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  • 01:05

    Documentary on International Adoption-"Stuck"

    in Parents

    An interview with Craig Juntunen, Founder Both Ends Burning and Producer of a new documentary on International Adoption, Stuck, to talk about the ethics of international adoption and the delays.  Interntional adoption, adopting from Ethiopia, adopting from Vietnam, adopting from Russia, adopting from Haiti, ethics of international 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. 


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

  • 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. 


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  • 01:03

    Why Consider Open Adoption & How to Do it Well

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    Open adoption is the norm in for domestic infant adoptions in the US and becoming more common in foster care adoption and international adoption. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Hal Grotevant and Dr. Ruth McRoy, long time researchers on the impact of openness on all members of the adoption triad, and lead researchers of the Minnesota / Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP). They literally wrote the book on open adoption and how we currently practice adoption. 


     


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

  • 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:


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

  • 01:01

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Professional golfer and educator Renee Powell is one of only six rican American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. She is the first woman of color to be elected to membership in the PGA of America.


    She is the daughter of the late William Powell, the only African-American to design, build, own, and operate a golf course in the United States. Mr. Powell was inducted posthumously March 12, 2013, into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame.


     


    Jamie Leno Zimron Sensei- (Master Instructor) is the creator of KiAi Golf and The KiAi Way Inc. and is a pioneer in providing holistic trainings for peak performance on all the playing fields of life: business, family, health, spirituality, the arts, sports – and of course the golf course.  Jamie is a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional, 5th Degree Aikido Black Belt, Somatic Psychologist, Mind-Body Fitness Trainer, Corporate Speaker, and international Citizen’s Diplomat. She was a state and national junior golf champion, and as a senior player has won a number of pro titles and gold medals (in the Maccabiah Games, international Jewish Olympics).


     

  • 01:03

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Patrick Sullivan is the chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. He works with the NSTA board of directors to set the long-term strategy for tourism and deliver sustainable growth for the industry.


    Patrick has been General Manager and President for both start-up and large organizations, including Indigo.ca, Toronto.com and Workopolis.com. He has also worked for Procter and Gamble, McCain Food Ltd., Moosehead Breweries Ltd., and Upper Canada Brewing Company, specializing in marketing and digital marketing.

    Patrick enjoys running and has participated in a number of marathons. In October of 2011, he completed a 250 km run across the Sahara Desert, helping to raise over $100,000 for the National Advertising Benevolent Association.  Accepting a tourism industry challenge, he recently participated in the 2013 Blue Nose Marathon.


    Sgt. Craig Marshall Smith is a 18th year veteran of Canada's national police force the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a descendant of both Black Loyalists who came to Nova Scotia from the USA in 1784 and Black Refugees of the War of 1812. 

    Craig is also an author and historian on African Canadian achievements and the journey of Black men and women who serve in the RCMP. 
     


     

  • 01:03

    Paying for Adoption

    in Parents

    How in the world does an average family pay for an infant domestic adoption or international adoption? What options are available for financing adoptions? What grants and loans are available? Host Dawn Davenport will interview the following panel: Natalie De Prat, with American Christian Credit Union; Cherri Walrod, with Resources 4 Adoption; and Kelly Ellison, with Your Adoption Finance Coach.


    Domestic adoption, baby adoption, international adoption, adopting from China, adopting from Ethiopia, infant adoption, Chinese adoptions, Ethiopian adoptions, adopting from Korea, Korean adoptions, adoption agencies, adopting from DRC, adopting from Colombia, adopting from Thailand, adopting from Taiwan


     


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

  • 00:28
  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Beverly Cox site manager for the Black Loyalist Heritage Society was living in Shelburne and raising her first daughter. One day, some community members approached her about the importance of Birchtown and keeping their history alive. Thus began an over-20-year relationship with the BLHS. Cox has many roles as Site Manager. She runs the site, hires summer staff and interpretive guides, makes sure the location is in impeccable shape, and ensures that visitors thoroughly enjoy their experience. Cox is also involved in fundraising for the interpretive centre and is the centre’s project manager. Of all of her roles, she loves the ones that let her interact with people the most. “I really enjoy meeting new people … So that’s my favourite part – giving our tour and partnering with other organizations to highlight our African Nova Scotian history.”