Infant Adoption Guide Podcast

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Sinopsis

An adoptive dad (2 times) helping you learn how to adopt a baby in the US.

Episodios

  • Post Adoption Support  The Pineapple Mindset with Chloe Edwards: Podcast Episode 70

    Post Adoption Support & The Pineapple Mindset with Chloe Edwards: Podcast Episode 70

    10/03/2020 Duración: 43min

    Post adoption support. Can you define it? Do you know why it is so important for you and your family? Do you know where to get support for your adopted child as they grow? Adoption doesn’t end when a baby is placed with you. Adoptees need to know they are adopted and they need positive […]

  • IAG 069: Fund Your Adoption  Serve a Widow with JT Olson of BothHands.org

    IAG 069: Fund Your Adoption & Serve a Widow with JT Olson of BothHands.org

    24/02/2020 Duración: 44min

    Can you imagine a world where finances are no longer an obstacle for anyone wanting to adopt in the U.S.? This is the mission of BothHands.org, a non-profit organization that helps fund your adoption AND helps serve a widow. This could be the most irresistible non-profit organization in the world, right? “Almost ten years ago, […]

  • IAG 068: Transracial Adoption with Dr. Kay Ramsey

    IAG 068: Transracial Adoption with Dr. Kay Ramsey

    10/02/2020 Duración: 49min

    For many who are considering adopting an infant, the question about transracial adoption will frequently come up: Will you adopt a child of a different race than yours? Lots of folks say that race doesn’t matter, meaning they could love a child unconditionally, even if they don’t look exactly like them. The reality is that […]

  • IAG 067: The Story of an adoptee and mom through adoption – Denise Massar, author of MATCHED: A Memoir

    IAG 067: The Story of an adoptee and mom through adoption – Denise Massar, author of MATCHED: A Memoir

    10/01/2020 Duración: 46min

    “We got the call on New Year’s Day, 2014: a birth mom had chosen us and we’d been matched. But after my son was home in my arms, my birth mom search wasn’t over. I decided it was time to find the woman who had given birth to me.” Denise Massar – Author of MATCHED: […]

  • IAG 066: An Amazing Open Adoption Story with Birthmom (Tara)  Adoptive Mom (Nicole)

    IAG 066: An Amazing Open Adoption Story with Birthmom (Tara) & Adoptive Mom (Nicole)

    04/11/2019 Duración: 54min

    One often scary, overwhelming and misunderstood part of infant adoption is called open adoption. This is where birthmoms and adoptive families have some type of ongoing communication and relationship. Listening to an open adoption story can help us all learn how others have successfully started and grown their relationship. On this episode of the Infant […]

  • IAG 065: How To Adopt Faster With The Profile Listing Service Adoptimist.com

    IAG 065: How To Adopt Faster With The Profile Listing Service Adoptimist.com

    10/08/2019 Duración: 46min

    What is one of the most important parts of your infant adoption journey?  Showing your profile – so you can make that important connection with an expectant mom, who is looking for someone LIKE YOU to be parents to her baby.  Today’s show is all about listing your adoption profile online – and we are […]

  • IAG 064: 5 Ways A Husband Can Support His Wife On The Adoption Journey

    IAG 064: 5 Ways A Husband Can Support His Wife On The Adoption Journey

    14/07/2019 Duración: 21min

    After 3 infant adoptions and working with so many others, here are 5 ways I've found that husbands can better support their wife on the adoption journey.

  • IAG 063: Open Adoption Through an Adoptee’s Perspective

    IAG 063: Open Adoption Through an Adoptee’s Perspective

    01/03/2019 Duración: 42min

    Open adoption can be a hard concept to understand, especially if you are just starting out and learning about infant adoption. Hearing stories from others who are living in open adoption relationships can be a HUGE help. On this episode, we welcome our special guest Angela Huggins. She is an adoptee and an adoption professional. […]

  • IAG 062: 10 Things We’ve Learned Through 3 Infant Adoptions with Tisha Elder

    IAG 062: 10 Things We’ve Learned Through 3 Infant Adoptions with Tisha Elder

    12/02/2019 Duración: 50min

    Trying to adopt a baby can be extremely overwhelming and frustrating – especially when you first start the process. My wife and I have adopted three newborns over the past 10+ years. This is a very special episode of the IAG podcast. In fact, in over 60 episodes, there hasn’t been one as special as […]

