System in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver, referred to as a "foster parent"
Question: My nephew came to live with us last March. He's a great kid who deserves better than he had, but his pickiness with food is driving me crazy. He eats only white carbs. Even his mac and cheese has to have white cheese on it.Resources:Food Issues with Adopted, Foster, and Kinship KidsPicky Eating and Other Food IssuesPractical Ideas to Help Your Child Overcome Food IssuesThis podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the showPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamily
Jonathan Skrmetti, the Republican attorney general of Tennessee, has pledged that he will sue the Department of Health and Human Services under President Joe Biden if it finalizes a rule forcing gender ideology on foster parents. Skrmetti laid out the legal arguments against the rule in a conversation Wednesday with “The Daily Signal Podcast.” […]
Jonathan Skrmetti, the Republican attorney general of Tennessee, has pledged that he will sue the Department of Health and Human Services under President Joe Biden if it finalizes a rule forcing gender ideology on foster parents.Skrmetti laid out the legal arguments against the rule in a conversation Wednesday with "The Daily Signal Podcast.""This is a federal agency making law, treading on both the prerogatives of Congress and really the prerogatives of the state legislatures," Skrmetti said."Family law has always been a state issue," he explained. "The states have developed a rich body of family law dealing with issues like foster care. This is a really heavy-handed intrusion by the federal government in pursuit of a political end but at the expense of kids. So constitutionally, there's a structural problem with a federal agency making law in an area where the states should be making the law and where the states have been making the law."HHS' Administration for Children and Families proposed a new rule Sept. 28 on “Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements” and allowed Americans to submit public comments by Nov. 27. Skrmetti submitted a comment as Tennessee's attorney general, and 16 other state attorneys general signed on to it.Enjoy the conversation with Skrmetti. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Amanda Metivier is the director of the Alaska Child Welfare Academy at UAA and is a board member and co-founder of Facing Foster Care in Alaska. She and her husband are foster parents who have provided homes for many youth over the past 15 years – many of them teenagers since both Amanda and her husband were foster youth themselves and know the difficulty that older children face in finding a willing home. Les Gara was the 2022 democratic candidate for governor of Alaska. He is a former legislator who served in the Alaska state house from 2003 to 2019. Throughout his time in the legislature he advocated for foster care reform and in 2018 achieved it with House Bill 151. In spite of that landmark legislation, little has changed about our foster system. Alaska faces a severe shortage of licensed foster care parents. To learn more about how to be a foster parent, click here.LINKS:Mother Jones article "Inside the Psychiatric Hospitals Where Foster Kids Are a 'Gold Mine'"New Yorker article "When Foster Parents Don't Want to Give Back the Baby"
We are delighted to introduce TeamPeds Talks eight series- Children in foster care. In this episode we will talk about Aging out in foster care with our guests Sonia Noorman and Brigit VanGraafeiland, DNP, CPNP-PC, FAAN, FAANP. The hosts for this series are Dr. Brigit VanGraafeiland and Tracy Halasz the chairs and co-chairs of the alliance for children in foster care. The mission of the Alliance for Children in Foster Care is to nurture a sense of belonging, connection, and safety for children in foster care by 1) empowering all pediatric-focused advanced practice nurses to incorporate trauma-informed health care as an essential set of services provided to all children in foster care and 2) promoting equitable and optimal growth and development.
In this episode Craig interviews Lindy Cofer, an international worship leader, recording artist, missionary, and circuit rider! They speak candidly about subjects like depression and suicidal ideation... but also about freedom! This is a must listen to episode! Craig and his family went on a month long tour down the west coast to film a mobile podcast series with pastors, leaders and Christian influencers to talk to them victory through the lens of pain! Our goal is to #FightTheFilters and show a generation that God uses the broken not the perfect! Find their ministry here: https://lindycofer.com/ https://circuitriders.com/greenhouse For more info about Foster Care: https://americaskidsbelong.org/ Connect further with Craig here: https://direct.me/acraigbrown https://logikosministries.com/ “May God bless you and keep you, make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace!” Numbers 6:24-26 -Craig Logikos Ministries
Four bullets in her back, children by 19, divorced by 25 but operates a successful IT company. This week Carmen Santiago discusses her high school experience, early life in the foster care system and how she got into tech sales. She also emphasizes the value of self-education, trade schools, and upskilling workers. Find out how this former foster child built a successful business. Key points discussed:- Success can be achieved through intentional relationship-building and a servant's heart, attracting opportunities and positive energy.- A wide range of technology careers is available without a degree, with entry-level positions starting around $45-50k and potential to earn well into six figures with experience and certifications.- Life experiences, including adversity and trauma, can develop resilience and problem-solving skills that are valuable in the workforce and can lead to opportunities for those without a college degree.Timestamps:(00:56) — Introduction to Carmen Santiago and what she does(04:19) — Carmen's blueprint of success (07:40) — Salary range in tech(11:41) — High school journey | early life struggles(13:21) — Learning disabilities and early graduation(17:14) — Career ambition in high school(17:42) — Carmen's early life in the foster care system and journey into sales(23:09) — Carmen's entrance into tech sales and the value of workers without degrees(30:52) — Leveraging opportunities by positive relationships(38:36) — How the 'It Girl Solution' brand began(42:54) — What Carmen would have done differently (47:28) — Future goalsSupport/Contact Carmen:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heaven-hamilton/ Books and resources mentioned in this podcast: Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca"Awaken : Santiago-Keenon, Carmen: Amazon.in: Books" https://www.amazon.in/Awaken-Carmen-Santiago-Keenon/dp/1959989413Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalNDConnect with us on social media!LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedInFacebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFBInstagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIGTwitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTWTikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2VJoin our discord server: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeDiscordThank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree.Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
When we say "yes" to God, amazing things begin to happen around us. Join us in listing to the remarkable story of the Guzman family as they share their adoption journey that took them from a family of 6 to a family of 9 when they adopted a sibling group of 3 very young kids. Their inspiring story of saying yes to God will encourage you today as we finish National Adoption Awareness Month.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Corporate Responsibility. You hear that phrase often. But how many businesses truly follow through on being good corporate citizens? On today's episode of Fostering Change you will meet one organization that does just that: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Indiana Medicaid Health Plan. In fact, this organization was Comfort Cases' very first corporate sponsor - we are celebrating working with them for six years!You will hear Rob Scheer speak with April Lam, Chief of Staff for the health plan. April has a strong connection to Comfort Cases' mission, as she not only works closely with non-profit organizations, but has also been a foster parent and adopted a child out of foster care.Since the partnership with Comfort Cases began 6 years ago, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has packed more than 7,000 Comfort Cases® to support youth living in foster care.The partnership between Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Comfort Cases has grown since 2018. Since the expansion, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's affiliated health plans have hosted 24 packing parties across 16 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico, providing over 12,000 Comfort Cases and XL duffel bags to youth in foster care nationwide.To learn more about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana, please visit: https://mss.anthem.com/in/indiana-hom...To listen to previous episodes of Fostering Change, please visit: www.comfortcases.org/podcast or your favorite podcast outlets.If you have any comments, questions, or guest suggestions, we'd love to hear from you! Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you for listening and we'll see you next Tuesday! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Big Dawg Foster joins us to discuss pregnant head, Indian sodas, and comedy in the weirdest place imagineable. Go to Patreon.com/dadmeatpodcast for part two of this episode and much more Dad Meat Check out Ryan Foster's podcast, Foster Care, at https://www.youtube.com/@FosterCare69 Check out Tim's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@TimButterly for live streams and his killer new project, Field Trippin', which you can also support at Patreon.com/fieldtrippin Buy Mike's new book, On Percs, at OnPercs.com Go to Patreon.com/lilstinkers for the best murder/Impractical Jokers-themed podcast out there Go grab a shirt - dadmeat.com Go to Manscaped.com and use promo code FATBIRD to get 20% off and free shipping on all your grooming needs.
