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  • 01:03

    Walk Your Talk With LeAnne into The Adoption Factor!

    in Leadership and Self-Development

    LEANNE PARSONS is a CPC, ELI-MP is a certified professional coach with a specialization in working with adoptees and their families! Her unique Heirloom Coaching Process is the missing thread in the Tapestry of Adoption! Together we can weave your story together and create a brand new family legacy of love for generations to come.... LeAnne is CEO and Founder of The Tapestry of Adoption and The Walk Your Talk Coach at Legacy Now Lived.  LeAnne's specialty is empowering the adoption community to connect and embrace their stories and improve their relationships!


    As a Coach, Re-united Adoptee, Mom, Warrior Wife, Stylist, Servant Leader, Radio Host, Speaker and “New Nester” LeAnne has the gift of encouraging individuality, integrity, confidence, and the desire to live a life of freedom and impact. Her passion and her experiences are changing lives one conversation at a time!


    LeAnne will be joined by Jan Collins!


    Jan Collins is a birthmother grief educator and consultant for mental health professionals and faith communities and a voice for birthmothers across the country. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Baylor University and completed her research and analysis on the long-term effects of relinquishment on birthmothers. She is also the birthmother of a 23 year old son that she placed for adoption at birth and personally understands the profound grief, confusion and conflicting emotions that can occur from placing a child for adoption. 


     




     

  • 01:04

    Walk Your Talk With LeAnne and Claudia D'Arcy! Coming out of the closet and...

    in Leadership and Self-Development

    LEANNE PARSONS is a CPC, ELI-MP is a certified professional coach with a specialization in working with adoptees and their families! LeAnne’s heart is to help adoptees and their families build bridges and not walls! Heirloom Coaching is the missing thread in the Tapestry of Adoption! Together we can weave it back together and create a brand new family legacy of love for generations to come.... LeAnne is CEO at "The Adoptees Voice" Founder of The Tapestry of Adoption and The Walk Your Talk Coach at La Dolce Vita Coaching. LeAnne's specialty is Empoweriing Adoptees to connect and embrace their stories and their relationships!


    As a Coach, Re-united Adoptee, Mom, Warrior Wife, Stylist, Servant Leader, Radio Host, Speaker and “New Nester” LeAnne has the gift of encouraging individuality, integrity, confidence, and the desire to live a life of freedom and impact. Her passion and her experiences are changing lives one conversation at a time!


    LeAnne will be joined this week by Corrigan D’Arcy! She has been writing about life as a birthmother, Adoptee Rights & the unethical adoption industry since 2005. She originally began independently researching adoption issues early in 2001 in preparation of the successful search and reunion with her own son, Max, whom was placed for adoption in 1987. Her writings on adoption issue have been published in The New York Times, What to Expect, Chicago Now, BlogHer, Divine Caroline, Adoption Today Magazine, Adoption Constellation Magazine, Adoption Voice Magazine, and many others. She has been interviewed by Dan Rather, Montel Williams and appeared on Huffington Post regarding adoption as well as presented at various adoption conferences. Her website, Musings of the Lame, is a much needed road map for many mothers who relinquished, adoptees who long to be heard, and adoptive parents who seek understanding.

  • 01:06

    Adopting through an Adoption Lawyer

    in Parents

    What is the adoption process when adopting through an adoption attorney for those wanting to adopt a baby in the US? How do you find an adoption attorney? Who finds the prospective birth mothers?What questions should you ask before hiring? Host Dawn Davenport will interview four leading adoption attorneys: Colleen Quinn, Steve Kirsch, Jim Thompson, and Michael Goldstein.


    adopting a baby, adoption process, domestic adoption, US adoption, adoption attorney, adoption lawyer, transracial adoption, interracial adoption, mixed race adoption, birthmother, birth mother, adoption wait, adoption cost,


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.

  • 02:01

    Pro-Life Fridays

    in Lifestyle

    What are the real faces of women who gave birth to their children conceived in rape?  What are the faces of their sons and daughters?  Listen to the stories of those who survived the devaluation of their lives, both mothers and children.  Listen to their attitudes of triumph over adversity and break every excuse concocted by abortion supporters to tell society why legal abortion is "needed."  


