103. How To Help A Child In Foster Care Transition Out of Your Home With Hallie Graves
Around The World With The Archibald Project
When a child in foster care must transition out of your home, (hopefully to be reunited with family) it can still be difficult for everyone involved. But we can help the children we love and set them up to thrive in their new home by creating something called a transition plan. Hallie Graves is here to share how a successful transition has helped her foster children continue to heal.
There is so much to know about foster care. Hallie has a ton of knowledge and such a beautiful perspective on parenting. You guys are going to LOVE her. Hallie Graves is a 30-something from the great Austin, Texas. Not a fan of the linear life, Hallie’s a speaker and writer, a lawyer with a boutique law firm, a foster care activist, and a #singlefostermom with infant and toddlers, and is overly interested in just about everything. Hallie is passionate about encouraging people to live fully in light of the grace and freedom of Jesus and to use every ounce of all they’ve been given in this life. She loves the Austin library, Broadway shows, queso, yoga, words, traveling, and her people. Hallie’s involved in the Austin Stone Community Church, Foster Village, and The Archibald Project, and has degrees in voice, physics, and law. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: how Hallie became involved in the foster care system a real look at what it’s like for a child to be removed from their family and placed into the foster care system things everyone should know about foster care how Hallie remains positive in the midst of heartbreaking work choosing our words carefully when we speak about our children when we’re stressed handling the trauma of attaching to foster children that are later removed the importance of mental health for foster parents how we can better support foster parents LINKS MENTIONED: Starbucks Medicine Ball (aka Honey Citrus Mint Tea) The Real Mom Podcast Foster the Family CASA Poshmark CONNECT WITH HALLIE GRAVES: website | instagram | facebook | twitter CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: Third Love: get 15% off your first purchase when you visit thirdlove.com/swp Baked by Melissa: get 15% off your next order using promo code SWP SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon SHARE THE STRUGGLE! If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend. The struggle is real. We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here!
In this week's episode, you'll get to listen to an exclusive interview between our Executive Director, Kat Armstrong and Hallie Graves as they discuss some of Hallie's bold career moves, Polished Austin and all things foster care. Hallie is a single, 30-something who wears many hats including lawyer, speaker, writer and foster mama. Hallie loves encouraging people to live fully in light of the grace and freedom of Jesus and to use every ounce of all they've been given in this life. She also loves advocating for kids and families in tough situations. Connect with Hallie and follow her journey on instagram!
On today’s episode, I’m chatting with my friend, Hallie Graves. Hallie has had a passion for foster care since she was young and I loved getting to chat with her about where that passion was first ignited. In our conversation, Hallie shares about what the catalyst was for her to consider fostering as a single woman, trusting that she can’t mess up the plans that God has for her life, and how people reacted to her decision to become a foster parent. We also talk about how Hallie holds the tension so well between wanting what’s best for her kids even when it costs her heart dearly and what it’s like to give your heart over to a child knowing that you will have to eventually say goodbye. Hallie shares her insights on navigating self-care as a single mom and what it was like to put herself in a position where she needed help from those around her. Hallie is such an incredible mom who has so much knowledge on the foster care system and what it looks like to advocate for your children with an open hand. Get All The Links from Today’s Show Here Connect with Taylor:Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Episode 3: What I Learned From Being a Single Foster Mom with Hallie Graves
Extraordinary Moms Podcast
My guest today is the extraordinary Hallie Graves. She’s served in the foster care community for the past 17, including being a single foster mom for the last 13 months. Her efforts in the foster care community are amazing and it really encourages the listener to find out ways to be involved even you don’t feel called to being a foster parent. She’s amazing and you’re going to be so inspired by this amazing woman! Show Notes: Follow Hallie on Instagram: @hallie.graves Follow me on Instagram @jessicadahlquist3 or @everydayextraordinarypodcast Know someone who should be on the show? Email me their info: firstname.lastname@example.org This Show is Sponsored by… If you’re looking to eliminate toxic chemicals from your home, you need to closely examine the cleaners you are using. That’s why I love Branch Basics. These amazing cleaning products based with water and their chemical-free concentrate, can clean everything from bathrooms to windows, and you can have peace of mind knowing they are safe for your family. My listeners can get 15% off a Starter Kit by going to www.branchbasics.com and enter EMP at checkout. And… Myro is a natural deodorant that works! I have been using Myro for two months now and have loved the coverage, the scent, and the easy, refillable canister. Myro makes it simple for you to go natural. To try it out and for 50% off your first order, go to MyMyro.com/ee and use promo code: ee. That means you can get started for just $5. I’d love to hear what you think! And… Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service, saving you time, money, and the hassle of meal planning. I’ve used Hello Fresh MANY times before, and I have loved using this on busy weeks. They have a great selection of options based on your dietary preferences. This time I did Veggie, and it made cooking for my husband much easier. For $80 off your first month, go to www.hellofresh.com/EMP80 and enter EMP80 at checkout.
36. Hallie Graves, Single Foster Mom and Lawyer Extraordinaire!
Around The World With The Archibald Project
Welcome back to Around the World with The Archibald Project! The Archibald Project is using storytelling to spark and expand a movement of people to care for orphaned and vulnerable children in creative and educated ways, in order to combat and end the global orphan crisis. In today's interview we have an inspiring conversation with one of our dear friends, Hallie Graves! We’ve known Hallie for a few years and have gotten a front row seat to her journey to becoming a foster mom. Hallie is wonder woman in our eyes. 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 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. Towards the end of our conversation, Hallie shares with us some easy ways that you can get involved in foster care without becoming a foster parent. I can assure you that Hallie’s life and passion to help vulnerable children will most definitely inspire you. Enjoy our conversation with the amazing Hallie Graves!
In episode 15, we hear from Hallie Graves. Hallie is a 30-year-old, energetic Jesus follower living the single gal life in Austin, Texas. She is the director of Polished Austin and is passionate about encouraging women to live the fullest, most free lives that Jesus has called them to live. As a lawyer and passion-collector, Hallie’s advocated for budding entrepreneurs and Fortune 50 companies and for children and families in child protection cases. Hallie is obsessed with Broadway shows, La Croix fancy waters (all flavors), hummus, red wine, group fitness classes, and her people, and she can almost always be found somewhere around Town Lake. Hallie’s a member of the Austin Stone Community Church (downtown AM!) and has degrees in voice, physics, and law. Today's episode is sponsored by MINT Dentistry. MINT is staffed with the most highly trained cosmetic dentists imaginable. And we equip them with the absolute finest materials. So our veneers, crowns, implants, even fillings are of the absolute ultimate quality that you don’t pay more for. And with six-month dental checkups, MINT doctors keep your mouth fresh, clean and healthy. Check them out at mintdentistry.com.
In episode 5, we hear from Hallie Graves. Hallie is a 30-year-old, energetic Jesus follower living the single gal life in Austin, Texas. She is the director of Polished Austin and is passionate about encouraging women to live the fullest, most free lives that Jesus has called them to live. As a lawyer and passion-collector, Hallie’s advocated for budding entrepreneurs and Fortune 50 companies and for children and families in child protection cases. Hallie is obsessed with Broadway shows, La Croix fancy waters (all flavors), hummus, red wine, group fitness classes, and her people, and she can almost always be found somewhere around Town Lake. Hallie’s a member of the Austin Stone Community Church (downtown AM!) and has degrees in voice, physics, and law. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Jenn Sprinkle. Jenn is a dreamer, designer, and creative strategist, as well as the co-founder of The (well) Studio. Follow Jenn at jennsprinkle.com and on social media @jenn_sprinkle.