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I was adopted at 5 weeks old and told about it so young I don't ever remember not knowing. I didn't experience any adoption trauma until I hit 40 when I found out my childhood teddy bear was a gift from my birth mother. This caused an eruption of anger, feeling rejected and unloved. That kickstarted a learning journey that led me to heal and then want to help others. I created the podcast so guests can inspire listeners with their stories and empower them with their learnings. Email me at si ...
 
FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience. The mission of FASD Hope is to bring awareness, information and inspiration to those whose lives have been touched by a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Each week, Podcast Host- Natalie Vecchione- will speak with a variety of guests about different topics related to FASD and other Brain Based Diagnoses.
 
Food culture in Australia is unique and revered. With an abundance of amazing chefs and venues, Australia is on the cutting edge of food culture, globally. Join us as we chat about the realities of the food and hospitality industries. We dive deep into worlds behind the pass, on the farm, or in the office - exploring what makes our food world tick. Hosts Stef Posthuma (Quicksand Food) and Simon Evans (Caveau Restaurant & Night Parrot Bar & Kitchen) chat with a host of industry professionals ...
 
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FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. November is Adoption Month. Episode 98 guest, Simon Benn, is the founder of "Thriving Adoptees". Simon resides in the United Kingdom and he is an adoptee, speaker and podcaster. Simon was adopted at…
 
Crystal Young is the founding director of Hope Center and has served in this capacity since 2018. Crystal is a 2006 graduate of Tennessee Technological University, and holds a Masters of Public Health from Liberty University. Prior to her role as Hope Center’s Executive Director, Crystal served for 5 years with Tennessee’s Department of Children’s …
 
Connect with Celestina at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachcelestina/ PullTogether is about enlisting parents, families, community members, and young people in the fight to make sure New Mexico's children are safe, cared for, and ready to succeed. Find out more at: https://pulltogether.org/ The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department pr…
 
After successfully adopting 2 children in 2020, Eric and Marissa decided to work at helping other families achieve the same. In addition to a fulltime job as a lead pastor, Eric worked 20 additional hours a week on a side hustle making websites. Marissa got a part-time job in addition to homeschooling their two biological children. With these addit…
 
FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. Episode 101 welcomes back the dynamic duo of Susan Shepard Carlson (Former First Lady of Minnesota and Chair of the FASD United Legislative and Policy Committee) and Jennifer Wisdahl (FASD United Po…
 
Jenn is Co-Founder & Executive Director of UARE Utah Coalition for Adoption Reform & Education. She's been recognized nationally with Spokeo Search Angel Award 2015 for personally facilitating over 100 adoption reunions. She has also lead online support community for over 300 members of the adoption constellation and trained teams of volunteer DNA …
 
Bruce Neal is Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health Australia; and Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. Prof Neal is a UK-trained physician who has 25 years’ experience in clinical, epidemiological, and public health research with a focus on heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Bruce has a longstanding interest in high blood pr…
 
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 We are wrapping up National Adoption Month with adoptive mom and FASD advocate, Debbie Raymond. Deb is a single mom of two adult children—Lydia, who was adopted from China and is now…
 
Marcie J. Keithley, Co founder and President, is a retired Vice President of Retail Bank Management and was also a licensed securities and insurance representative serving the financial community for over 32 years. Her background includes sales, management, operations, team development and leadership. She has served on a variety of boards during he…
 
Born in India, adopted at 10 months, raised in Australia, Vin is a true one off. He runs a Facebook group where adoptees and adopters can learn from one another in a friendly and no conflict environment. Connect with him at: https://www.facebook.com/VinAdopteewarrior/ https://www.instagram.com/vinadoptee Here's the link I mention in the show https:…
 
Annalisa is mixed-race Welsh and Jamaican and was adopted at four years old by Jamaican parents. Annalisa is an award-winning cultural producer, communications and marketing consultant, and journalist whose work and research focus on racial identity, anti-racism, sustainable change, and developmental trauma. You can read more about Annalisa's adopt…
 
Here's a bit about Taylor from his website My name is Taylor and I was born in Cheboksarui, Russia in October 1986. I lived there for five years with my family. I had one brother who is four years older than me and one sister who is two years younger than me. At the age of five, I lost my dad. Since that point, my biological mom, my younger sister,…
 
FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. FASD Hope is celebrating it's 100th Episode! Episode 100's guest is FASD Champion Advocate and FASD Specialist, Dan Dubovsky, MSW. Dan Dubovsky is a clinician working in behavioral health in …
 
