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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.

  • 02:00

    "Who Am I? Does Interracial Adoption Cause Loss of Cultural Identity To A Child?

    in Lifestyle

    Activists and psychologists have weighed in on the subject of interracial adoption. Arguments that adoptions of children from a different culture than their adoptive parents can cause disconnection from their culture, customs and religious practices. Others believe that such disconnection can leave a child struggling with identity crises and a subconscious feeling of curiosity and incompletion to find out more about themselves as they grow up. Should keeping a child in their own race and culture be the major mitigating factor in qualifying parents for adoption? Or is love enough? 

  • 02:02

    "Who Am I? Does Interracial Adoption Cause Loss of Cultural Identity To A Child?

    in Lifestyle

    Activists and psychologists have weighed in on the subject of interracial adoption. Arguments that adoptions of children from a different culture than their adoptive parents can cause disconnection from their culture, customs and religious practices. Others believe that such disconnection can leave a child struggling with identity crises and a subconscious feeling of curiosity and incompletion to find out more about themselves as they grow up. Should keeping a child in their own race and culture be the major mitigating factor in qualifying parents for adoption? Or is love enough? 


    TONIGHT'S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY DERIQUE BELL

  • 01:04

    Transracial Adoption: Parenting 12 to 18 Year Olds

    in Parents

    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. 


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  • 01:07

    Interracial Adoptive Parenting: White Parents with Brown Kids

    in Parents

    Transracial adoption is becoming increasingly popular in the US. There are issues unique to parenting a child of a different race. Our guest is Dr. Marlene Fine. She is a Professor Emerita from Simmons College in Boston MA specializing in issues related to race, racial identity, and interracial communication, and the co-author with her spouse, Fern Johnson, of The Interracial Adoption Option: Creating a Family Across Race.  She is the white adoptive mother of two African American sons, both adopted as infants and now ages 24 and 25.  She is also a facilitator with the YW Boston Community Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity.

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  • 01:01

    Authors Supporting Authors with Mary Ellen Danuser

    in Self Help

    Show airs at 8:00 pm EST/AST; 7:00 pm CST; 6:00 pm MST; and 5:00 pm PST.


    Mary Ellen Danuser book, Freedom to Choose, sheds light as to why some people choose to date and marry outside their race.She believes that issues on interracial relationships are not fairly understood in today's society, partly attributed to the lack of public awareness on the subject. In turn it is the result of scarcely documented literature deeply addressing the case from the rare personal viewpoint. With this in mind, she wrote Freedom to Choose - Is Skin Color Really an Issue?” a compilation of true stories from interracially married couples all over the US, including the author’s real-life experiences.


    The book mainly tells the story of Mary Ellen and her spouse, John Dakota, a retired Marine officer and commercial pilot, interpolated with the narratives of the couples she has interviewed. It offers a rare look into the lives of these couples, revealing insights as to the rationales why some people choose their mates outside their race - a portrait of motive, intent, and personal choice. The real names of the pairs are withheld but the experiences shared are authentic and real.


    Mary Ellen, who served in the US Army as a medical specialist and an Army recruiter, is a retired insurance professional. With her husband she enjoys traveling, attending car races, dining out, outdoor concerts, reading, walking, sightseeing, and just hanging out with each other. Mary Ellen, born in Springfield, Illinois, grew up in Vandalia, Missouri. Because her passion since her retirement is writing non-fiction books, she is working on her second non-fiction book.

  • 01:03

    Walk Your Talk With LeAnne and Betsie Norris! Hurrah for Open Records!

    in Self Help

    LEANNE a CPC, ELI-MP has a special gift working with adoptees and their families to navigate the complexities in their adoption journeys! Her unique Coaching Process has been called The Missing Thread in the Tapestry of Adoption! LeAnne is CEO and Founder of The Tapestry of Adoption and The Walk Your Talk Coach at Legacy Now Lived.  She is empowering the adoption community to connect and embrace their stories and improve their relationships!


    As a Coach, Re-united Adoptee, Conscious Adoption Advocate, Mom, Grammie, Warrior Wife, Personal Stylist, Educator, Servant Leader, Radio Host, Speaker and a “New Nester” LeAnne encourages individuality, integrity, confidence, & the desire to live a life of freedom and impact. Her passion and her experiences are changing lives, one conversation at a time.


    Betsie Norris is the founder and executive director of Adoption Network Cleveland, a nonprofit organization meeting the needs of the adoption and foster care community in Ohio. A reunited adoptee, Betsie worked tirelessly on creating access to records for Ohio adoptees for 25 years culminating in the passage of SB 23 in 2013 opening 400,000 adult adoptee records from Ohio’s previously closed period of 1964-1996 on March 20, 2015. Betsie has also been active in many other legislative initiatives regarding adoption and child welfare. Betsie is the recipient of many awards for her work and Adoption Network Cleveland serves as a national model.

  • 00:48

    Dating Woos - Could Interracial Dating be the Answer?

    in Music

    Tonight the show will focus on interracial dating from the female perspective. We all know that there are more women on the planet than there are men. Hopefully, we have accepted the fact and have learned to operate successfully with this knowledge. There are some of us who will try and try again until we meet the African America Mandingo man. Others might be so scared from the negative choices that we have made so we decide that someone who does not look like us is the answer: Interracial dating.


    It could be the answer for many of us. However there are some assessments that one should consider before delving into interracial dating. The major assessment is how have I contributed to my negative or unsuccessful dating/relationship experience? It could be that we wanted or subconsciously needed a father figure.


    Whatever the reason is, it is important for us as powerful, thoughtful and purposeful women to take some ownership in not selecting the right mate. Sometimes there are not red flags or is love blinding to red flags? 


    During this show we will even consider the cultural issue of African and African American dating. When we discuss culture, we are really opening Pandora’s Box, since there are many factors to intercultural.


    Join your host, Brenda BMichelle Tillman. My desire through this radio outreach is to build healthy and happy relationships in our community.  (Truthfully, I am for the community of humans then race would not matter; yet, culture would. Culture determines the why and how we do what we do.) Professor D will join as also. Men are always welcome to provide the male preservative. We always need balance.


    Join us tonight, Sundays at 9pm – 10pm 661-467-2407 on the Caribbean Radio show dot com. 


     

  • 00:30

    Learning from Lean Healthcare - with Mark Graban

    in Business

    What can any CEO or business owner -- or any manager -- learn from the Lean movement, and especially, the growing adoption of Lean by the healthcare industry? How can you cut costs, improve quality, and boost employee engagement and work satisfaction, all at once?


    My guest is Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals and an expert on helping firms adop Lean thinking and Lean practices. 


    Mark has made Lean his career focus for nearly 20 years – starting with studying Dr. Deming’s work as an undergraduate engineering student at Northwestern University, then formally studying Lean in the classroom at Northwestern and as a master’s student at MIT, and then receiving extensive on-the-job mentoring and training.


    Mark has led and participated in Lean transformations in manufacturing and healthcare organizations. His books include Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, and more.

  • 01:04

    Understanding Fertility Clinic Success Statistics

    in Health

    We tell people that they should use the CDC or SART Infertility Clinic Success Statistics when choosing a fertility clinic, but we often fail to tell people how to interpret these statistics. Which ones are important and which ones can we ignore? 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. David Ball, Embryology Lab Director at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and Past President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.


    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.