S14 EP9 | Eddie and Aurelio discuss their journey of adopting in the UK and becoming parents to twin toddlers during the pandemic. They emphasize the need for a support network and resources during the adoption process, and how the COVID-19 pandemic added both challenges and opportunities for bonding with their children. They now provide representation and support for other same-sex couples and adoptive parents through their popular social media platforms.
One of the most common fears that people have when beginning their Foster Care journey is what their relationship with the child's biological family will look like.Will they view you as an enemy or someone who is on their side? Join us in this episode as we share our initial perspectives on biological family relationships, exploring how these perspectives underwent transformative shifts throughout our journeys. We will share how we navigate these intricate relationships with practical tips and advice that go beyond the surface. We are also diving into the evolving fostering landscape and sharing ways to be armed with realistic expectations. Through this episode, we hope you receive fresh insight, an exploration of hope, transformation, and the profound impact of connection with biological families.Episode Highlights: What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?The initial perspective of bio families when first starting foster care.Practical tips and advice on building relationships with biological families.Loving biological families.Should you give out your phone number to Biological families? The importance of setting healthy boundaries.Different ideas for communication with biological families.The value of biological families. Find More on Hope Bridge:Visit Our Website Follow us on InstagramFollow us on Facebook Foster Our Community Instagram Links Mentioned in this Episode: Our Family WizardGoogle Voice Get Your Free Footprint PDF HereThis show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.
Jayne Amelia speaks with therapist Dr. Bruce Sogolow. Dr. Bruce has been a psychotherapist for nearly 40 years. He relates that “There was a kind of inevitability that led to my practice of specializing in ‘walking along side' of families with children who suffered from attachment challenges.” His most valuable teachers along the way were children and parents whose trust in others was deeply wounded in their early lives: through a deep dive into non-violent communication, he discovered that their trust could be relationally developed through compassion, empathy, and curiosity. For over ten years in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Bruce served as executive director of RADical Healing, Inc.—“Healing Families, Training Professionals.” He is a specialist in treating families with foster/adoptive children with Reactive Attachment Disorder and is also a licensed Supervisor training new therapists—developing and offering workshops and CEU courses sorely needed in the therapeutic community. Dr. Bruce lives with his wife, Katherine—a writer and playwright—in California. He is available for consultations and facilitates workshops for families and therapists. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey How To Know A Person: The Art Of Seeing Others Deeply And Being Deeply Seen by David Brooks The Anatomy Of Peace by Emery Reves Buck (film) by Cindi MeehlSee bonusbabies.org to learn more about what we are doing and please donate to support us by making a 100% tax-deductible contribution. EVERY PENNY OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION GOES TO RECORDING AND PLATFORMING THESE STORIES. Yeah!IG@bonusbabiespodcastTW@BonusBabiesPodFB@BonusBabiesPodcast
Q: I adopted my son four months ago. It took me almost 3 years, and I am supposed to be living my dream. Instead, I feel frustrated, sad, and sometimes even angry. I don't know what's wrong with me. It's not like my hormones are all messed up from giving birth.Resources:Post Adoption DepressionCreating a Family Online Facebook Support Group for Adoptive, Foster, & Kinship ParentsParenting After InfertilityThis podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the showPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamily
Slam the Gavel podcast welcomes back Ray Sipult to the podcast. Ray was last on. April 28, 2023, Season 4, Episode 84. Ray is a concerned parent and advocate located in Kansas. On the previous podcast, Ray talked about how his daughter at the age of two years had been privately adopted out by St. Francis Ministries. Ray now has sole custody of his son, while the mother signed off rights to her child. Ray discussed that he and 38 other parents had been participating in a MASS FEDERAL TORT in North Carolina to address the atrocities done to their families. This claim was filed in October of 2022. It now has been dismissed. Another topic discussed was that there are no Child Abuse Clearances checked on foster parents in the state of Kansas. After the Penn State scandal broke in 2011 it was statewide in Pennsylvania that anyone working with children must have their State Police Background Check, Fingerprinting and Child Abuse Clearances completed in to their workplace, or they could not work around children. Apparently not in Kansas or nationwide. More on that topic coming up. To reach Ray Sipult: email@example.comThis episode of Slam the Gavel is sponsored by CPSprotect Consulting Services. A Child Protective Services case is one of the most frightening experiences for any parent. Don't face it alone. Face it with confidence! With UrgentAssist by CPSprotect, you can have access to former CPS investigators to make sure you preserve your rights and protect your family. If you're facing CPS involvement and aren't sure where to turn, their child welfare consultants can help you. Visit cpsprotect.com/subscribe and enter the coupon code: SlamTheGavel for 10% off your first year of UrgentAssist AVAILABLE in ALL 50 STATES.Web:www.cpsprotect.comSupportshow(https://www.buymeacoffee.com/maryannpetri)https://www.buzzsprout.com/1364944/subscribehttp://www.dismantlingfamilycourtcorruption.com/Support the showSupportshow(https://www.buymeacoffee.com/maryannpetri)http://www.dismantlingfamilycourtcorruption.com/
