Posts tagged National Foster Care
38. Sisters That Live Together, Foster Together

In today's episode, we interview not 1, not 2, but 3 sisters living together... and fostering together!!! We are inspired by their commitment to the betterment of vulnerable children and their willingness to sacrifice comfort to care for these kids. Life can be crazy with "3 bosses" as they like to call themselves in their home, but they are quick to express that although challenging at times, foster care is the most rewarding and beautiful thing they have ever done.

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36. Hallie Graves, Single Foster Mom and Lawyer Extraordinaire!

In today's interview we have an inspiring conversation with one of our dear friends, Hallie Graves! Not only is Hallie an intentional friend, but she is a full time lawyer and a single foster mom, just to name a few. Hallie shares some really practical advice for how to set your life up to receive a foster child and walks us through what a day in the life looks like for her and her 3 month old foster son.

Make sure you stick around to the end of our conversation as Hallie encourages us with some ways that we can all get involved in foster care without becoming a foster parent!

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28. What It's Like Growing Up In Foster Care With Former Foster Youth - Carlina

During our time with Carlina we talk about the day when she and her four siblings were separated, the different homes she was placed, the raw emotions she felt and still feels today, her current relationship with her biological mother, and the book she wrote to inform and inspire people about the desire foster youth have for a family! 

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27. What You Need To Know About Foster Care With Foster Parents Cara & Nick

Today we hear Cara’s passion about giving her entire heart to her children, we hear the couple’s desire for more people to get involved in foster care, we discuss how foster care has changed their biological children for the better, we hear about what it was like bringing a 14 year old into their home and how they have fallen head over heels for her!

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25. What It's Like Growing Up In Foster Care With Meaghan Martin

Today, we are so honored to start the month off with our guest, Meaghan Martin, who is a former foster youth. Meaghan shares with us today what led to her entering the foster care system on her 15th birthday, what it was like entering new homes and how she over came the odds and is a strong and successful woman today. 

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18. How I Became A Single Foster and Adoptive Mom With Kaley Eggers

Well, today, in our episode 18, we introduce you to Kaley Eggers, a single foster/adoptive mama! Kaley shares so much wisdom on entering the foster system as a single woman in her 20's and we greatly encourage you all to share this podcast with anyone you know considering foster or adoption, especially as a single adult! 

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15. Advice From Foster and Adoptive Dad - Randy Doleman

In our interview with Randy we hear what made him take the plunge into foster care, what advice he would give parents just entering the foster care, what advice he would give to a friend of a foster family, why he believes community is essential in orphan care and about his amazing nonprofit, The Orphan Care Network!

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14. A Behind The Scenes Look Into The Foster Care System With Judge Martinez Jones

In today’s interview we cover how Judge Martinez Jones actually became a judge, what the legal system is when a child is removed from their home, how the system works with biological families, why family visits and bonding are so important, and how to best approach a loving and healthy relationship with a child of trauma and their biological family. 

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13. The 411 on Foster Care With Social Worker Kayleigh Cunningham

Listening to Kayleigh’s wisdom and insight from a behind the scenes perspective is heart breaking, inspiring and so insightful. In today’s episode we cover what you need to know about the foster care system works, why children are taken from their families, insight on birth parent’s perspectives, some beautiful moments of healing in children of trauma, how you can learn more about fostering in your state and what the first steps are to get more information on foster care! 

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12. Growing Up Adopted - Jeanette Jolley

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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