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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.

  • 01:01

    Adopting a Child That May Have Been Sexually Abused

    in Parents

    What issues should families consider when adopting or fostering a child that may have been sexually abused? What are warning signs of past sexual abuse? How can these children be helped while not endangering children already in the home. 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. Jennifer Shaw, a clinical psychologist at the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Shaw specializes in play therapy and therapy with children and teens who have experienced early trauma, including sexual abuse.


    Show Highlights


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog Monday, May 11, 2015. 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.

  • 00:33

    Long Distance, Interracial and Online Dating

    in Romance

    Today we will discuss the progression with interracial dating, long distance relationships in the military and how to date online.

  • 01:46

    Life With Baby and a CWT4R Shout out to Mother’s Everywhere

    in Family

    Rejoining Terry Boi, Ina Anthony and Michelle Brown on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:30PM EST/7:30PM CST for this pre-Mother’s Day Show are new parents Jonica and Nkenge Jazz Burkhead.


    Jonica and Nkenge were our guests in January sharing their story of growing their family via IVF. Now that little Johan has arrived. The new parents are back to talk about life with baby – the birth, each of their experience with maternity/parental leave and work, the joys and challenges and how big brother Patrick is doing with baby Johan.Also joining us will be L and Sharron Dorris proud parents of son Jeremiah Dorris. Their story is unique because L and Sharron work with children shelters. After watching how these children live, L and Sharron decided that they wanted to give a child all the love they knew they could give, so they decided to adopt. Jeremiah came into their lives and his happy and warm personality stole their hearts and the rest is history. Jeremiah was adopted in 2014 and if you see the pictures posted by the proud parents you know Jeremiah is at home.CWT4R will open the lines during the last half-hour of the show so that you can share your special tribute/remembrance of your mother. Let’s tell the women we call momma/mother whether blood or not how much we love them and what they mean or meant to our lives. Remember some mommas were aunts, grandmothers, and sisters.  Read a letter, say a poem or just say I LOVE YOU.

  • 00:59

    Mother's Love and Sacrifices: Tribute to the Super Mom!

    in Self Help

    A mother’s love is extraordinary.  It is PRICELESS! Although, labor, delivery or adoption in most cases are pain staking the gift at the end of the struggle is always worth it.  What many mothers do for their children daily in order to develop productive human beings is God’s work. 


    Hale to the Queens!


    So, Let’s Talk!


    Knowledge Always Empowers


    TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2015 @ 10PM EST


    CALL IN LIVE (347) 838-8992


    OR


    TUNE IN ONLINE


    WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/TALKSWITHSHEBA


    LEARN MORE ABOUT:  The Super Moms!


    Cynthia Anderson


    Ivy Hylton


    Lacey Harrison


    Khanya Christian

  • 00:44

    Getting to Know Authors Chanta Rand, Lena Hart, and Valerie Twombly

    in Books

    Shades of Desire - Ten titillating tales from USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors. Step into the world of some of the freshest voices in romance. From spicy secrets to sweet second chances. Come find your perfect shade of desire.


    Award winning and best selling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL. Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers.


    Lena Hart is a Florida native currently living in the Harlem edge of New York City. She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America organization, including the NYC and CIMRWA special interest chapter. Though Lena enjoys reading a variety of romance genres, she mainly writes sensual interracial romances with a flare of suspense and mystery.


    Chanta Jefferson Rand is an Emma Award winning Debut Author of the Year, a multi-published, best-selling author of sizzling-hot romance, and the former host of The Chanta Rand Show. An avid reader of all genres, she stepped onto the scene in 2010 with her first published historical romance, Pharaoh's Desire. Soon after, she joined Romance Writers of America. 


     

  • 02:51

    BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DEBRA SHIVELEY WELCH

    in Entertainment

    Award winning author Debra Shiveley Welch was born in Columbus, Ohio and has lived in the Greater Columbus area all of her life. She now resides in Central Ohio with her husband Mark and son Christopher, also a published author.

    Debra is the author of five books: Cedar Woman, the story of a woman of the Lakota Sioux who opens the first high end American Indian restaurant in Central Ohio and winner of Books and Authors Best Native American Fiction award, Christopher Meets Buddy, a children’s book on the proper care of a pet parrot, A Very Special Child, a well-received children’s book which received the FaithWriters Gold Seal of Approval – Outstanding Read Award, Christopher Bullfrog Catcher, written by her son at eleven years of age, and scribed by Debra, who also wrote its introduction, Son of My Soul – The Adoption of Christopher, winner of the FaithWriters Gold Seal of Approval – Out Standing Read, Books & Authors Excellence in Literature, Books and Authors Best Non Fiction, and AllBooks Reviews Editor’s Choice awards, and “Jesus Gandhi Oma Mae Adams,” Debra’s first novel, co-authored with Linda Lee Greene.  All are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


    Currently Debra is writing Spirit Woman, a sequel to Cedar Woman, Christopher’s Family Table, a companion cook book to Son of My Soul - The Adoption of Christopher, Memories of an Old Farmhouse, a micro-memoir about her memories of her family’s ancestral farm and Swinging Bridge, a collection of poems, short stories and essays.