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The Biden administration is accepting comments as it considers rule changes for foster care and adoption. The Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs was a year ago but the media keeps pushing a false narrative. And the devastating effects of the Covid lockdowns on education. - Recommendations - Submit a Comment on "Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements for Titles IV-E and IV-B" Prepare the Way of the Lord – Advent 2023 The Promise by Michael Card Joy of Every Longing Heart by Sara Groves The Advent of Christmas by Matt Maher Segment 1: LGBTQ Children and Foster Care "Non-Affirmation of Child's “LGBTQI+” Identity Is Abuse Under Proposed Foster Care Rule" Submit a Comment on "Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements for Titles IV-E and IV-B" From Gender Clinic Caseworker to Whistleblower: Jamie Reed's Story U.K. Transgender Clinic Forced to Close Segment 2: LGBTQ Hoax Crimes Segment 3: Covid and Education "The Startling Evidence on Learning Loss" New York Times 2020 article: "C.D.C. Calls on Schools to Reopen, Downplaying Health Risks"
We are delighted to introduce TeamPeds Talks eight series- Children in foster care. In this episode we will talk about Physical, chronic and behavior issues in foster care with our guests Rebecca Seltzer, MD, MHS and Jillian Longway, CPNP-PC. The hosts for this series are Dr. Brigit VanGraafeiland and Tracy Halasz the chairs and co-chairs of the alliance for children in foster care. The mission of the Alliance for Children in Foster Care is to nurture a sense of belonging, connection, and safety for children in foster care by 1) empowering all pediatric-focused advanced practice nurses to incorporate trauma-informed health care as an essential set of services provided to all children in foster care and 2) promoting equitable and optimal growth and development.
Slam the Gavel welcomes The Honorable Mary Elizabeth Bullock to the podcast. Judge Bullock is also the author of "Judging Me." She has written an exciting memoir that describes a very hard-won life of achievement. Even facing extreme and overwhelming adversity, Judge Bullock, who not only is blind and has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Systemic Lupus, made a name for herself as an experienced trial litigator, honored business law professor and Federal Civil Rights Judge. We had a very in-depth conversation regarding fraud upon the court and the corruption of foster care. The US is 3rd on the list of CHILD MORBIDITY in the world. Judge Mary talked about that these children will one day be our leaders. Fraud upon the court is a huge issue. The person trying to get total control of the child will LIE because they will get more money from the better parent. These are people that are WILLING to LIE. Judge Mary spoke of a case regarding lies. Judge Mary talked about how judges make decisions based on the evidence before them. If an Atty lied, the judge has to question this and differentiate the lies from the truth. There is no statute of limitations on Fraud Upon The Court. Once a person sees it, it must be pointed out. A Certified trauma Victim Witness Advocate not only in child abuse but in marriages as well, Judge Bullock states that people need to know when they have been manipulated. "Without the true facts, you will lose," Judge Mary states. Judge Mary Bullock explained how she herself wrote a decision and was told to change her decision after major surgery. She refused to go down to the federal building seven hours after surgery which she refused to do, "'No' is a complete sentence." Judge Mary Bullock's bravery sheds much encouragement and inspiration to everyone exposing the corruption.To Reach Judge Mary Elizabeth Bullock: 310-810-6080 This episode of Slam the Gavel is sponsored by CPSprotect Consulting Services. A Child Protective Services case is one of the most frightening experiences for any parent. Don't face it alone. Face it with confidence! With UrgentAssist by CPSprotect, you can have access to former CPS investigators to make sure you preserve your rights and protect your family. If you're facing CPS involvement and aren't sure where to turn, their child welfare consultants can help you. Visit cpsprotect.com/subscribe and enter the coupon code: SlamTheGavel for 10% off your first year of UrgentAssist AVAILABLE in ALL 50 STATES.Web:www.cpsprotect.comSupportshow(https://www.buymeacoffee.com/maryannpetri)https://www.buzzsprout.com/1364944/subscribehttp://www.dismantlingfamilycourtcorruption.com/Support the showSupportshow(https://www.buymeacoffee.com/maryannpetri)http://www.dismantlingfamilycourtcorruption.com/
Charles and Molly Lerner were adopted by the same parents when they were children. They are siblings by adoption. Today Charles and his husband, who live in Boston, are parenting Molly's son. They are his adoptive parents. Molly, who lives in Texas, is co-parenting her son with them.Listen in as Angela speaks with Charles and Molly at the 9th national ReEnvisioning Foster Care conference in Boston about what it's like to co-parent. Their shared journey requires them to confront the reality of their childhoods as well as their present-day lives while they meet the emerging developmental needs of their son. Charles and Molly offer us a glimpse into a more expansive definition of family in this live interview; a broader frame for kinship adoption and a deeper understanding of how to help a child thrive. Welcome back to INNOVATE! for Season Three! This season, host Angela Tucker highlights REFCA Champions who are inspiring a Re-Envisioning of Foster Care in America. These visionary leaders are using their wisdom, expertise and lived experiences in foster care to transform child welfare so children and families thrive. To learn more about INNOVATE!, the Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America (REFCA) Movement and the Treehouse Foundation, go to treehousefoundation.net. As always, be sure to like and subscribe to the podcast to be notified when new episodes are released.***ABOUT THE HOST:INNOVATE! host, Angela Tucker, is a REFCA Champion and a nationally recognized mentor, entrepreneur, educator and consultant. Angela is a transracial adoptee who, having been adopted from foster care by a white family, grew up in a city that was demographically just 1% Black.She is the Founder of The Adopted Life, a child-welfare consulting business where she strives to center adoptee stories and bring clarity and truth to narratives about race, class and identity.Angela is the author of You Should Be Grateful: Stories Of Race, Identity, and Transracial Adoption. She has hosted the previous two seasons of INNOVATE!, and currently works as the Executive Director of the Adoptee Mentoring Society.***Angela Tucker - Host & ProducerNicholas Ramsey - Editor & ProducerJudy Cockerton - Executive Producer***The Treehouse Foundation has been leading the Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America (REFCA) movement since 2010. Please visit www.treehousefoundation.net for more information about the award-winning work of the Treehouse Team.