Dr. Catherine Horvath is a registered psychologist with competencies in clinical work with children, adolescents, and families, as well as forensic work with adolescents. Dr. Horvath has experience in working with those struggling with disruptive behaviours, self-regulation, attachment, and sexual behaviour issues related to histories of adverse ch…
 
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:4-5 As National Adoption Awareness Month comes to a close, we are celebrating the 300th episode of Orphans No More! Joining host Sandra…
 
David Schunk was born in Smolensk, Russia in 1994. He was adopted at a young age by an American family from New Hampshire. He was a resident of Bedford, New Hampshire since he could remember until he left for college in 2013. He studied Computer Networking and Cyber Security at Champlain College, located in Burlington Vermont. David currently serve…
 
Melanie Scheetz and her husband are proud adoptive parents of two children. Melanie has 29 years of non-profit management experience in the areas of administration and development. She joined the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition as its Executive Director in 1999. Under her guidance, the agency developed the groundbreaking programs, Extreme Recruitm…
 
FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. Episode 99 features Kansas FASD Support Group,Inc. - a diverse group of parents, caregivers, educators and FASD advocates. Kansas FASD Support Network is now a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, has s…
 
Tony, a former foster youth and adoptee, was adopted by a same sex couple in the mid 1990’s. He writes about his experiences growing up as both an interracial adoptee and as a child growing up in a same sex headed household in his memoir “The Son With Two Moms.” Connect with Tony: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-hynes-283aa941/ C.A.S.E. offers …
 
Anthony Fardet, PhD is a nutrition science researcher in the Human Nutrition Unit at Université Clermont Auvergne, France. His work has focused on a number of related areas; the consequences of the reductionist and holistic approaches applied to nutrition research, the relevance of a new classification of foods based on their degree of processing, …
 
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:16-19 In honor …
 
Jenni first encountered the child welfare system in 1995 when her foster brother entered their family as a toddler. His story and five-year adoptive journey had a profound impact, and she has had a desire for systemic transformation since. After several years in the business sector, the road for professional advocacy opened up in 2008 when she had …
 
Connect with Sandy at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-pricer-566741107/ RiseUP is a nonprofit that supports teens and at-risk youth (13-23 years old). By teaching life and leadership skills and by filling in service gaps, RiseUP is working to make sure that no child becomes a statistic. We believe every teen can learn the skills and principles n…
 
As Director of Adoption and Permanency Services, Erika is responsible for overseeing all functions of the full service Infant Adoption Program, State Wide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) program, and county foster care placement services. She is a Management Team member at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, maintains …
 
FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. Episode 97 welcomes back Dr. Jerrod Brown in the third installment of our four part series “All About FASD- Professional Insights and Perspectives . This month's topic is FASD and Confabulati…
 
Connect with Alejandro at: https://twitter.com/alejandro_caw?lang=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/alejandro-quezada-caw/ “CAW” is an organization realized for those adopted from Chile or even within the country borders in order to provide them with a platform they can relate to. In the 70s, 80s and 90s there has been a wave of children leaving the c…
 
Dr. Eirini Dimidi of King’s College London discusses the research on diet in chronic constipation and functional bowel disorders. Dr. Dimidi is a Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences and a Registered Dietitian. In 2016, she was appointed as a Research Associate at King’s College London, where she undertook several research projects on the impact of nut…
 
"Whenever you are able, do good to people who need help." Proverb 3:27 November is National Adoption Awareness Month. To celebrate, all of our November episodes are adoption focused. This week we will be talking about the forgotten adoption option—adopting through the foster care system with adoptive mom, Marcy Bursac. Marcy and her husband adopted…
 
Here's a bit about Julie and her agency from their website: Julie VanHoose-Wells has worked at Greater Love Adoption Decision, Inc (GLAD) since 1997. She began as a Case Manager and became the Executive Director in 2014. Julie’s parents, Rick and Nancy VanHoose, founded GLAD after their own adoption experience. Julie waited 9 years to become a big …
 
FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. Episode 96 is the FIFTH FASCETS FRIDAY episode, featuring Lance Chart. This episode, titled "A Dad's Perspective- Working As A Team". Lance Chart is the founder and owner of "Chart Aggregate …
 
