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Foster Parenting Podcast

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Curious what foster parents think of Instant Family? We’ve got an early movie review for you here from a real life foster-adoptive family.  Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play a childless couple who decide to enter parenting through the foster ca
To our wonderful listeners, Thank you so much for listening and learning with us all these years. After nine years of chronicling our family’s journey, we’ve decided to take a hiatus. You... Foster parents T & W and D & K journey through the f
Foster and Adoptive parents know what it means to have “sticky kids”. Foster parents T & W and D & K journey through the foster parenting and adoption process
T interviews Zach about their adoption and its many unusual circumstances. Their story will leave you inspired and stretch your imagination about what is possible in creating a family. Before listening to this episode make sure to watch this gr
Have you heard of special laws governing the adoption of children who are of Native American descent? In the US, children who are Native American fall under a specific law called the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which can govern their adopt
We made this short video to explain what it’s like to be a foster parent Foster parents T & W and D & K journey through the foster parenting and adoption process
Many foster parents draw firm boundaries between themselves and their foster children’s birth parents. But is this right? In this interview with Saint Fults, a social worker in St. Louis, Missouri, we learn of another perspective of openness to
We recently were able to participate in the annual Together for Adoption Conference. This episode is based on the breakout session we led there. We’ve heard a lot of stories about foster care. Sometimes the stories are in the news, sometimes we
T interviews Jacob, a counselor at Royal Family Kids Camp, a summer program run by churches for foster kids throughout the country and internationally. Jacob mentioned his film project CAMP. You can contribute to his Kickstarter Campaign here.
We recorded our 100th episode in front of an audience at Olive Crest Foster and Adoption Agency. It was such a pleasure to meet and connect with our listeners. In this episode we tackle some of the toughest doubts and questions thrown at the fo
Everyone seems to love the “Starfish Story” by Loren Eiseley. We’ve got a new take on this old classic and promise you’ll never see starfish the same way again.  This is an episode you won’t want to miss; it matters to this one! Photo courtesy
We interview Amy, a fost-adopt parent who has had the experience of adopting four siblings consecutively. Her most recent adoption is being completed across state lines. Amy shares some personal experiences including infertility, pregnancy afte
We sit down and interview Jeremy, a former foster child, about his experiences in the system and any wisdom he can pass on to foster parents. We also give a brief review of “The Miracle Worker” and highly recommend watching it. At least watch t
Foster parents T & W and D & K journey through the foster parenting and adoption process
In this episode we decide to have a conversation with Christians about Christianity (and foster care). If you're not a Christian, feel free to listen in on our "family" conversation. But we won't be offended if you're not interested. The post
These are 40 of our own personal reasons to adopt through foster care. They’re not necessarily for you or anyone else, but they are what compels us. Celebrate National Adoption Month with us! The post Episode 50 – Forty Reasons We’re Adopting T
Wendy takes time to interview our friend Ramona, who grew up in foster care. Coming soon: stay tuned for our National Adoption Month plans. Email with any of your adoption specific questions. The post Episode 49 – Ramona, Former Foster Child fi
Tim’s brother is a caricature artist. He did a great representation of Andrea and Linda. We decided this was a good way to show everyone what they look like. Andrea is on the left and Linda is... Foster parents T & W and D & K journey through
Andrea and Linda have moved into our home! If you’re only going to listen to one episode, this is the one to listen to. We talk about: The #1 question we’re asked about foster parenting The problem of attachment 40% of people in homeless shelte
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