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  • 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 " .

  • Adoption Support with Carrie Burrows, Adoptive Family Consultant

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    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?

  • 01:05

    Creating Relationship with Birth Parents in Adoption

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    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. 


    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.

  • 00:31

    It's a GREAT DAY for Garrett Miller's song GAY Wedding ~ SCOTUS Ruling ~ DONE!

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    Friday, June 26th, 2015 marks the day the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) completed what it started exactly three years to the day, June 26, 2013 when it announced a 5-4 Ruling in favor of the plaintiff Edith Windsor.  On the eve of multiple Pride celebrations, in a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS ruled once again in favor of the Petitioners James Obergefell (et. al.). Result:  marriage equality applies to all States of the United States of America.


    In celebration of this historic event, we continue our conversation with Garrett Miller! In our last show, we heard both how and why he created to song Blond Jesus.  This episode, we hear both Garrett's backstory and short version of a song rocking the charts - Gay Wedding!


    While listening to this show, click to dowload a FREE copy Gay Wedding for your SCOTUS / Pride parties.  Then watch (and share) Garrett's Youtube video featuring the FULL versions of "It a GREAT Day for a GAY Wedding!"


    After the show, visit Garrett's:



    Facebook Fan Page
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    Site ~ Press Kit


    Click this link to access all our on-demand shows - downloadable to listen to any time!

  • 00:23

    Gay Marriage Planning: Gain & Maintain Genuine Gratitude

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    This episode explores genuine gratitude:



    how to recognize it
    how to detect crafty forms of manipulation.


    Questions about this show?  GREAT!  Call 312-268-0000 to record your question. Soul will air your question and share his ideas on your question on upcoming shows.


    Your host Soul Dancer, an out, gay, licensed wedding officiant in Hawai'i is also a social worker (masters level, private practice), monk of three orders and shaman in three traditions. Check out Soul's 12 month program to co-create a healthy, happy, lifetime marriage. Contact Soul to schedule him to officiate your wedding at least six months in advance.


    Music: Eternal Hope by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

  • 01:07

    How to Do an Independent Private Adoption in the US

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    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. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


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

  • 00:28

    Gay Marriage Planning: Expectations Versus Agreements

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    What's the difference between expectations and agreements?  Why should you care?  Listen in and learn how to better match what you say with what you do.


    Questions about this show?  GREAT!  Call 312-268-0000 to record your question. Soul will air your question and share his ideas on your question on upcoming shows.


    Your host Soul Dancer, an out, gay, licensed wedding officiant in Hawai'i is also a social worker (masters level, private practice), monk of three orders and shaman in three traditions.  Check out Soul's 12 month program to co-create a healthy, happy, lifetime marriage. Contact Soul to schedule him to officiate your wedding at least six months in advance.


    Music: Eternal Hope by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

  • 00:16

    Gay Marriage Planning: Hidden Costs / Pricing The Priceless

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    What is the cost of living from a number of unique perspectives.  By the end of this segment, you'll discover the price paid for that which you may consider priceless.


    Questions about this show?  GREAT!  Call 312-268-0000 to record your question. Soul will air your question and share his ideas on your question on upcoming shows.


    Your host Soul Dancer, an out, gay, licensed wedding officiant in Hawai'i is also a social worker (masters level, private practice), monk of three orders and shaman in three traditions.  Check out Soul's 12 month program to co-create a healthy, happy, lifetime marriage.


    Contact Soul to schedule him to officiate your wedding at least six months in advance.


    Music: Eternal Hope by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

  • 01:04

    Transracial Adoption: Parenting 12 to 18 Year Olds

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    Parenting children tweens and teen requires a different approach than parenting preschool and school aged children. No where is this more true than when parenting transracially adopted kids. It helps to think about these differences when our children are young. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Beth Hall, founder and director of Pact and Adoption Alliance, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, and a mom to two transracially adopted young adults; and Judy Miller, an adoption educator and support specialist, author of the email course, Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, and mom of four through birth and adoption.


    For more information on this subject, check out the free resources on Transracial Adoption on our website. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us.


     


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
    Highlights
     

  • 00:25

    Gay Marriage Coaching Episode 10: Divorce Ethics From Morals

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    What's the difference between ethics and morals.  How does integrity fade or grow?  Join us to explore why we need to divorce the marriage between ethics and morals to strengthen all relationships - starting with yourself.


    Questions about this show?  GREAT!  Call 312-268-0000 to record your question. Soul will air your question and share his ideas on your question on upcoming shows.


    Your host Soul Dancer, an out, gay, licensed wedding officiant in Hawai'i is also a social worker (masters level, private practice), monk of three orders and shaman in three traditions. Contact Soul to schedule him to officiate your wedding at least six months in advance. 


    Check out Soul's 12 month program to co-create a healthy, happy, lifetime marriage.


    Music: Eternal Hope by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

  • 01:02

    Adoption Tax Credit 2014-2015

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    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).


     


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
    Highlights
     
    More Creating a Family resources on the adoption tax credit can be found here.