An Adoption For Every Budget

June 23, 2012
Hosted by Kelly Ellison

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The one topic that frightens most people about adoption is the money! In recent poll taken of member of the Adopt2Connect community, a community of over 400 potential adoptive parents, the financial aspect of adoption was the #1 concern. Are you holding back on bringing your family together because of the costs associated with adoption? Because adoption is so expensive it requires the prospective family to look at their finances and make decisions about how they will get the money but also how they will sustain their budget throughout the process. Join us for our show this Saturday as we explore how adoption can be more affordable and how it isn’t out of your reach if you have a plan! This show will address some of the issues of how to pay for your adoption , how to make it more affordable and also what is beyond that? Your questions will be answered with our experts – Amanda Grant, CEO of USAdopt and Paul Kapur, Financial Advisor from Ameriprise Financial. Join us!

Your Adoption Coach

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Your Adoption Coach is designed to reach prospective and current adoptive families, couple, and singles with the resources they need to successfully bring their family together. We will examine international and domestic adoption, resources, costs, stories, highlight innovative agencies and bring the touching stories of families struggling and succeeding to the forefront. There is no greater community builder than Adoption! When we educate and encourage others to become involved, more people are inspired to adopt or be a part of a community of adoption. Our show aims to educate and inspire others to get involved in building a family be it on their own or helping someone close to them bring their family home together forever.

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Kelly Ellison

Kelly Ellison

Kelly is an adoptive parent, executive coach and trainer. She has over 25 years of experience working in development and management in the nonprofit sector and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes ranging from the environment to the arts. Kelly has a passion for helping adoptive families reach their financial goals and uses her experience from the nonprofit world to coach adoptive families. She is Your Adoption Finance Coach and works with adoption agencies and families providing workshops, resources, and coaching to help them with their financial needs associated with adoptions both international and domestic. Using her system, the families she supports raise anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 or more for their adoption. Kelly completed her Masters Degree in Business Administration in 2005, graduating from the Rockhurst University in the Executive Fellows Program in Kansas City, Missouri. She has extensive management experience, training and facilitating groups of all sizes and backgrounds. Kelly is certified in mediation and diversity and is an author and speaker. She will be speaking at the National Council for Adoption this year. She serves on several boards including the scholarship committee for the Rosalyn Carter Institute’s Intergenerational Caregivers Scholarship Award and is also a member of the board of governors to the We Are Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in New York City.

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