Join us as we talk about various holiday-related situations that can arise with foster, adoptive, and kinship families. Our guests will be Janice Goldwater, MSW, the CEO of Paths for Families; Courtney Tierra, a birth mom, educator, and storyteller; and Christa Hefel, MPH with the State of Iowa Four Oaks Foster and Adoptive Family Connections, and foster mom and mom of 10 children through birth and adoption.In this episode, we talk about:Incorporating very different traditions around the holidays. Differences in gift-giving styles. Managing expectations of giftsIncorporating birth family How do we handle grandparents/older relatives who are very vocal about current affairs, race issues, politics, government systems (foster system) in earshot of kids?Child is of a different religion or no religion. If the holiday is religious, how to handle with adoption or fostering?What do you do when grandparents show a clear preference for biological grandchildren? And we answer some of our listeners questions.This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the showPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamily
James 1:27According to the US Adoption Statistics:391,000 Children are in foster care. 114,000 foster care children are eligible for adoption.115,343 Children are adopted each year1 out of 25 families with children have adopted115,343 children are adopted each year58% of children spend 2-5 years in the foster care system11% spend over 5 years8 yrs is the average age of a child waiting in fosterREFERENCESAdministration for Children and Famlies, The Adoption Hatory Project, Department of Health S
On this episode of the podcast, we welcome Johnston Moore, who serves at Anglicans for Life as the Adoption/Orphan Care Consultant. He joined us last year on the podcast to discuss adoption, but this year, we're going to focus more on foster care ministry.We talk about the current state of the foster system and the heart behind why pro-life ministries and foster care should inherently be linked. We even discuss how students can become involved. Here are some things we mentioned in the podcast:Johnston's Episode 2022 The AFCARS Report 2021-2022Be sure to stay up to date with Abundant Life: You Were Made for More by visiting our blog - and if you're loving the podcast, send guest recommendations to us or leave us a star-rating/review on your favorite listening platform to spread the word about the you were made for more message.You Were Made for More Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagram
If you haven't listened to last week's episode- before you read this, you should go back and either listen to it or read the show notes! Also, pause and watch this video: Francis Chan the REAL American Dream (it's only about 6 minutes)! Now that you've done the homework, we can jump into this episode! In the last episode, we talked about our personal experience and why we decided to become foster parents. This week, we're talking more about how Christians are called to foster care. We'll also talk about some of the pushback we could (and do) get against this conviction. We're not experts. We aren't coming at this conversation from a high horse. But we do want to challenge you to be involved in some way in the foster care system. Want to stay on our virtual couch a little longer? Listen to these other episodes on intentionality in marriage, Christmas with kids, and raising "good" kids. Download: Guide to Your Weekly Marriage Meeting to start being intentional with your weekly communication today Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, we deliver one theological thought (among other things), once a week Follow along on Instagram for even more education, news, and fun! JOIN THE THEOLOGIAN HAUS - THEOLOGY & BIBLE STUDY MEMBERSHIP Every follower of Jesus is called to be a theologian, and just because you don't have time to go to seminary right now, doesn't mean you can't go deeper starting today... JOIN THE THEOLOGIAN HAUS, our theology course & Bible study membership for just $9 today! Use code PODCAST to get 10% off for the life of your membership!
Wayne Naugle, Families 4 Families, and Scott Phelan, Janney Montgomery Scott (Good2Give Podcast, Episode 6) Wayne Naugle, Executive Director of Families 4 Families, and Scott Phelan, Janney Montgomery Scott, joined hosts Maria Walden-Sullivan and DePriest Waddy on this edition of the Good2Give Podcast. Wayne shared his own story of adopting two girls through the foster […]
So much of our organization has been built on relationships. Often if you build the relationship first, the need will arise. Over the last several months, we have been intentionally building relationships with people around us such as caseworkers, the single moms in our program, foster children, foster families, and youth who have aged out of the system.Today, we are excited to share ways that you can get involved and help serve right alongside us.This Giving Tuesday, we have very specific initiatives based on the needs that have arisen around us.Would you join us this Giving Tuesday? Episode Highlights: An explanation of Giving Tuesday.The importance of.How you can help support our mission this Giving Tuesday.Find More on Hope Bridge:You Can Donate Here Through Give ButterVisit Our Website Follow us on InstagramFollow us on Facebook Foster Our Community Instagram This show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.
The Child Health and Development Institute's latest research produced a blueprint for strengthening Connecticut's behavioral health workforce for our children, so tune in and be among the first to learn how this report can help fast-track the help our kids need! Then....we'll hear how grants from the Connecticut Health Foundation will support advocacy efforts to expand health care coverage to more immigrants and to ensure that those who are eligible can get covered. And hey, it's National Adoption Month. So, if you think you can be the best part of a child's challenging life, For the People is welcoming a rep from Wheeler's Foster Care programs to discuss the options, support and benefits you can receive.
