Parent Match with Lori Ingber

September 22, 2012
Hosted by Kelly Ellison

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If you have ever wondered how the matching process happens for birth parents and would be adoptive parents or why in some cases the birth family is found and matched so quickly with one adoptive family while others wait for months. This is the show for you! Lori Ingber, founder and CEO of Parent Match had this very question when she witnessed her sister trying to adopt an infant in the United States. It just seemed that while her sister’s agency didn’t have any birth moms to match her with it was through a completely different circumstance that her sister learned about not one, but two babies available from another agency across the country. Ingber realized that this was not only a problem for her sister, but likely a bigger problem for other hopeful adoptive parents. This was the passion that fueled her development of Parent Match an online adoption matching service for birth parents and adoptive families. You won’t want to miss hearing more about Lori’s story. Join us!

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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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