Posts in adoption
Episode 44 - Life in The Congo and Where The Archibald Project is Headed!

In today’s episode, Nick and I share an update about our life in the Republic of The Congo, what adopting three kids has been like while living in a developing country, and where The Archibald Project is headed! We answer questions about our own adoption including why we decided to temporarily move to the Congo and why we changed our kids names. We are so thankful for the incredible support we have received from you guys as we have walked through our adoption.

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Episode 43 - How Oleg Overcame His Own Odds

In today’s episode, we sit down with Oleg Lougheed, an inspiring young man who not only has started the non-profit Overcoming Odds, but he himself has indeed overcome many odds. Oleg entered an orphanage in Russia at age 9 to try and get his own life on track. Without a father present and an alcoholic mother, he did what he thought was the best option.

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Episode 22 - Wellon Bridgers of Mwana Villages

In our podcast today with Wellon we hear why caring for birth families is a must, how Mwana ensures that they are operating ethically (they turned down an offer from an adoption agency for $10,000 a kid!!!), and how Mwana is making a lasting difference in the Congo! 

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Episode 21 - Kayla + Jonny Craig, Adoptive Parents

ou'll hear adoptive parents, Kayla and Jonny Craig share about their desire to adopt, love their kids well, how they've grown from seeing their son persevere through pain and why they choose a life of faithfulness over comfort!

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Episode 20 - Julia Blasdel, Adult Adoptee from Russia

Julia was adopted as a one year old from Russia. From there, her family life was unhealthy and after a hard night and broken arm, Julia was removed from her home and placed into foster care and then a children's home. After feeling like she was in prison, Julia was placed in a new foster home where her foster dad's sister fell in love and asked if she could be her new mom. 

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Episode 17 - Joe + Jessica Honegger, Adoptive Parents and Noonday Collection Founder

In today's podcast we introduce you to Jessica and Joe Honegger! Some of you might know Jessica as the founder of the incredibly successful fair-trade: Noonday Collection, but today we're taking you behind the scenes!

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Episode 16 - Katie + Benji Majors, Adoptive Parents and Best Selling Author of Kisses From Katie

In today's interview we bring you Katie and Benji Majors. Katie is a New York Times Best Selling Author for her book Kisses From Katie. However, during our time with the Majors we take you beyond the book and bring you their perspective on getting married in Uganda, what it was like adopting 13 girls as a single twenty something, becoming a new husband and dad to 13 girls, running their organization, Amazima and some invaluable lessons they've learned along the way! 

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Episode 12 - Jeanette Jolley, Adopted Out of Foster Care

Jeanette takes us through the emotions of growing up knowing she was adopted but not knowing where she came from or her family heritage. Jolly sheds an important light on using your life and skills to advocate for others and even shares about the time she met her birth mom on live T.V. with Richard Simmons

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Episode 11 - Jamie Ivey, Adoptive Mother

Today in our interview with Jamie we take you behind the scenes and ask her some personal and fun questions that will leave you surprised by her answers! Find out what advice this mom, who has adopted 3 children, would give to a newly adoptive family, what she wishes she would have known 6 years ago as she brought home two children from Haiti, what you would discover if you were a fly on her wall, and how she does it all!

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Episode 10 - Bryan + Sherry Lopez, Adoptive Parents

Bryan and Sherry have 10 children, 6 of whom are adopted. What first drew us to this incredible family was of course that number; 10. Holy cow, right? But then we found out 6 of them were adopted and we had to hear more. Through out our time getting to know the Lopezes we heard words and phrases like:"90 doctor visits", "identical triplet boys weighing a pound at birth and who were smaller than a coke can..."

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Episode 4 - The Bridgers, Adoptive Parents

In our fourth episode of Around the World with The Archibald Project we sat down the night before Gotcha Day and interviewed Stephen and Wellon! We were able to hear their heart and excitement and learn from some of the hard things they had to walk through during the adoption process. 

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