5: Foster Kinship, Adoption and Starting a Nonprofit with Ali Caliendo

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I know there are many families out there that are curious about fostering or possibly adopting a child. Today we talk about what this all involves, where to get support and how to help!

Also, some great tips on how to start a Nonprofit and how long it really takes to fully launch a business and start paying yourself.

My guest Ali Caliendo is a tireless advocate for children and families, focusing on kinship, foster and adoptive families. She launched, funded and currently serves as the Executive Director of Foster Kinship, a non-profit organization devoted to the support of kinship families.

I hope you learn SO much from this episode, I know I did!

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

1. Brief background about you and your business 2. What is Kinship Care? - How did it come about that you were going to start the non profit 3. Why you shouldn't wait to build your business 4. The ups and downs of fostering and adoption 5. How do you balance work and family life? 6. Advice you'd give to parents that adopt or foster a child.

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BIO:

Ali is a tireless advocate for children and families, focusing on kinship, foster and adoptive families. She launched, funded and currently serves as the Executive Director of Foster Kinship, a non-profit organization devoted to the support of kinship families. She founded Foster Kinship to provide much-needed resources and peer-to-peer support for the dedicated individuals working tirelessly to raise their relative’s children, keeping these children both connected to family and safe from harm. A licensed foster and adoptive parent herself, Ali is a frequent contributor to the local, state and national conversation on kinship and foster care. Ali is completing a Ph.D. in Public Affairs at UNLV and holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Systems Renewal (OSR) from Seattle University, specializing in family systems and systemic trauma and healing, organizational consulting and group facilitation. Ali currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband and 5-year-old son.

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Resources:

http://www.fosterkinship.org/

https://www.facebook.com/FosterKinship https://twitter.com/alilovesvegas

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