In this Power Week conversation with Rita L. Soronen, CEO and President of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, she shares her insights into nonprofit leadership, board engagement, and the foundation's impactful work in the field of adoption. As the foundation celebrates its 25th year, it continues to make strides in its mission to find permanent homes for children in foster care. Rita begins with discussing her 22-year tenure with the foundation and how it allows her to elevate her passion for child welfare and advocacy. She also highlights the importance of board recruitment, emphasizing the need for board members who are not only professionally skilled but also personally passionate about the organization's mission. She offers, "We want to make sure on our board that we have folks who have either adopted, were adopted, have fostered, have some connection, if not directly to themselves, through extended family." Continuing, and discussing board engagement, Rita details how the foundation has managed to engage more than 80% of its board members actively, attributing this success to a focus on committee work and regular check-ins. She also shares strategies for promoting self-care among staff, emphasizing the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive work environment. She says, "We try and encourage that as much as possible...cancel whatever's on your calendar and make sure that we're flexible enough to acknowledge that weeks are tough." When asked about the foundation's impact on adoption, Soronen mentions the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program, which is embedded in 17 states and aims to be present in all 50 states by 2028. She acknowledges the progress made in improving adoption rates but also highlights the need to address myths and misperceptions surrounding vulnerable children and families. She states, "We've been able to do that now in 17 states with the goal of 28 states by the end of...all 50 states by the end of 2028." Rita adds to the discussion, mentioning the challenges and opportunities presented by remote work, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a sense of connection and collaboration among team members. She suggests that while technology has enabled remote work, face-to-face interaction remains valuable, particularly in a mission-driven organization like hers. She mentions, "Learning and sharing from each other face to face is critical." The inspiring episode concludes with a discussion of the foundation's upcoming event, "Home for the Holidays," celebrating its 25th anniversary. Soronen highlights the show's purpose of raising awareness about foster care adoption and bringing families together during the holiday season. She encourages people to tune in for the event, which features a variety of musical talent. Watch on video: https://bit.ly/3R2kpVYFollow us on the Twitter: @Nonprofit_ShowSend us your ideas for Show Guests or Topics: HelpDesk@AmericanNonprofitAcademy.comVisit us on the web:The Nonprofit Show
Focusing on the significance of ongoing testing and measurement in nonprofit marketing, Jill Crumbacher, the Senior VP of Marketing and Development at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, shares how they boost fundraising and brand awareness in this Nonprofit Power Week episode! Jill begins, stating "We have to test our marketing because there are two key components to raising money. We have to have a lot of market fundraising efforts, which the marketing team supports all of those through all of their channels... But also, to fundraise, you have to have brand awareness, somebody's got to know who you are, and that is 100% a marketing function.". She continues, highlighting that revenue is just one part of the equation. She details how their organization has a marketing team and a fundraising team, totaling around 22 employees, and these two teams work closely together. One key aspect of their testing involves evaluating the effectiveness of different creative elements in marketing campaigns, such as fonts, colors, and messaging. They use surveys to measure if audiences remember their organization's name after exposure to various marketing materials. Jill also emphasizes the importance of consistency in branding across different channels and the need to adapt creative elements for different mediums, such as direct mail, email, and digital advertising. She suggests conducting tests whenever entering a new channel and retesting every 18 months to two years to stay updated with changing trends. Additionally, Jill shares examples on how nonprofits can leverage their corporate partners for research opportunities, as many of them have access to resources that can aid in testing and research efforts. Watch on video: https://bit.ly/47sliMWFollow us on the Twitter: @Nonprofit_ShowSend us your ideas for Show Guests or Topics: HelpDesk@AmericanNonprofitAcademy.comVisit us on the web:The Nonprofit Show
We are delighted to introduce TeamPeds Talks eight series- Children in foster care. In this episode we will talk about Psychotropics prescribing in youth in foster care with our guests Christina M. Cwynar, DNP, CPNP-PC, PMHNP-BC and Tracy Halasz, CPNP-PC, PMHS. The hosts for this series are Dr. Brigit VanGraafeiland and Tracy Halasz the chairs and co-chairs of the alliance for children in foster care. The mission of the Alliance for Children in Foster Care is to nurture a sense of belonging, connection, and safety for children in foster care by 1) empowering all pediatric-focused advanced practice nurses to incorporate trauma-informed health care as an essential set of services provided to all children in foster care and 2) promoting equitable and optimal growth and development.
Diversity is a central aspect of the foster and adoption journey. But often, it's overlooked or taken for granted. That's precisely why we have crucial guests like our good friend Maria Hansen-Quine. She's a wealth of knowledge and expertise, particularly when it comes to the celebration of diversity in foster care and adoption. A Little More About Maria... Maria passionately believes in the value of children. So much so that she has devoted the past 22 years to working with children, currently working as a school counselor in a beautiful inner city community. Maria has worked in three different states, six different schools, two group homes, an outpatient therapy children's programs, a homeless shelters, and has provided court mandated therapeutic in home support to families. Maria's passion for kids was birthed during college, when she spent two summers running day camps in Camden New Jersey. Maria's early beginning stories begun in a little country called the Faroe Islands. Here Maria spent the first eleven years of her life, immigrating to Canada as a non-English speaker. Later as an adult, Maria immigrated to the United States. Maria calls herself a precious jewels mamma, as she believes children are sacred gifts from God. Maria and her husband Sam have ten beautiful and diverse precious jewels, seven through adoption, two born biologically, and one bonus adult daughter (and son in law). Sam is an adult adoptee. Also On The Show... Our new booking page is live! If you are an event coordinator or leader and looking for your next keynote or breakout speaker, send us a request. Our 2024 calendar is filling up fast. Click Here! Thanks for stopping by this week ;-)
