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  • 01:04

    Post Adoption Support: Needs, Gaps, and Solutions

    in Parents

    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. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


     


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  • 00:23

    A Special Adoption Journey , with Lea

    in Family

    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!


     

  • 01:31

    Support Systems For Special Needs Children and Their Families

    in Self Help

    Please join me this Sunday January 10th, 2015, at 4:00 pm PST, as I welcome Debra Evans to the program. We will be discussing how to provide support for both special needs children and their families.


    Debra Eileen Evans is the proud mom of a seven year old boy with exceptional needs. Mrs. Evans is a dedicated advocate and leader of programs and initiatives benefiting children and families with special needs. She most recently served as a parent team member for the District Validation Review, conducting comprehensive reviews of school site level compliance with special education laws, regulations and District policies and procedures for the Los Angeles Unified School District.


    In November of 2012 Mrs. Evans founded MNO Southern California, a support group for parents of children with special needs.  The group offers regular opportunities for parents to socialize, share resources and support each other.  In addition to an online forum, monthly dinners, a quarterly speaker series, and an annual retreat for moms, the group offers opportunities for their children to socialize with picnic play dates, special events and planned field trips. The group has grown from its original four members to over two hundred members in 2016.


    Please feel free to call in at (917) 889-7025!

  • 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. 


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  • 01:57

    Dynamic Dojo Talkradio: Teaching martial arts to those with special needs

    in Sports

    1/24/2016 6:00 pm Pacific Time


    Martial Arts is a wonderful extracurricular activity for those with special needs, especially kids with Autism or other sensory-processing issues. The repetition, the familiar curriculum, the familiar faces at each class....each aspect of martial arts allows those with special needs to shine and participate on par with classmates.


    Join Restita and Bob as they talk about martial arts for special needs....specifically the Autism Spectrum, and we want to hear from parents with kids that have sensory processing difficulties, teachers/paraeducators, therapists, and most of all, we want to hear from martial arts instructors who offer classes or programs for special needs kids.

  • 00:02

    Adoption from an Adoptive Families Perspective

    in Family

    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.    

  • 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/. 


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


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  • 00:45

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

    in Family

    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!

  • 02:02

    Special Needs Children and Special Education

    in Entertainment

    Please join us as we discuss the very important subject of special needs children.  We will take a look at not only their challenges, but of those who are charged with caring for them, educating them, advocating for them, and protecting their rights. We are hopeful to create not only a dialogue, but begin a network of support and resources, as well as a better understanding of these precious and gifted human beings.

  • 00:52

    2 Great Adoption/Infertility Books for the Holidays

    in Parents

    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/. 


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


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Thanks.


     


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  • 01:01

    Your Best Life w/Jann Jaffe: Adoption Conversation Summit

    in Self Help

    Today's show is an in-depth discussion on adoption with two adult adoptees.


    Jann Jaffe (Northwestern University, BA,MA) is an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, ELI-MP, and a COR.E Wellbeing Dynamics Specialist. Traumatic brain injuries cut short her successful career as an international opera/concert singer, and master class teacher, and drastically altered her life. Jann is dedicated to helping professional women achieve optimal success, realization of their potential, and passion, purpose, life balance and wellbeing in every aspect of their lives. Contact Jann at info@forwardtosuccess.com


    Brian Reinthaler, founder of Against the Grain Coaching, a provider of career and life coaching for NYC attorneys, enables lawyers to clarify what they want and develop actionable plans to do work they love on terms they choose. Brian, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University Law Center, spent four years as corporate law firm associate and seven years as a job search consultant for a leading Manhattan search agency before launching his coaching business in December 2013.  Contact Brian via his website atgcoach.com or email brian@atgcoach.com. You can also follow the Against the Grain Facebook page to read Brian's posts and favorite links on life, career and happiness.


    LeAnne Parsons is The Walk Your Talk Coach, CEO of Legacy Now Lived™, National Speaker, Radio Host, and Conscious Adoption Advocate. As a Certified Life and Leadership and Relationship Restoration Coach, and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, as well as a C.ORE Wellbeing Specialist, LeAnne boldly stands shoulder to shoulder with you as you learn to courageously let go of all the obstacles that hold you back from fully embracing the life you were created to live. TheWalkYourTalkCoach.com