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Let’s Talk – The Overlooked Child (Part 1)

In part one of this two-part series, we will focus on elementary – middle school age children.  Don’t feel intimidated and disregarded!  Here’s how to make sure special education surrogates and foster parent voices, ideas and concerns are heard at…

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Let’s Talk – Open Your Mind and Heart

Hear from a parent who adopted through foster care while working within Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) guidelines. Samantha and her family developed an incredibly close bond with her child’s birth mother, and large extended family, while continuing to champion…

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Let’s Talk – A Racial Identity Journey

Isaac Etter grew up with very few Black people. His only reference for Black people was through television and the media. Transracial adoptees need parents who support their racial identity development in positive ways. In this episode, we will learn from…

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Let’s Talk – BTS of BTS Event!

We’re going Behind-the-Scenes of FAM’s Back-to-School shopping event.  Kim Sacay from FAM will share how it all got started.  Emily, a Child Specific Recruiter, and Kim will share how it all works… and Emily will provide the youth’s perspective. FOSTER…

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Let’s Talk – Design Flaws

Join us for an adoption discussion centered around author Joe Golemo's life as an adoptee, and in his new book Design Flaws, a murder mystery set in the Twin Cities. Author Joe Golemo draws distinct parallels to his own life…

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Let’s Talk – *Goodbye Again

Join us for a discussion of the memoir Goodbye Again. This book is the story of one birth mother's relinquishment, reunion, secondary loss, and journey to acceptance and healing. Her heart-wrenching book details how she lost her son - twice.…

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Let’s Talk – LGBTQ+: Understanding and Support

This podcast will inform and inspire our thought processes regarding the unique impact of LGBTQ+ identity on many aspects of development and relationships in foster and adoptive families.   MN ADOPT Website: fosteradoptmn.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mnADOPT Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MNAdopt

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Let’s Talk – Anxiety!

Join in this podcast to learn more about what contributes to your toxic stress and how it impacts you. Dr. Tami DeCoteau, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) will share strategies for self-care and managing stress.   If you like this podcast, consider joining Dr. DeCoteau for a live webinar…

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Let’s Talk – De-Bunking the Myths of Foster Care

Common myths can make the prospect of fostering/adopting more intimidating than it should be.  We go over 5 common myths about foster care. If you are interested in fostering, complete our foster care inquiry form:  https://fostercare.mnadopt.org/v2/?c=fc_inquiry Foster Care information:  https://fosteradoptmn.org/fostering-network/…

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Let’s Talk – Interview with a Foster Mom: Back-To-School Shopping Experience

We chat with Lisa, a foster & adoptive mom, about her and her children’s experience with the Back-to-School Shopping Event last year! Learn more about this event:  https://mnadopt.networkforgood.com/projects/82148-back-to-school-shopping-for-foster-kids-2020   MN ADOPT Website: fosteradoptmn.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mnADOPT Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MNAdopt

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