Welcome to Hot Topics! Gabrielle Crichlow talks to guest Sheila Chester about her experience with the adoption process.In this episode, Sheila Chester and Gabrielle Crichlow delve into Sheila's personal experience with adoption. They discuss various aspects of the adoption process, including Sheila's struggles with infertility and the emotional challenges she faced. The conversation sheds light on the importance of discussing adoption and the difficulties that adoptive parents encounter.Sheila shares her journey of infertility and explores the different options available for adoption, such as infant adoption, international adoption, and foster-to-adopt. She and her husband ultimately chose domestic infant adoption after undergoing a rigorous approval process. Despite experiencing heartbreak when a potential adoption fell through, they remained determined and eventually welcomed their son into their family. Sheila emphasizes the significance of open adoption and maintaining a relationship with the birth family. Through their discussion, the podcast highlights the uncertainties and challenges of adoption, as well as the need for support and understanding from adoption agencies and fellow adoptive parents.Sheila also discusses her decision to become a foster parent and subsequently adopt her children. The conversation touches on the challenges of the adoption process, including the financial costs involved. It also addresses the topic of financial privilege and its impact on the ability to pursue adoption. Sheila mentions her decision not to pursue In vitro fertilization (IVF) due to a chromosomal disorder and her attempts at embryo adoption. The episode provides insights into the complexities and difficulties faced by individuals and couples dealing with infertility, as well as the various options available to them. It raises questions about the fairness and accessibility of adoption for those with limited resources.Furthermore, the conversation delves into Sheila's experience with adoption and parenting. Sheila shares the challenges she has encountered as a parent and explains her decision not to pursue additional children. The discussion also touches on cross-racial adoption and international adoption, exploring the associated challenges and potential risks. Sheila highlights the importance of thorough research before pursuing adoption and recommends adoption resources for those interested. The episode provides insights into the challenges and considerations involved in adoption and parenting, particularly for individuals currently going through the adoption process or considering adoption.Overall, the episode offers a glimpse into Sheila's personal experience with the adoption process. It explores the challenges, emotions, and complexities involved, shedding light on the realities of adoption and the need for support and understanding throughout the journey.Who is Sheila Chester?Sheila Chester, a self-acclaimed free spirit, the founder of Raising Grace Podcast, blog writer, and mother of 3 children. She spent over a decade dealing with infertility and struggling to build a family with her husband in any way possible. Their marriage struggled, her mental health struggled, but they got through it. They adopted two children through domestic infant adoption and have one biological child through IVF (fertility treatments). Her family makes an effort to maintain an open adoption which also includes a relationship with her adopted children's biological parents and siblings. She has written extensively about her experiences in the adoption process and going through infertility. On this side of infertility, life is chaotic, but it is the dream she had always hoped for. Mom-life is a whole new ballgame, she continues to learn and grow.You can find Sheila:On the web: https://www.sheilakchester.comOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaisingGracePodcast/On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RaisingGracePodcast/Sheila has a podcast! Listen and subscribe here: https://www.sheilakchester.com/episodesYou can watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/S7NK8VOVcRc**********************************Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astep...Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aste...Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ASATS2...YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservicesTik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringserv...Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoring...Sign up for our tutoring email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/...Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoring...Support us:Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013Zelle: firstname.lastname@example.orgOriginal date of episode: April 12, 2023
You're really going to want to tune in to hear the story of triplets separated at birth through adoption. It is particularly interesting to hear how they have processed the experience differently and how they feel about adoption.In this episode, we talk about:Kathleen's (the birth mom) experience. Why did she decide to place two of the babies for adoption?When did you find out you were triplets?What was the agreement at the time of adoption about the degree of openness?Was this openness agreement followed, and how do you feel about that?The podcast focuses on the loss of the sibling connection. How did the separation affect each of you?How do/did Kendall and Julianne feel the loss of your birth mom and not being parented by her?Primal Wound?The focus in the podcast, understandably, was on the reunion of the three sisters. However, I'm curious about the reunion between Jules and Kenny and Kathleen, their birth mom.Feeling the odd one out? Donor conception? Who was the driving force behind finding the sperm donor? Did connecting with the donor fulfill anything for you?What are the lingering impacts of having been separated at birth?This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the showPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamily
Hey Light Shiners! In this episode, I am joined by Tigerlily an international adoptee who shares her experience of being isolated from her culture. She also shares what positives things her adoptive father did to make her feel more comfortable in her adoption. Follow the guest on social media! @lilytiger779 Watch the video of this episode only on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=45714095&fan_landing=true If you would like to be on the show please fill sign up here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFZxNnCSntbuvjrxjjvZco3BmsCVNELmU1WzlYPCOongNNiA/viewform?usp=pp_url Please help us keep shining light on the truths of the foster care system by donating. Please click the link to donate! https://karlosdillard.com/checkout/donate?donatePageId=611ab8be7dbb68767abf984e
Is everyone called to be a foster family?Join us today as we chat with our Director of Church Engagement, Brian Troyer. Brian candidly shares what led his family to foster care, as well as his experience along the way.As you've likely realized through our previous episodes, many of these stories have been divinely intertwined, and Brian's journey is no exception. He shares how he and his wife Brittany were connected with Nicole, and how that connection led them to their foster care community and ultimately where they are today.Brian also shares about his role as Director of Church engagement and his desire to awaken the church to the needs of the child welfare system. Brian's perspective is enlightening, encouraging, and one you might not hear often. The reality is, that our county and many counties nationwide are in dire need of foster families, but being a foster family is not the only way to get involved in the foster care crisis.Listen in today to better understand the needs around us and how you can get involved!Welcome back to ReStoried.Episode Highlights: Brian shares his story and background.Why we are connecting with churches and building relationships.How Brian and his wife got into foster care.A conversation on ambiguous loss.Gaining Insight through Foster Care. Awakening the church to the needs of foster families.Find More on Hope Bridge:Visit Our Website Follow us on InstagramFollow us on Facebook Foster Our Community Instagram This show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.
