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Let's Talk Adoption

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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Korean Adoption

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. The post Korean Adoption appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

54mins

26 Aug 2015

Rank #1

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Funding & Foster Adoption

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. The post Funding & Foster Adoption appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

1hr 3mins

26 Aug 2015

Rank #2

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The Ins & Outs of Home Studies

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! The post The Ins & Outs of Home Studies appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

28 Aug 2015

Rank #3

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

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. The post Foster Care: Why Aren’t People Adopting in the U.S.? appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

28 Aug 2015

Rank #4

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10 Tips to Help You Succeed When Adopting

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. The post 10 Tips to Help You Succeed When Adopting appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

27mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #5

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The Risk and Promise of International Adoption

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. The post The Risk and Promise of International Adoption appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

24mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #6

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Adopting Multi-Racial Children

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. The post Adopting Multi-Racial Children appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #7

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Strengthening & Renewing Your Marriage While Building Your Family, Part 1

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. The post Strengthening & Renewing Your Marriage While Building Your Family, Part 1 appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

24mins

31 Aug 2015

Rank #8

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How DNA is Changing Adoption

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. The post How DNA is Changing Adoption appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

24mins

28 Aug 2015

Rank #9

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What Are Kids Saying About Adoption?

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. The post What Are Kids Saying About Adoption? appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

28 Aug 2015

Rank #10

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Waiting to Adopt

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. The post Waiting to Adopt appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #11

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Faith in Adoption

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. The post Faith in Adoption appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

28 Aug 2015

Rank #12

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Answers to Your Adoption Tax Credit Questions

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! The post Answers to Your Adoption Tax Credit Questions appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

28 Aug 2015

Rank #13

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Dealing with Fear About Birth Parents

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. The post Dealing with Fear About Birth Parents appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #14

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Adopting in India

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. The post Adopting in India appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #15

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How to Deal with Bullies

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. The post How to Deal with Bullies appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

35mins

31 Aug 2015

Rank #16

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When Are You Too Old to Adopt?

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. The post When Are You Too Old to Adopt? appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #17

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Parenting Multiples

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. The post Parenting Multiples appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #18

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Adoptee Search & Reunion – Beginning the Search

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. The post Adoptee Search & Reunion – Beginning the Search appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

53mins

26 Aug 2015

Rank #19

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Legal Rights of Grandparents

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. The post Legal Rights of Grandparents appeared first on Let's Talk Adoption.

25mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #20