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Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent trying to be the best parent possible to your precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week we interview leading experts for an hour talking about the topics you really care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are the 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 podcasts, weekly articles/blog posts, resource pages on all aspects of family building at our website CreatingAFamily.org. We also has an active presence on many social media platforms. Please like or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent trying to be the best parent possible to your precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week we interview leading experts for an hour talking about the topics you really care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are the 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 podcasts, weekly articles/blog posts, resource pages on all aspects of family building at our website CreatingAFamily.org. We also has an active presence on many social media platforms. Please like or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

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Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent trying to be the best parent possible to your precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week we interview leading experts for an hour talking about the topics you really care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are the 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 podcasts, weekly articles/blog posts, resource pages on all aspects of family building at our website CreatingAFamily.org. We also has an active presence on many social media platforms. Please like or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

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English


Episodes

A Guide to Raising Your Grandchild

10/20/2021
We talk about raising your grandkids with Christine Adamec, coauthor with Dr. Andrew Adesman, of The Grandfamily Guidebook. She and her husband have been raising their teenage grandson since his infancy. In this episode, we cover: Resources: Benefits QuickLINK Helping Parents & Kids Manage Phones, Internet, & GamingThis 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...

Duration:00:55:47

Talking With Your Adopted or Foster Child About the Hard Parts of Their Story

10/13/2021
Talking with your adopted or foster child about the hard parts of their story can feel like a daunting task. Should you tell your child that her birth father is in jail or that her birth mother is addicted to drugs, or that she was conceived by rape? If so, how in the world do you share this news. We talk with Lesli Johnson, an EMDR therapist who specializes in adoption and foster care and an adult adoptee; and Susan Myers, a licensed Master Social Worker with Adoptions from the Heart...

Duration:00:49:12

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

10/6/2021
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency is a difficult and little understood diagnosis for infertility with ramifications for your general health as well as for your fertility. We talk with Dr. Alex Quaas, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Reproductive Partners of San Diego and an Associate Professor at UCSD. In this episode, we cover: This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire infertility patients...

Duration:00:49:05

How to Afford Adoption

9/29/2021
What are some tried and true ways to afford adoption? In this episode, we talk with Julie Gumm, author of You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption. We cover ways to find “extra” money that you can put towards your adoption, ideas for increasing your savings, and reasons to be cautious about asking for donations to pay for an adoption. In this episode, we cover: This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission...

Duration:01:05:30

Family Building Challenges for Military Families: Adoption, IVF & Fostering

9/22/2021
We talk about the challenges of adopting, fostering, IVF, or third-party reproduction while being in the military. We talk with the co-founders of the Military Family Building Coalition, Katy Bell Hendrickson and Ellen Gustafson. In this episode, we cover: https://www.militaryfamilybuilding.org/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...

Duration:00:53:44

Kinship Caregivers & The Hidden Foster Care System

9/15/2021
Kinship caregivers (primarily grandparents raising their grandchildren) are often functioning as a shadow foster care system. We talk with Josh Gupta-Kagan, a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law and author of America’s Hidden Foster Care System in the Stanford Law Review, and Karissa Phelps, a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at Temple Legal Aid, where she provides legal representation and services to kinship caregivers. In this episode, we cover: This...

Duration:00:58:02

The Traumatic Impact of Racism

9/8/2021
The trauma of racism impacts our children's physical and emotional health. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Roger Harrison, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children; Dr. Lonna Gordon, the Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Florida. She is board certified in pediatrics,...

Duration:01:00:09

Uterine Fibroids: Causes, Treatment, and Impact on Fertility

9/1/2021
What do you need to know about uterine fibroids if you want to get pregnant? We talk with Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith, is the Medical Director of Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta and a Board Certified OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist. She also has a Master of Public Health in maternal and child health. She has been listed in Atlanta Magazine’s Top Doctors for Infertility from 2017-2021 and as one of Black Health Magazine’s Most Influential African American Doctors. In this episode, we...

Duration:00:51:59

How to Raise an Intense Child

8/25/2021
Do you have a child that is more—more loud, more energetic, more argumentative, more everything? Intense children can be harder to raise, but their intensity is a gift as well as a parenting challenge. We talk with Howard Glasser, creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach to parenting. He is the author of Transforming the Difficult Child and Transforming the Intense Child Workbook. In this episode, we cover: Transforming the Difficult ChildTransforming the Intense Child Workbook.This podcast...