Anne and her spouse faced the challenges of miscarriages and infertility, which ultimately steered them towards the paths of adoption and foster care. Anne's story is truly remarkable, highlighting the importance of divine timing and the significance of persevering even when all seems lost. Anne has a genuine uplifting presence about her. We sincerely believe that this beautiful episode will touch the hearts of all who listen to it, and we hope that you too will find it captivating and inspiring.Anne's Instagram Utah Foster CareThe Christmas Box Christmas box house in Ogden Utah is a shelter for foster children that do not have a home to go to. Christmas time is an important time for people to donate and help make Christmas magical for the kids in that shelter. The Bowers have taken in two kiddos from the Christmas box house and they truly need all the love and support they can get. Support the show
National Adoption Day is November 18. At Living Wholehearted, we work with leaders and their families. From professional counseling with children, teens, couples and families to executive coaching and organizational and leadership development, our passion is helping leaders live with integrity at home, work and in the community. Among the various clients we serve, many have foster or adopted children, are considering the options, or are dealing with some of the unique challenges associated with caring for these children. We are excited to have Dr. Sharen Ford with us today, who has expertise and passion in this area. Dr. Sharen Ford is a nationally-recognized child welfare consultant and the retired Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services. She retired with 30 years of comprehensive work history with the department, overseeing six programmatic areas including the Foster Care and Adoption Program. She is the former President of the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP). She currently serves as the Director for Foster Care and Adoption at Focus on the Family and is as committed as ever to raising awareness regarding the need for every child to have a quality family. To connect with Dr. Sharen Ford, visit: ONLINE: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/ SOCIAL: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/focusonthefamily/ Twitter - @FocusFamily ======================= We LOVE that you've decided to join us this week for the Living Wholehearted Podcast. We hope you enjoyed the conversation, tips, and resources to help you transform every relationship that matters most to you. If you think this will help someone you know, make sure you send it their way or share on socials. Tag us @living_wholehearted and @terramattson! Don't forget to FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss an episode and help spread the word by leaving us some stars on a review. Thanks for partnering with us to help more leaders, just like you, who want to live and lead with integrity at home, work and in the community. Go to livingwholehearted.com and sign up to receive our free leadership tips and updates delivered to you in our monthly newsletter. And, if you're a girl mom, check out mycourageousgirls.com. Until next time, be the leader you would follow! Grateful for you, Jeff & Terra To connect with Jeff & Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to: INSTAGRAM @TerraMattson @Living_Wholehearted @MyCourageousGirls FACEBOOK @WeAreLivingWholehearted @MyCourageousGirls WEBSITES LivingWholehearted.com TerraMattson.com MyCourageousGirls.com RESOURCES Shrinking the Integrity Gap https://davidccook.org/shrinking-integrity-gap-book/ https://a.co/d/dRiP4Ii Shrinking the Integrity Gap e-Course https://www.livingwholeheartedstore.com/e-courses Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace https://mycourageousgirls.com/shop/p/book-courageous-being-daughters-rooted-in-grace Dear Mattsons https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdPzQ_cUwCbRc-MQ40KL3a6ze06CiY38l Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters http://cpguides.org ======================= The Living Wholehearted Podcast is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org
In this powerful episode, Shameeka Baptist will share her inspiring journey from the pages of her book, The Strength Within. As a young girl, Baptist defied the odds after aging out of the foster care system. From facing adversity to conquering challenges, Baptist navigated a path to success against all expectations. Join us in celebrating resilience, triumph, and the indomitable spirit that can flourish even in the toughest circumstances. This is a testament to the strength within us all and a reminder that, with determination and support, anyone can rewrite their story and embrace a future filled with promise. Don't miss this uplifting narrative of resilience, hope, and the pursuit of a brighter tomorrow. Pick up her book, The Strength Within, available on Amazon and other fine bookstores. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chucktuck/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chucktuck/support
For more than 30 years, Rita Soronen has worked on behalf of abused, neglected and vulnerable children, providing leadership for local, state and national efforts, working to improve the juvenile justice and child welfare systems while striving to assure safe and permanent homes for North America's children. Leading the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national nonprofit public charity, since 2001 and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada since 2003, Ms. Soronen works to find permanent families for the more than 140,000 waiting children in North America's foster care systems. Connect with Rita here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DaveThomasFoundationhttps://www.facebook.com/DaveThomasFoundationforAdoptionhttps://twitter.com/DTFAhttps://www.instagram.com/dtfa/https://www.linkedin.com/company/dave-thomas-foundation-for-adoption/mycompany/ This episode is sponsored by: https://www.directsuggest.com/subscribe.php?id=6992 Use Promo Code: HumanHR Connect with Traci here: https://linktr.ee/HRTraci Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! Disclaimer: Thoughts, opinions, and statements made on this podcast are not a reflection of the thoughts, opinions, and statements of the Company by whom Traci Chernoff is actively employed. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hrtraci/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hrtraci/support
Kamron Engler is a sales trainer, speaker, and entrepreneur constructing, & designing a real estate empire. Formerly he worked in the construction business. At 19 has jumped into real estate sales growing it from zero to selling millions year after year. Now he is on a mission to help others do the same. Kamron's Resources: Theengler.com SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST HERE: APPLE PODCASTS GOOGLE PODCASTS SPOTIFY LIBSYN YOUTUBE OKIKI RESOURCES: Need Video Content or Personal Brand Photos? Book Here Join the Okiki Video Content Bootcamp Today! https://www.okikiconsulting.com/okiki-video-bootcamp ABOUT FIYIN: Fiyin Obayan is the founder of Okiki Consulting, where she helps business owners communicate their personal brand or company brand stories through video content, in order to communicate to their target audience. Contact Fiyin: Website: www.okikiconsulting.com Email: email@example.com Phone: (306)716-0324 Instagram: @Okikiconsulting and @Okikiconsultingmedia Facebook: @Okikiconsulting LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiyinobayan/ Business: https://www.linkedin.com/company/okiki
“I could never do foster care because I could never let them go and say goodbye.”The above statement is a common and genuine sentiment many share when discussing foster care.Foster care is a journey that can come with unexpected twists and turns, sacrifice, and yes, sometimes even goodbyes and heartache.Join us today as our Foster Care Program Director, Nicole Bowman, shares her journey to foster care and what led her to where she is today. Nicole speaks candidly about her family's hardships through their foster care walk, and there's no doubt this road has come with a cost.But when we lay our fears down and walk in obedience anyway, ignoring God's call on our lives becomes nearly impossible–even when we know that call will be difficult. He gives us the tools to persevere through the deepest of waters. Nicole's story will inspire you and give you hope as you hear her hindsight perspective of how God has been weaving this story together all along.Thanks for joining us for another episode of ReStoried.Episode Highlights: Nicole shares her pull and desire to help vulnerable children.A conversation on trials and tribulations.Encouragement for someone walking through infertility.Finding community through Foster Care.Perspective changes through Foster Care.Nicole's Journey to Hope Bridge.Challenges in the Child Welfare System.Ways to get connected with Hope Bridge.Find More on Hope Bridge:Visit Our Website Visit the Foster Our Community WebsiteFollow us on InstagramFollow us on Facebook Foster Our Community Instagram This show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.