  • IAG 061: What you need to know about interstate adoption

    IAG 061: What you need to know about interstate adoption

    18/09/2018 Duración: 45min

    A great way to increase your ability to adopt faster is to be open to adopting from outside of your home state – also known as “interstate adoption”. On this episode, we cover everything you need to know about interstate adoption with our special guest Carrie Eckhardt. Start listening right here: When adopting a newborn […]

  • IAG 060: Birthmom story of love and open adoption with Kelly Clemente

    IAG 060: Birthmom story of love and open adoption with Kelly Clemente

    22/08/2018 Duración: 50min

    “I thought the hardest day of my life would be finding out that I was pregnant. It wasn’t. The hardest day of my life was driving away from that hospital without a baby.” Kelly Clemente chose adoption for her son. She chose life over abortion. She made the incredibly difficult decision to place her newborn […]

  • IAG 059: Adopting After Having Biological Kids

    IAG 059: Adopting After Having Biological Kids

    01/07/2018 Duración: 49min

    When starting the infant adoption journey, you may read and hear stories from a lot of couples who are adopting their first child. Some may even be adopting their second or even third child. What you don’t hear as much is from families who are adopting after having biological kids.  In this episode, we talk […]

  • IAG 058: Behind the NEW Adoption Profile Listing Service: MyBabysFamily.com

    IAG 058: Behind the NEW Adoption Profile Listing Service: MyBabysFamily.com

    16/06/2018 Duración: 58min

    Creating and sharing your adoption profile may be the most important thing you do as you wait to adopt. Putting your profile online is a big part because it will help you connect with an expectant mom much faster. In this episode, we talk with Brad Lindemann, founder of the new profile listing service MyBabysFamily.com. […]

  • IAG 057: Communicating With a Birthmom

    IAG 057: Communicating With a Birthmom

    28/04/2018 Duración: 52min

    Communication is huge in any relationship. It is especially important when meeting someone for the first time. In a lot of infant adoption situations, the hopeful adoptive parents can meet an expectant mom in person or have a conversation over the phone. It’s no surprise that communicating with a birthmom (after a child is placed […]

  • IAG 056: An Adoption Story From a Guy’s Point Of View With Jamy Bechler

    IAG 056: An Adoption Story From a Guy’s Point Of View With Jamy Bechler

    28/03/2018 Duración: 46min

    When we were dating I said I wanted kids, but I really didn’t because I was way too focused on my career. Wow, what a messed up perspective! Looking back on it now, our son has been a blessing in more ways than I could ever have known. Thank you God for bringing Jaylen and […]

  • IAG 055: Infant Adoption Story with Amy Brooks

    IAG 055: Infant Adoption Story with Amy Brooks

    27/02/2018 Duración: 45min

    We relied on faith knowing that God would bring us our children. We didn’t know if they would be healthy, we didn’t know if they would look like us, we didn’t know if they would be born in our state or across the country. We let God take care of the details. His work surpassed […]

  • IAG 054: How to get your spouse onboard with building your family through adoption

    IAG 054: How to get your spouse onboard with building your family through adoption

    13/02/2018 Duración: 46min

    It can be a scary and exciting starting the infant adoption process. A lot of us – even before we start the process, we can hit a major roadblock if you are ready to adopt and your spouse isn’t onboard yet. Couples may not be at the same point at the same time when major […]

  • IAG 053: How Infant Adoption Has Changed with Nicole Witt

    IAG 053: How Infant Adoption Has Changed with Nicole Witt

    01/02/2018 Duración: 40min

    Infant adoption has changed over the years and we as hopeful adoptive parents want to (and need to) keep up with the changes as we look to build our families. Here are some examples of the changes we’ve seen: Fewer placements Higher fall through rates New/different adoption scams More of a need for an online […]

  • IAG 052: Adopting with prenatal alcohol  drug exposure

    IAG 052: Adopting with prenatal alcohol & drug exposure

    18/12/2017 Duración: 48min

    Hopeful adoptive parents are often faced with the difficult decision of whether to adopt a baby that has been exposed during pregnancy to alcohol or drugs – such as opiates, marijuana, prescription drugs or other drugs. Adopting with prenatal alcohol & drug exposure is a hard topic but an extremely important one because drug and […]

  • IAG 051: How to work with multiple adoption agencies

    IAG 051: How to work with multiple adoption agencies

    14/11/2017 Duración: 38min

    Choosing an adoption agency is usually a big decision in your journey to adopt because they are your guide from day one through the day a baby is placed in your arms (and beyond). Finding the right agency to work with can get confusing and overwhelming. There are hundreds of agencies across the U.S. so […]

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