Bryan Post is one of America’s foremost child behavior experts and founder of the Post Institute for Family-Centered Therapy. The Post Institute works with adults, children and families struggling with early life trauma and the impact on the development of the mind/body system. A renowned clinician, lecturer, and author, Bryan has traveled througho…
 
Connect with Kate at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-patel-3569a3170 Diagrama Adoption is an independent, voluntary adoption agency rated GOOD by Ofsted. Their friendly and professional team members are dedicated to finding loving and nurturing families for vulnerable children waiting to be adopted. For more about Diagrama Adoption visit: https:/…
 
FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. November is National Adoption Month and FASD Hope is honored to have Lucas Boyce as the guest of Episode 95 titled "Living Proof". Lucas Boyce is an adoptee, an author and an FASD self-advocate. Luc…
 
Jill Crewes, MSW has over 23 years experience working within child welfare and the foster/adoption community. She is the Vice President of Colorado Programs at Raise the Future where she manages program development and critically examines issues and trends in the public child welfare and adoption arenas to determine the most effective avenues to re…
 
In this episode Alan and Danny discuss the role of nutrition in bone health. They cover the importance of bone health, bone disorders such as osteoporosis, how nutrients play a role in bone remodelling, and the evidence of dietary and supplementation trials on bone health outcomes. You can find the show notes, with links to all the reference studie…
 
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families… Psalm 68:5-6 November is National Adoption Awareness Month. To celebrate, all of our November episodes will be adoption focused. To kick off adoption month, we are also celebrating the 20th observance of Orphan & Stand Sunday. Orphan Sund…
 
To find out more at her work check out: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alice-h-murray-174521157/ https://aliceinwonderingland.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/alicemurraywriter https://www.instagram.com/alice.h.murray/ https://www.facebook.com/alice.h.murrayBy Alice Murray, Simon Benn
 
FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. Episode 94 is part 2 of a 4 part, monthly series within FASD Hope titled "All About FASD - Professional Insights and Perspectives with Dr. Jerrod Brown". This month's topic is FASD and Trauma…
 
Here's a bit about New Family Social from their website. "We're a UK charity, led by LGBT+ adopters and foster carers. New Family Social exists to help you decide if adoption or fostering is right for you and then support you on your journey to becoming parents and carers. We also work with agencies to develop their services to be as LGBT+ inclusiv…
 
Amy is passionate about helping others heal their hearts from past hurts - through the use of research and evidence based practices infused with the latest neuroscience research. She has personal and professional experience with adoption, developmental trauma and other developmental disabilities. She is a self-proclaimed "brain geek" and continuous…
 
Cynthia K. Jensen is a Certified Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. Cindy graduated Cum Laude from Milton College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. From 1990 to 2009 she was employed by another Wisconsin child placing agency. During that time Cindy placed more than 550 children with adoptive families. Cindy keeps current on adoption pra…
 
FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), from the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. Episode 93 shines a light on David Deere, MSW, MTh. David Deere is the treasurer for his state's FASD United Affiliate Organization - Arkansas None for Nine. For fifteen years before his retirem…
 
Connect with Kerry https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-bocook-34261b83/ Heart to Home Adoption Agency, LLC (HTH) is a licensed Kentucky adoption agency that provides home studies, post placement visits, adoptive and foster parent education and referrals to other professional agencies to prospective adoptive/foster parents in Kentucky seeking to adopt…
 
In this episode Alan and Danny answer a variety of questions sent in from listeners. Questions: [1:10] Gabriel - Is there any benefit to including SFAs and cholesterol in low quantities in our diets for healthspan? [10:42] Luis Arrondo - Can I do 3 rather than 4 meals or more for protein absorption by increasing grams of protein? How many grams of …
 
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families… Psalm 68:5-6 This week our Orphans No More podcast takes us across the pond. Host Sandra Flach talks with adult adoptee, Simon Benn—host of the Thriving Adoptees podcast. Listen in as Simon shares how he navigates the ups and downs of lif…
 
Open Arms Adoption Agency has been Sam’s vision for many years. Since reuniting with his birth mother 15 years ago, he has been developing a service to support and educate women when they are in a time of need. His birth mother was 15 years old and not prepared to raise a child when he was born, so adoption was the most loving decision for both her…
 
FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) , through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. Episode 92 is the FOURTH FASCETS Friday Episode, featuring Stacey Chart and this episode is titled "Getting Ready for the Holidays". Stacey joined FASCETS in 2020 as the Office Administrator…
 
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