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  • 01:02

    Inside Transracial Adoption: Talking About Race

    in Parents

    Transracial Adoptions (Interracial Adoption) are becoming more common. Adoptive parents must talk with their children abour race, but that is often a hard conversation to have. When to start, what to say, and how to prepare them for racism without scaring them. Our guests to talk about talking with transracially adopted children about race are Beth Hall, Founder and Director of PACT, and co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption; and Natasha Sky, a multiracial woman and mother of four multiracial children, and founder of MultiracialSky: Resources for Multiracial Families.  adopting a black baby, adopt a black child, adopting from Ethiopia, adopt from Kenya, Adopt from Liberia, adopt from Congo, adopt from Uganda, foster care adoption, adopt from Africa, international adoption
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  • 01:00

    Transracial adoption

    in Parents

    I will interview Judy Stigger, author of Conspicuous Families, and Susan Cox, adoption worker and adult Korean adoptee about the pros and cons of transracial adopting and how it affects the family.

  • 01:06

    Panel of Young Adult Transracial Adoptees

    in Parents

    The real experts on transracial adoption are the people who were adopted by parents of a different race or ethnicity. We have done many shows on interracial adoption, including several panels of transracial adoptees, but we wanted to focus on those that are currently in their 20s whose life experience more closely resembles the experiences of children who are being adopted across racial lines today. Host Dawn Davenport interviews four black adoptees in their 20s who were raised by white parents. 


     


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  • 01:01

    Transracial Adoption-How to Do it Well

    in Parents

    Transracial adoption “works”, but what exactly can parents do to help ensure that their children will grow up with a happy and health with a well formed racial identity. Join our guest Beth Hall, Founder and Director of PACT, a multicultural adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color, and co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption. Natasha Sky is a multiracial woman and mother of four young multiracial children, who joined her family through birth and adoption. Natasha created the MultiracialSky website, a collection of resources for multiracial families.

  • 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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  • 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).


     


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  • 01:31

    "Celebrity Interracial Adoption: Love Or Fad?"

    in Lifestyle

    Our host returns live tonight at 11 pm...tonight we will be revisiting the subject of celebrity interracial adoption. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were among the first Hollywood couples known for adopting internationally. In the most recent time period, many more celebrities have come forth to do the same, and the difference is that more Black children are the adoptees than ever before. The challenges of standard adoption in itself fare difficult enough, and one of the major challenges is the desire of the adoptee to connect with his or her identity. Are the challenges of interracial adoption by high profile figures doubled? Is the cultural identity of the adoptee at a higher risk of being eradicated by these adoptees? And in cases such as Madonna who has been in controversy for making racial slurs and has now adopted two more Black children, are these celebrities adopting out of love or commercial gain? Join in tonight at 11 pm EST by calling 347-327-9967.

  • 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. 


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  • 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! 


     


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  • 00:58

    Adoption, A Beautiful Expression of Love from Unfamiliar People

    in Lifestyle

    Join us, Tuesday March 17th, 2015 at 7:00 pm Est Usa, as Miss Raina reaches out to the souls and families of adoption. 


    Adoption is a beautiful expression of love from a set of unfamiliar people to an infant baby of whom would be without family and a decent start in life. For many adults, adoption is about giving a child love, a home, a family and a true chance at life. Even as a family gives their adopted child the essence of what they need, still many adopted children go through life with displacement and emptiness.  A common batch of uneasy feelings race through the minds of many adopted children which leave them feeling unloved, unaccepted and isolated evening in a loving world. 


    Miss Raina will reach out to those adopted children and their families whom have struggle with the struggle of emptiness


    Call Miss Raina and speak live: (310) 861-2341