National Council for Adoption
June 30, 2012
Hosted by Kelly Ellison
The National Adoption Council has been advocating and educating on adoption for over 32 years. We will talk with CEO, Chuck Johnson and Director of Development and Communications, Lauren who will provide some information about the state of intercountry adoption, the current legislation on the Adoption Tax Credit, and domestic and foster care in the United States. They just completed their National Conference where agencies and prospective adoptive parents participated in workshops and gained valuable resources. Chuck's experience as a social worker and adoption advocate makes him an ideal person to lead NCFA. Lauren's passion for adoption as an adopted child at 3-years old speaks eloquently on the subject. Their entire staff and board are made up of people who are passionate about and have experienced adoption in one way or another. Tune in to this special episode of to learn about the resources there are for adoptive families, birth parents, and adoption professionals.
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.
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.