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  • 01:04

    Special Challenges of Kinship Adoption

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    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/. 


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  • 01:07

    Adoption Tax Credit 2016

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    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/. 


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  • 00:23

    A Special Adoption Journey , with Lea

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    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!


     

  • 01:07

    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/. 


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  • 00:09

    Adoption Focus - "Having Faith" a conversation with Angela, an Adoptive Mom.

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    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..."

  • 00:02

    Adoption from an Adoptive Families Perspective

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    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.    

  • 00:18

    Adoption and Birthmothers Generationally

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    Meet Glenda, a Mom and Grandmother whose daughter chose to become a birthmother. Learn how adoption has touched their family in many ways and how she is a source of strength and support.

  • 00:43

    Adoption Focus: "Having Faith" a conversation with Angela, an Adoptive Mom.

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    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 " .

  • 00:52

    2 Great Adoption/Infertility Books for the Holidays

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    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.


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  • 00:22

    Laura Bickle Talks Story with Julia

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    An interview with Laura Bickle about her latest work in the DARK ALCHEMY contemporary fantasy series. Laura will discuss the contemporary allure of alchemy as inspiration, and the tools that spark her imagination. She often uses Tarot cards to structure stories, and she’ll discuss how such archetypal images help to create a cohesive story. She may also do a reading from one of her books.

  • 01:04

    Post Adoption Support: Needs, Gaps, and Solutions

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    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/. 


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