    Today, we interview two wonderful children conceived in rape as they tell their stories.  Thomas, one of PLFR's hosts, appears in the documentary "Pro-Life Without Exceptions."  He will detail for us the journey he has taken to be a part of the documentary and the stories that are contained within.


    We also welcome Monica Kelsey, a woman who also was a child conceived in rape and is now an outspoken pro-life speaker.  Listen to her compelling story of triumph of life and meeting her birth mother.  From her website:
    Monica Kelsey always knew she was adopted, but it wasn't until age 37 that she learned the circumstances of her conception. Monica's birthmother was brutally raped and became pregnant at 17 years old. Even though abortion was illegal in 1972, she sought an abortion to get "her life back." After being taken to a secretly located abortion facility, Monica's birthmother had second thoughts because she knew the procedure was illegal. While standing in front of the abortionist ready to take her child's life, Monica's birthmother changed her mind, left the facility and never looked back. She hid herself in shame for the rest of her pregnancy and she did not even cast her eyes on Monica in the delivery room. Monica's life was protected by a law that said her life had value.

  • 01:00

    Making Life Easy with Gwen Gistarb

    in Family

    Making Life Easy with Gwen Gistarb with guest Dawn DePasquale & Courtney Frey
    Dawn is the founder, CEO, and Clinical Director of Bell Mental Health Associates. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology through the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, a program approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). She has worked in the Mental Health field since 2000, and her training and experience include one-on-one treatment as well as family, couples, and group therapy with both children and adults
    Courtney Frey lives in rural Iowa with her three teenagers, has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and in Human and Health Services. She is the author of One Birthmother's Emotional Truth on Healing, Recovery and Success, as well as, her latest novel Restitution. She has spoken all over the country regarding women's issues, and has hosted women's retreats with a focus on creating authentic relationships.

  • 01:03

    Open Adoption: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    in Parents

    Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lori Holden, author of the new book The Open-Hearted Way to open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole. open adoption, domestic adoption, adopting a child, adopting in the US, adopting a baby, birth mother, birthmother
     
    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on open adoption can be found here.

  • 00:27

    Celebrating Adoption

    in Family


    Join host and birthmother Annette M with special guest Ashley Mitchell of Blessings in a Basket and Big Tough Girl for JUST BIRTHPARENTS "Celebrating Adoption".


    November is National Adoption Month and in honor of all those in the adoption triad, adoption walks/gatherings are happening across the states. Find out more on how you can particpate in these FREE events!


    This is a previously recorded show

  • 00:28

    Just BirthParents - It's Ok to Be Me

    in Family

    Have you just recently placed your child for adoption and you are struggling with a flood of emotions? Has it been years since you have placed and you still find yourself emotionally all over the place?
    Join host and birthmother Annette M for today's show of "It's Ok to Be Me". You will be empowered and encouraged no matter where you are in your adoption journey. 
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  • 00:27

    National Adoption Month

    in Family

    Join host Annette M and guest speaker Ashley Mitchell of Blessings in a Basket and Big Tough Girl for for JUST BIRTHPARENTS "National Adoption Month".
    November is National Adoption Month and in honor of all those in the adoption triad, adoption walks/gatherings are happening across the states. Ashley shares about the upcoming AZ Adoption Walk on Saturday, November 10, a FREE event for the entire family!
    This is a previously recorded show

  • 00:23

    Just BirthParents ~ I Choose My Course

    in Family

    Join host and birthmother Annette M for Just BirthParents blog talk radio as you are encouraged to embrace the course of your  birthparent journey and sail to greater places!

  • 00:52

    A Birthmother's Journey of Hope & Forgiveness

    in Family


    Join host and birthmother Annette M along with special guest Sarah Noelle as they discuss one birthmother's journey of two adoptions.


    You will be encouraged as they discuss a life of one who traveled a road of rape, brokenness, hope and forgiveness!