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  • 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. 


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

  • 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.


     


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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 00:27

    Gay Marriage Planning: Unwrap & Explore Gifts Of Perspective

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    Time to explore the concepts of time, life timelines and how to be more mindful of this priceless resource.  By the end of this segment, you'll have a powerful chart to explore your future.


    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

  • 00:27

    Gay Marriage Planning: You Get What You Pay For

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    What is karma? How does karma help or hurt relationships.  That old saying, 'what goes around comes around' packs powerful lessons. Get ready to learn.


    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

  • 00:23

    Gay Marriage Planning: Family & Friends - Oh My!

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    Time to examine extended relationships with family, friends, co-workers, etc.  How do these connections help or hurt the support needed for a long happy marriage? 


    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.  


    Click to 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

  • 00:21

    Gay Marriage Planning: What Are You Family Facts & Fictions?

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    Have a pen and paper ready to explores the difference between family facts and fictions.  How these facts and factions play out spell out marriage success or failure.


    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

  • 01:09

    Should You Use an Adoption Consultant, Facilitator, or Attorney

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    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. 


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


    Blog Summary of the Show
     
    Highlights
     
    More Creating a Family resources on adoption attorneys can be found here.