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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!
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..."
Animals. The world's got plenty of them. And all of these animals need homes and the love of caring families. As we see all too often, too many animals are without good homes due to abandonment or owners not spaying and neutering. This episode addresses the importance of pet adoption and discusses those times when pets seem to adopt us. We'd love to hear your pet adoption stories. So join hosts J and D, as they explore this topic, live on The Missy Show.
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 " .
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?
Paula Springer came to AAI in 1994 when the agency was looking to further develop services throughout the entire state. Beginning as a birth mother and adoptive family caseworker, Paula eventually moved into the role of supervisor, and now serves as Director of the Eastern Michigan offices. She and her husband, Mark, are long time residents in the Farmington Hills area and live a busy and active family-centered lifestyle with their four adult children and spouses. Paula especially enjoys the work of promoting adoption in the community, building referral sources, and educating others about the positive, loving choice of adoption. Paula feels privileged to be a part of the blessing of building families and supporting birth parents through the mission of adoption.
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.
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.
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Buzz the Fuzz is a 20 pound six year old ragdoll who was rescued from a tough living situation, and is now working as a therapy cat visiting hospitals in New York. You will hear the whole story of Buzz including his rescue and his new and foreever home.
Also joining us is Pet Tree Houses, the indoor cat tree that looks like a real tree! Healthycoat, a dog food suppliment and hairball preventative for cats is also here to speak to us.
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.
Lil Bunny Sue Roux is a cat full of energy just like the energizer bunny and looks like him too. Roux is easy to fall in love with and you will hear her whole story, leaving you with a chuckle. Join in the fun and hear how an animal feels no self pity and adapts to any situation.
Other guests have not yet been announced.
Today is the last show for the miniseries How to Deal With the Death of a Beloved pet. The following topics will be addressed during todays show:
Clear mind, caring heart
What are your inner resources
Volunteer and give service
Asking for and being open to support
When to get a new pet
This is the final week of this miniseries. If you have found this information helpful or wish to know more go to www.deathofmypet.com for more info
If you have a story that you wish to share send it to Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org with PET STORY in the subject line.
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