Waiting well through the adoption process, working towards financial freedom for your family and battling comparison as a parent of a child with delays are just a few of the topics we hit on today with my guest Alison Storm. She talks to us about her season of waiting and her distaste for the phrase “it happens in God’s time”. Alison saw child slavery first hand on a trip and it started a fire in her to change her parenting to battle entitlement. She founded an organization that can get your kids involved and feeling empowered too!
Alison Storm calls the south home and began her career as a television reporter working in newsrooms around the country. Alison was a part of HIS Morning Crew which airs on HIS Radio across the Carolinas and coastal Georgia, serves as the features editor of Belle magazine and facilitates Financial Peace University at her church. In 2018 she founded Crowdsourcing Kids, an organization that taps into the entrepreneurial spirits of young people to fund wells in India and support children rescued from slavery. Alison and her husband Tim have two little world changers, Sammy and Phani.
WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:
Alison’s experience with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
being married to an Italian immigrant
why Alison chose to adopt and the long process of finding her daughter
how she has learned how to have grace for herself while raising a son with medical needs
what she learned in retrospect from the adoption process
Alison’s struggle with choosing her comfort over her children’s needs
how being debt-free allowed her to not to return to work after the adoption
how Alison’s work to provide clean water changed her life
how she’s helping kids in America spread hope in India
advice for listeners who may have something on their heart, but are afraid to begin the work
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