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Let's Talk Adoption

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Let’s Talk Adoption, the longest-running adoption podcast, features new guests and topics each week relating to the adoption process, raising children, and pregnancy options. Featuring Mardie Caldwell, adoption expert and author, and other adoption professionals from Lifetime Adoption, we bring hope and education to adoptive and birth parents each week, sharing the miracles created through a modern, open adoption.

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Let’s Talk Adoption, the longest-running adoption podcast, features new guests and topics each week relating to the adoption process, raising children, and pregnancy options. Featuring Mardie Caldwell, adoption expert and author, and other adoption professionals from Lifetime Adoption, we bring hope and education to adoptive and birth parents each week, sharing the miracles created through a modern, open adoption.

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Love it!

By Heidi Anne* - May 07 2018
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This podcast was so helpful to my husband and I when we were thinking about adopting!

iTunes Ratings

4 Ratings
Average Ratings
2
1
1
0
0

Love it!

By Heidi Anne* - May 07 2018
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This podcast was so helpful to my husband and I when we were thinking about adopting!
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Let's Talk Adoption

Latest release on Oct 26, 2015

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Korean Adoption

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Guest: Chris Winston

Chris Winston has two Korean-born children and is Chairperson for KAAN (Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network). When she adopted her children decades ago, there weren’t really any post-placement services available for her family. So, in an effort to meet the needs of their family they joined with other families in a group called Friends of Korea. Then, with the help of the Korean consulate in San Francisco, they founded the KAAN organization to assist others. In this episode, she shares more about Korean adoption and what KAAN does.

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Aug 26 2015

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Rank #2: Funding & Foster Adoption

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Guest: Kim Felder

As a birth mother and adoptive parent, Kim talks about her children and the foster care process in California. Kim shares tips for foster adoption, info about the process, and resources for foster parents.

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Aug 26 2015

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Rank #3: The Ins & Outs of Home Studies

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Guest: Savana Newman

How long does it take to complete a home study? What’s the purpose of an autobiography? Why does it cost as much as it does? This episode provides the answers to these questions and much more!

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Aug 28 2015

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Rank #4: Foster Care: Why Aren’t People Adopting in the U.S.?

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Guest: Cynthia Savage

Why aren’t people adopting in the U.S.? How has the foster care system been changing? This show explores why people are choosing to adopt abroad and how that’s affected our systems here in the U.S.

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Aug 28 2015

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Rank #5: 10 Tips to Help You Succeed When Adopting

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Guest: Heather Featherston

Are you considering adopting a child, and not sure where to start or what to do as you begin the adoption process? This program shares 10 things every family should know before they adopt to help them succeed.

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Oct 25 2015

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Rank #6: The Risk and Promise of International Adoption

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Guest: Dr. Ira Chasnoff

Misconceptions and myths regarding international adoption are explored. Dr. Chasnoff discusses the risks, rewards and the most pressing issues and problems adoptive parents can face.

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Oct 25 2015

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Rank #7: Adopting Multi-Racial Children

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Guest: Rose Kent

Author Rose Kent joins the show to discuss the dynamics of adopting multi-racial children. She also discusses what should be considered before adopting multi-racial children, as well as, the ins and outs of multi-racial adoption.

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Oct 25 2015

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Rank #8: Strengthening & Renewing Your Marriage While Building Your Family, Part 1

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Guest: George & Lilly Parker

Starting a family can create a tremendous amount of stress and strain on a marriage, particularly when issues of infertility and adoption are involved. Host Mardie Caldwell is joined by Pastor George Parker and his wife Lilly, to discuss techniques you can use to strengthen your relationship during this time.

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Aug 31 2015

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Rank #9: How DNA is Changing Adoption

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Guest: Kristine Ashcroft

The emerging science of DNA is making an impact in the world of adoption. Learn about the use of DNA in paternity testing, as well as its use to help adoptees confirm siblings and other family members.

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Aug 28 2015

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Rank #10: What Are Kids Saying About Adoption?

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Guest: Tom Bohnhorst

Adoptive father, writer, and researcher Tom Bohnhorst joins this show. He provides a glimpse into the fascinating thoughts of children of adoption.

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Aug 28 2015

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Rank #11: Waiting to Adopt

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Guest: Geoff & Traci Morris

Waiting for your child can be a difficult process. This program covers one couple’s story about how patience, faith, and hope play a role in the waiting game of adoption.

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Oct 25 2015

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Rank #12: Faith in Adoption

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Guest: Robyn Henk

Guest Robyn Henk is an author, adoptive mother and grandmother who discusses the challenges of infertility and how faith helped her through the difficult times. Comfort and understanding can be found through discovering God’s bigger dream for you.

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Aug 28 2015

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Rank #13: Answers to Your Adoption Tax Credit Questions

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Guest: William Perez

What tax credits are available to you? How can you reduce your tax base when adopting? The vocabulary and basics of these topics will be covered so you can be better prepared!

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Aug 28 2015

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Rank #14: Dealing with Fear About Birth Parents

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Guest: Patricia Dischler

Author and speaker Patricia discusses the topic of fear with regard to a relationship with birth parents. She offers insight into how birth parents feel themselves, and tips about how to learn, trust and overcome fear.

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Oct 25 2015

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Rank #15: Adopting in India

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Guest: Hemlata Momaya

Learn about the steps needed to begin an adoption from India with guest Hemlata Momaya. Discover what the government of India is doing right now with regard to adoption and about restrictions and requirements, the time involved, and what you can expect when pursing an adoption in India.

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Oct 25 2015

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Rank #16: How to Deal with Bullies

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Guest: Janet Heller

Janet Heller is the author of How the Moon Regained Her Shape. She speaks about how she was bullied very early on in school and how to help your child if they are being bullied.

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Aug 31 2015

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Rank #17: When Are You Too Old to Adopt?

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Guest: Marlou Russell

Can a person be too old to adopt? Lifestyles are changing, which has led to parenting at older ages. This can bring great benefits, as well as some challenges. Psychologist and author Marlou Russell offers her expertise on this topic and discusses various aspects of parenting later in life.

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Oct 25 2015

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Rank #18: Parenting Multiples

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Guest: Pamela Fierro

Parenting twins (triplets, and more) can be a unique challenge. Guest Pamela Fierro is an author, web writer and producer, and mother of twins. She shares experiences, discusses issues that parents may not consider prior to adopting twins, and offers tips for dealing with the unusual challenges multiples present.

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Oct 25 2015

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Rank #19: Adoptee Search & Reunion – Beginning the Search

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Guest: Marri Rillera

Our guest for this episode is adoption professional Marri Rillera, who works for a reunion registry. She joins us to share how adoptees can begin the search for their birth parents. Tune in and learn what it’s like to perform an adoption search.

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Aug 26 2015

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Rank #20: Legal Rights of Grandparents

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Guest: Felice Webster

When a family is facing an unplanned pregnancy, what rights do grandparents have? Adoption attorney Felice Webster answers questions about the legal options available to grandparents.

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Oct 25 2015

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