awareness and Support Discussion Panel

    in Books

    To help launch a blog tour during the month of December dedicated to "Adoption & Foster Care Awareness and Support" we are hosting a panel discussion.


    Currently the roster of guests include Sue Badeau,Patti J. Smith,Karen Gass,Marsha Hubler,Linda Wood Rondeau, and Anne Baxter Campbell.


    We anticipate the roster of authors and professionals to grow as we get closer to the date of the show.Check my Twitter & Facebook for updates!

  • 01:27

    LIFE BEFORE & AFTER FOSTER CARE

    in Self Help

    In the U.S. and estimated 400,000 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system. 100,000 of these children are eligible for adoption, but nearly 32% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted. 


    Statistics indicate that children from foster care make up 30% of the homeless population and are 30% more likely to be incarcerated before the age of 19.  In addition, young ladies are 2X more likely to become pregnant.  


    Join Butterfly Evolution in welcoming Tameka Anderson, Founder of Create It Kids Clubs and Parenting Confident Kids.  


    Tameka grew up in Foster Care and has had her share of up and downs; however, she is a survivor and has allowed her story to become one of Glory.  She is now a mother of three, yet she found time to pursue her dream and mission of being a Foster Parent. After more than a year of pursing this dream, Tameka recently and finaly received the wonderful news, she is officially a Foster Parent.   


    Join us as we discuss life in and out of the Foster Care System.  Listen live Monday November 2nd at 8 pm CST.  


    Listen/comment at 818-691-7406 or on line at www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflyevolution 


     




  • 00:44

    The Special Needs of Foster Care Children with Expert Dr. John DeGarmo

    in Parents

    Dr. John DeGarmo is a popular speaker and trainer in the foster care system, meeting regularly with foster parents, child welfare workers, churches, schools, and organizations. He is also the host of his own podcast, The Parent Factor with Dr. John, a call-in show about all things parenting.


    Dr. John wrote his doctoral disseration on the challenges that foster children face in public schools, and has personally fostered over a dozen children. He has a passion for all things foster care.


    Dr. DeGarmo is the author of several foster care books, including the training book The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe, and Stable Home,  as well as the foster care children's book A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story. He writes regularly for the Huffington Post, as well as several other publications and newsletters, both in the United States and Europe.


    Dr. John DeGarmo and his wife have six children, both biological and adoptive. They are currently foster parents to three siblings, bringing their household to nine children.


    Today Dr. John will engage you from beginning to end with personal, humorous and emotional stories that will forever leave their mark on you.


    To learn more about Dr. John DeGarmo, please visit http://drjohndegarmofostercare.weebly.com.

  • 01:58

    Adoption & Foster Care

    in Parents

    Tonight's episode is about adoption and foster care. What is it like be a foster parent and what is it like as a child to grow up in a foster home? Millions of children experience foster care every year and from reports, there are a lot of unpleasant experiences.
    On the flipside, there are lots of families who adopt with great results and some people would never even be able to tell that the child was adopted. These are amongst the fortunate adoptees as dozens of horriffic cases are reported daily.
    Tonight we want to speak on these cases and try to grasp the concept of what it's like to be an adoptee and what it's like to be a foster parent. So we welcome you to join us in another discussion here at It's Real Talk Radio. You can call the live show by dialing (347) 838-9540 and air time is 9PM EST.