What To Do After Russia
April 27, 2013
Hosted by Kelly Ellison
So much heartbreak, so many families affected by the tragedy of Russia banning US Adoptions this past year. What are the next steps? If you were one of the many caught in this political quagmire, there may be solutions for you in other countries that are now available. Beacon House Adoption, specialized and was certified in Russian adoptions for over 20 years. Like many full service domestic and international adoption agencies, they have had to retool and offer other inter-country options to their families. Some of the new countries that are now available for adoption through Beacon House are Moldova, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan. On this show we’ll talk about these countries, requirements and costs along with domestic adoption as an option for those wishing to build their family through adoption. I hope you’ll join me with Anne Hughes, CEO/Founder of Beacon House Adoption service to hear about some of these exciting new developments.
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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.