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rita soronenIn this episode of the Fund Your Adoption Podcast, I interview Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption. We focus specifically on foster care adoption and separate the facts from the fiction and include a ton of resources available to adoptive families.

What Is Covered In This Episode

  • The vision and mission of the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption
  • Rita’s background and involvement with the Dave Thomas Foundation
  • The affordability of foster care adoption
  • Misinformation and realities of adopting from foster care
  • Adoption subsidies and tax credits at the state and federal levels
  • Employer adoption benefits and resources available for employees
  • Children with special needs and challenges children in foster care frequently encounter
  • Trauma, loss, grief and the importance of going into adoption prepared
  • Utilizing the pre and post-adoption resources and people available to support you in your adoption and how to stay connected with other adoptive families in the community. Post adoption resources by the adoptive parents
  • Overcoming your fears and concerns and taking steps to get started with foster care adoption

Adoption Resources Highlighted

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Jeremy Resmer

Child Advocate. Entrepreneur. Fitness Junkie. Parent. Jeremy is an adoption fundraising coach that provides creative strategies and resources that empower families to adopt without debt.

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