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BR Episode 008: The Beauty of Adoption with Guest Treva Baltes
Stephanie Olson Speaking

BR Episode 008: The Beauty of Adoption with Guest Treva Baltes

Stephanie Olson talks to Treva Baltes about the beauty of adoption. Treva Baltes lives in “The Sweetest Place On Earth”, Hershey, Pennsylvania with her husband, David and 2 daughters, Eva Monet and Avery. After graduating with a business degree and music minor, she enjoyed a rewarding career in corporate America that expanded over 25 years. It wasn’t until she and David celebrated their 20th anniversary that they welcomed their first child through International Adoption. 7 years later they found themselves back in China, welcoming their 2nd daughter. Nowadays, you’ll find Treva leading worship in her church and running her home based business, “She Build’s Belief”, supporting and inspiring Women Entrepreneurs. She loves spending time with her family and friends. A pastor’s wife for 31 years, connecting with people and celebrating the diverse ways God designed us is a joy! She truly believes we were made for community. RESOURCES Adoption Agencies: America World Adoption Association. (McLean, VA) Chinese Children Adoption International - CCAI ( - Centennial, CO Is the leading international adoption agency in the world The well being of the abandoned/orphaned and adopted children is our ultimate concern - Love brings us together. Bethany Christian Services. - Training/Blogs/Adoption Information/Support Dr. Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development - Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Honestly Adoption Company with Mike & Kristen Berry - Trauma Knowledge Masterclass Orange Conferences Show Hope - Life Song for Orphans - Books The Connected Child - Dr. Karyn Purvis, Ph.D., David R. Cross, Ph.D. and Wendy Lyons Sunshine The Whole-Brain Child - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. The Out-of-Sync Child - Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder - Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew - Sherrie Eldridge Attaching in Adoption - Practical Tools for Today’s Parents - Deborah D. Gray Confessions of an Adoptive Parent - Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption - Mike Berry Successional Adoption - A Guide for Christian Families - Natalie Nichols Gillespie Parenting Beyond Your Capacity - Connect Your Family to a Wider Community - Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof The Art of Parenting - Aiming Your Child’s Heart Toward God - Dennis & Barbara Rainey Shepherding a Child’s Heart - Tedd Tripp It’s Just a Phase So Don’t Miss It - Why Every Life Stage Of a Kid Matters - Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy TBRI® is designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced adversity, early harm, toxic stress, and/or trauma. Because of their histories, it is often difficult for these children to trust the loving adults in their lives, which often results in perplexing behaviors. TBRI® offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential. Dr. Karyn Purvis methodology. Quotes “When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.” – Dr. Karyn Puris “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” St. Francis of Assisi “If you want to help a kid know they matter, get serious about knowing a kid now.” “Children are most like adults

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