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Becoming Fosters

A Kids, Family and Religion podcast
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If you are a foster or adopted parent, our hope is that this podcast reminds you that you are not in this alone. I hope you find yourself laughing, crying, and connecting to our guests who are sharing a piece of their journey. Maybe you are someone interested in learning how to become foster parents, partner with those in the throes of foster care, OR maybe you are simply listening to this because you know our guest, welcome! We hope to provide you with deep truth, fill you with compassion, and leave you feeling motivated with practical ways you can impact those in the trenches around you.

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Throw Me In
Today I got to talk with Rochelle Sims. Her husband and her have been foster parents to over 60 children. But she’s not looking for praise, a crown, or even acknowledgement. She simply felt a calling, many years ago and said, YES, and continues to walk in obedience. Rochelle is the President of the Foster Care and Adoptive Association of Oklahoma. Rochelle, advocates and speaks on behalf of thousands of Oklahoma children and foster and adoptive parents and she is invited to sit around many tables with decision makers, making waves for positive change. You will quickly find out through it all her humor has remained in tack. So grab your coffee, hop on the treadmill, or continue your stroll around Target as we listen to Rochelle’s story of Becoming Fosters.
Fostering Sweet Dreams
Today, Kristy Payne carved out some time to sit down with me to talk. Kristy is a fellow foster mama who has been in the game WAY longer than me and it was so great spend some time soaking up her story. Kristi recognized a gap in the foster system and dove in head first to meet some of the most basic needs in our community, things like beds. Kristy, is the founder and executive director of an organization called Fostering Sweet Dreams. Fostering Sweet Dreams is a non profit that assists foster parents with tangible needs to be able to take placement of Foster Children in Oklahoma, helps reunify families and supports domestic abuse victims. Kristi will never know the fullness of her impact this side of Heaven. Meeting the needs of foster families in order for the family to take placement, meeting the needs of biological families in order to keep families together, helping victims of domestic violence recreate healthy living situations for their families, honestly, we aren’t just talking about a child having a comfy bed with new sheets but we are talking about generational impact. If you want to get involved please visit fosteringsweetdreams.com or their facebook page.
They Thought We Were Crazy... We Are.
Soooo… I can’t even with today’s podcast. It is one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Adrian and I were able to steal a few minutes away with our Nanny and Papa. They are my maternal grandparents and, without a doubt our largest supporters and loudest cheerleaders when it comes to foster care. Nan and Pop would tell you that without question, without a doubt, I am their favorite grand-daughter… and it’s true, I am also their only granddaughter but honestly that is neither here nor there. It was hard work being the oldest and the only girl, ya know? Anyway, Nan and Pop are what Adrian and I strive to be. There is no doubt that they are full of wisdom and experience and my favorite part is I don’t question for a second that they are in constant prayer for all of us. What a cool security to know their prayers are there, even through the days we can muster our own.Just like the rest of our extended family, NaN and Pop were thrown into the world of foster care and they took one look and said, “We’re in! We don’t know what this is going to look like but you can wholeheartedly count on us.” And honestly there are a number of kids it would have been impossible for us to say yes to without Nanny and Papa. Their support made what we have done possible. I hope you are so encouraged over the next several minutes as you listen to my grandparents unexpected but beautiful journey.
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Started
Mar 11th, 2019
Latest Episode
Aug 27th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
13
Avg. Episode Length
38 minutes
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No

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