We celebrate vulnerable children's day this Sunday by learning about a new mission partnership and diving into scripture. We learn that God has a special place in His heart for kids, especially vulnerable kids. Rescuing hurting kids is not just a charity for us to support, it's a rescue mission for all the church. Our compassion is what leads us to action, and because we are no longer slaves, we are adopted sons and daughters, we should be rescuing the hurting and vulnerable around us. Our prayer today is for God to point out the places in our personal purity that we need to offer up to Him, to give us a personal sense of responsibility to serve and show us how we are to be used in the process of rescuing a child. We ask that God push our church to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and rise up on behalf of the fatherless. Join us in the mission of rescuing vulnerable children by visiting our site, or take the next step in your faith journey by visiting burnthickory.com/next. Special Guest: Tasha Whitener.
Resources:Foster Care AdoptionBecoming a Foster ParentChoosing a Foster Care AgencyThis podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the showPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamily
Jack chats with guest Michelle – a nurse practitioner about medical abuse of power and false abuse reports. What happens when medical systems use their power and influence to not only negate parental rights to their children’s medical decisions but to even remove the guardianship of parents by placing children under the care of the […]
Isaac Heron was in contact with the foster care system since he was a baby. He was placed in care at six years old before finding a permanent foster home at the age of 8. These experiences fuel his work as an advocate pushing for improvements in New Zealand's foster care system, with National Youth Council for the Voice of the Young and Care Experienced Whakarongo Mai. Isaac is also a talented academic, and has just received a Rhodes Scholarship, which will take him to Oxford University for a Master of Philosophy in Economics.
Should white parents adopt children of color? Today more than 40% of adoptions are transracial, so it's a conversation we need to have. November is National Adoption Month, so we're talking about adoption, ethnicity, adoptee and birth mom voices, and more on this episode with Dr. Brittany Salmon. As an adoptive mom herself, she offers a ton of wisdom and encouragement to adoptive parents. Adoption and cross-cultural adoption can be both hard and beautiful. There are opportunities here, though, for the adoptive family who is ready to commit more than love. Thanks to our Episode Sponsors! Crossway: https://www.crossway.org/Dwell Differently: https://dwelldifferently.com/ Keep up with Brittany Salmon: http://brittanynsalmon.com/ It Takes More than Love: A Christian Guide to Navigating the Complexities of Cross-Cultural Adoption - https://amzn.to/3MvYDY7Resources to get involved with Vulnerable Families and Children: CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASA) and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children's best interests.https://nationalcasagal.org/ SAFE Families - Safe Families for Children seeks to keep children safe and families together. Safe Families for Children is rooted in faith, fueled by radical hospitality, disruptive generosity, and intentional compassion, to build a network of caring and compassionate volunteers to support families facing social isolation. https://safe-families.org/ Embrace Grace - Embrace Grace exists to help inspire and equip the church to love and encourage single and pregnant young women and their families. Women experiencing unexpected pregnancies receive practical, spiritual, and emotional support through our global support groups.https://embracegrace.com/our-story Brave Love - A pro-adoption movement dedicated to changing the perception of adoption by acknowledging birth moms for their brave decision.https://www.bravelove.org/ Project 127 - Helping churches and families in Colorado serve children through faith-based family preservation, kinship care, foster care & adoption since 2004.https://www.project127.org/ Resources for Foster and Adoptive Parents: Fostered: One Woman's Powerful Story of Finding Faith and Family through Foster Care, by Tori Hope Petersen - https://amzn.to/3MvlUcB Foster the Family: Encouragement, Hope, and Practical Help for the Christian Foster Parent, by Jamie Finn - https://amzn.to/47j0HdQ The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment, by Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls - https://amzn.to/47jyfIF The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, by by Karyn Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine - https://amzn.to/3QMpmBX Cam Lee Small - https://therapyredeemed.wordpress.com/ Books from the adopted perspective. Not Christian, but helpful: Adopting Hope: Stories and Real Life Advice from Birthparents, Adoptive Parents, and Adoptees, by Lorri Antosz Benson - https://amzn.to/3QMUnWASurviving the White Gaze: A Memoir, by Rebecca Carroll - https://amzn.to/3QtWY6f All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir, by Nicole Chung - https://amzn.to/3QqGMmr Research mentioned on the episode: https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/private/pdf/264526/MEPA-Graphical-Factsheet.pdf https://time.com/the-realities-of-raising-a-kid-of-a-different-race/https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-changing-face-of-adoption-in-the-united-stateshttps://adoptionnetwork.com/adoption-myths-facts/domestic-us-statistics/
If you are thinking about adoption, you've likely considered the possibility that you will be adopting a child in another state. In this episode, we talk about everything involved with this process. Our guests are Jim Thompson, an adoption attorney and the author of the book South Carolina Adoption Law and Practice. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys since 1993 and Joan Smith, the District Supervisor of the Pittsburgh office of Adoptions From the Heart.In this episode, we cover:Infant AdoptionIs it possible to adopt an infant in another state?How does a prospective adoptive parent find an expectant mother in another state?What things must prospective adoptive parents be cautious of when looking for expectant parents in another state, especially if they are not working with an adoption professional?How does the domestic infant adoption process differ when the adoptive parents and the expectant moms live in different states?What is the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC)?What are the steps on the ICPC as it applies to domestic infant adoption?What state's adoption laws will be used for the adoption?How long should adoptive parents expect the ICPC process to take?Adopting from Foster Care (relative adoption and non-relative adoptions)Is it possible to adopt a child from foster care in another state?Can you foster a child in foster care in another state?How do you find a child in foster care in another state legally free to adopt?How does the foster care adoption process differ when the prospective adoptive parents and the child live in different states?What are the steps with the ICPC as it applies to foster care adoption?How do visitations between the adoptive family and the child work?How are adoption subsidies handled when adopting a foster child from another state?Which state pays the adoption subsidy? How are health care benefits or Medicaid handled?Resources:AdoptUSKids Understanding Interstate AdoptionThis podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the showPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamily