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Hushabye Nursery: Tara Sundem Shares Her Journey to Help Babies During Withdrawal [S7E9]

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Release Date: 03/31/2023

Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption: Rita Soronen, President and CEO, Speaks on Foster Care and Adoption [S7E16] show art Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption: Rita Soronen, President and CEO, Speaks on Foster Care and Adoption [S7E16]

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President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has joined ADOPTION NOW for an incredible interview. Rita Soronen has worked on behalf of abused, neglected and vulnerable children for more than 30 years.  As the leader of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national nonprofit public charity, her mission is to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. They are working hard to find permanent families for the more than 140,000 waiting children in the United States foster care system. The non-profit was inspired by Dave Thomas, the founder...

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Grateful Adoptee: Author Sarah D. Shearer Shares Her Adoption Story From Russia [S7E15] show art Grateful Adoptee: Author Sarah D. Shearer Shares Her Adoption Story From Russia [S7E15]

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Author Sarah D. Shearer joins ADOPTION NOW to talk about her adoption story.  In her words, her story started off with little hope, “I was born with various medical needs and was left in a Russian hospital where nuns helped to keep me alive until I was transferred to an orphanage.” The Russian orphanage was convinced that no one would want her, but a family in Thomasville, GA saw her picture and fell in love. This is an uplifting story filled with gratitude and grace towards adoption. Sarah has written a memoir called “Extra Ordinary” to share her positive perspective. She...

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Ready, Set, Adoption Part 2: The J Family Continues Their Adoption Journey [S7E14] show art Ready, Set, Adoption Part 2: The J Family Continues Their Adoption Journey [S7E14]

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PART 2!! As we heard on the last episode, Jacob and Jessica already had 2 biological children when they adopted a baby boy while being filmed on the Oxygen show “I am Having Their Baby.” The family of 5 soon became a family of 6, as they went on to adopt a little boy with clubfoot. On this week’s episode Jessica shares how their journey was not over after 2 adoptions! As they waited on the agency’s adoption list, a situation came up that involved drug exposure to the unborn baby. The couple had to make a quick decision if they wanted to keep moving forward and say yes. Listen to...

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Ready, Set, Adoption: As Cameras Rolled, Jessica and Jacob Started Their Adoption Journey [S7E13] show art Ready, Set, Adoption: As Cameras Rolled, Jessica and Jacob Started Their Adoption Journey [S7E13]

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As cameras rolled, Jessica and Jacob started their adoption journey on the Oxygen show “I’m Having Their Baby.” On this episode, Jessica talks to us about the experience of adopting while being filmed on a TV show (as if the hospital time isn’t stressful enough)! They had 2 biological children when they started the process, and as you will hear, they just kept saying yes to situations. This is part 1 of 2 episodes on how they became a family of 8!

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Joyfully Hard: Megan Shares Her Story on Adopting from Haiti [S7E12] show art Joyfully Hard: Megan Shares Her Story on Adopting from Haiti [S7E12]

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Kurt and Megan were married and had 2 sons when they went on a mission trip to Haiti. God began to stir in their hearts a call to adopt. This is a story about surrendering to God’s plan and being obedient to taking the next steps. They knew that if they did not pursue adoption, they would miss out on what God had planned for them. The process was not easy but eventually they brought home a 4-year-old little girl named Esther. They were all so excited but as time went on, they learned about trauma and grief in children. In this episode we hear from Megan about the joy and chaos of learning to...

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ADOPTION NOW Update: Noah and April Share About Their Family, New Website and What is Next! [S7E11] show art ADOPTION NOW Update: Noah and April Share About Their Family, New Website and What is Next! [S7E11]

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Noah joins April on this episode to talk about so many things…like the new ! They update us on how the kids are doing and share what is next for ADOPTION NOW. You do not want to miss this candid conversation the two of them have about life as a multicultural adoptive family.

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Debt Free Adoption: Jessica Ross from Ramsey Solutions Shares Her Story [S7E10] show art Debt Free Adoption: Jessica Ross from Ramsey Solutions Shares Her Story [S7E10]

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 Our guest on this episode comes to us from Tennessee and works for Ramsey Solutions. Jessica Ross tells us what Dave would say about adoption and debt! She and her husband said yes to adopting a baby and had no idea how expensive the attorney would be. As she shares her story on bringing home Gabby, it turns out money was not going to be the hardest part of the journey. Her story was featured on The Ramsey Show, you can watch  We loved having Jessica on the show talking about what giving back looks like, and how we can support other families financially as they walk through...

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Hushabye Nursery: Tara Sundem Shares Her Journey to Help Babies During Withdrawal [S7E9] show art Hushabye Nursery: Tara Sundem Shares Her Journey to Help Babies During Withdrawal [S7E9]

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Do you know someone who is adopting a baby that has been exposed to drug use in utero? Are you an adoptive or foster parent that has jumped into a world that you have no idea about? What does a detoxing baby need? This interview is so important to the adoption community and will answer those questions. Tara Sundem is a neonatal nurse that has opened a recovery center for newborns going through the withdrawal process. works with families to give short-term care to infants that are detoxing. They provide training and support to the caregivers or parents that are walking through this...

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Don't Give Up: Sharon Broxton Shares Her Adoption Story From Georgia [S7E7] show art Don't Give Up: Sharon Broxton Shares Her Adoption Story From Georgia [S7E7]

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Have you ever gone through loss on your journey to become a parent? Have you lost a baby or had an adoption fall through? Does it seem like the waiting to bring home your child is lasting FOREVER? This episode is for you. Sharon Broxton is the host of the Unwanted Sisterhood Podcast a place for women to share their experiences with infertility and struggles to become a mother. On this episode Sharon opens up about her own journey with infertility, a stillborn birth, and one disrupted match. Though she was tired, she never gave up and in November 2022 her family finalized on their new baby...

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Dominican Republic Adoption: Abby Shares Her Adoption Story [S7E8] show art Dominican Republic Adoption: Abby Shares Her Adoption Story [S7E8]

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What does it take to adopt from the Dominican Republic? Abby, a Midwest mother and teacher, shares her adoption story to bring home her 2nd daughter from the Dominican. After they signed with an agency to do a new DR adoption program, they were matched to a little girl. The family traveled with their biological daughter and stayed in country for 135 days! Although it was not easy, they were grateful for the time they had together, getting used to being a family for 4. On this episode, we talk about how often the adoption journey pulls you out of your comfort zone and into an adventure....

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Do you know someone who is adopting a baby that has been exposed to drug use in utero?

Are you an adoptive or foster parent that has jumped into a world that you have no idea about?

What does a detoxing baby need?

This interview is so important to the adoption community and will answer those questions.

Tara Sundem is a neonatal nurse that has opened a recovery center for newborns going through the withdrawal process. Hushabye Nursery works with families to give short-term care to infants that are detoxing. They provide training and support to the caregivers or parents that are walking through this recovery process with the baby. On this episode, we share many tips and advice for families that have a child that has gone through a challenging first start.