Duration:00:46:10

How to Become a Foster Parent

8/18/2021
Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent but didn't know where to begin? This is the show for you! We talk with Vicki Ochoa, State Director for South Carolina MENTOR, an organization that provides an array of child and family services, on the ins and outs of becoming a foster parent. In this episode, we cover: 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...

Duration:00:45:11

Raising Resilient Kids

8/11/2021
How can we raise children who are resilient and able to bounce back from the ups and downs of life and move forward with optimism and confidence? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, the Co-Founder and Director of Programs at the Center for Parent and Teen Communications, a Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and author or “Building Resilience in Children and Teens” and “Raising...

Duration:00:53:35

How Our Immune System Affects Fertility and Miscarriage

8/4/2021
Can problems in our immune system cause infertility, miscarriage, or premature birth? Today we talk with Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Daniel Stein, Director of RMA of New York’s Westside office and Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology at Mount Sinai West Hospital, about the impact our immune system has on our fertility. In this episode, we cover: This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. Creating a Family brings you the following expert-based content: · Weekly podcasts ·...

Duration:00:49:26

Parenting a Child with Prenatal Exposure

7/28/2021
What are the long-term impacts of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure and how can we parent these kids to help them thrive. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Mona Delahooke, a clinical child psychologist and the author of Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges. In this episode, we cover: Long term impact of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure: Research has found that most drugs that are commonly abused easily cross the...

Duration:01:00:13

What’s It Like to Be In Foster Care: Former Foster Youth Speak Out

7/21/2021
In this episode we talk with a panel of four former foster youth to find out what it is like to be raised in foster care and what they wish foster parents knew about the experience. In this episode, we cover: 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...

Duration:01:06:08

Handling Social Media

7/14/2021
What issues do you need to think about when using social media as an adoptive or foster parent? What issues do you need to consider for your teens and tweens as they engage in social media? We talk with Katie Biron, Director Fostering Connections for Families and Program Manager of the Family Connections Program; Laura Jean Beauvais, licensed professional counselor with New Wind Counseling; and Dawn Friedman, a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervisory designation at Building...

Duration:01:07:15

Preparing Kids Already in the Home for an Adoption

7/7/2021
How can we prepare kids already in our home for the adoption of a sibling whether that new sibling is an infant or an older child. We will talk with Michelle Hoevker, a board-certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor and Program Director of Adoption and Foster Care at Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services with more than 20 years experience in child welfare; and Adam Crawford, a Licensed Master Social Worker and the Program Director of Adoption and Foster Care at Presbyterian Children’s...

Duration:00:59:09

Is Human Fertility Declining and What Can We Do About It

6/30/2021
Is human fertility declining? What is the cause and what can we do about it. Our guest is Dr. Shanna Swan, an award-winning scientist based at Mount Sinai Medical Center and one of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists. She is the author of Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race. In this episode, we cover: This podcast is produced by...

Duration:00:56:28

Adopting a Relative from Abroad

6/25/2021
What issues should parents think about when adopting a relative (niece, cousin, sibling) from abroad. We talk with Mary Beth King, who has a Master of Science in Social Administration and is Frank Adoption Center’s Executive Director, and with Katie Schultz, an International Adoption Specialist with Madison Adoption Associates. In this episode, we cover, This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive,...

Duration:00:55:43

How to Raise a Child Who Will Thrive

6/18/2021
What are the 7 essential character traits that parents can teach their children to increase resiliency? In this episode we talk with Dr. Michelle Borba, an internationally renowned educational psychologist and author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. In this episode, we cover: 7 essential character traits of a child who will thriveThis podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and...

Duration:00:54:55

Partnering with Birth Parents in Foster Care

6/10/2021
Call it co-parenting, shared parenting, or partnership parenting, the gist is the same: foster parents are expected to share the nurturing of a foster child with the birth parents to facilitate reunification whenever possible. Join us today to talk about shared parenting with Carrie Sgarlata, an educator, mom, foster mom, and foster parent trainer and recruiter; and Andrea Leaman, a social worker with the Foster Care Licensing and Placement Program with Children’s Wisconsin Community...

Duration:00:45:43