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Foster Adoption Podcast

What is it like to go through the foster-to-adopt process? The Foster Adoption Podcast is a resource for people who are interested in growing their family by adopting children from foster care. Follow along the journey of one couple adopting children from foster care.

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Episode 3: The Foster Parent Certification Process

Getting certified as a foster parent can be a daunting process - Matt joins the podcast for the first time to explain our foster training, home inspection and home study.

32mins

6 Dec 2015

Rank #1

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Episode 4: The Call That Changed Our Lives

The phone rang and our lives changed forever. This episode details the bizarre time period of waiting to be matched with your children and what it is like to get the phone call that says you have been matched with your children. Spoiler alert: It is an amazing feeling!

15mins

10 Dec 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 5: Matched With Our Children

So, you received the call matching you with your children... what happens next? This episode details the first steps of our foster to adopt match including the meeting with our county adoption worker.

15mins

2 Jan 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 10: The Fost-Adopt Transition Period

We met the boys, we loved them, they loved us, they loved our home, everything seemed great - can they move in immediately? NO! This episode details the patience required to navigate the transition period of getting to know your children before they move in officially.

11mins

26 Feb 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 12: Reality and Bureaucracy of Foster Care

A special and fun announcement is made! Plus a look at a few of the bureaucratic trials and tribulations of the first week of the boys moving in, including dealing with the medical system, county social workers and a deluge of meetings and appointments.

12mins

18 Apr 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 6: More About Meeting The Boys

Episode 1 details the emotions of meeting the boys for the first time. This episode provides more information about that special day and how to prepare for it.

7mins

2 Jan 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 8: First Unsupervised Visit With Children

After a wonderful first time meeting the boys, it was time for our first unsupervised visit. This episode tells the tale of the emotions involved with our first time being able to parent our children at the park and at McDonalds.

10mins

26 Feb 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 9: The Boys First Time Coming Home

How do you introduce your new children to their new home? Listen to how we overanalyzed every aspect of the boys' first visit to our home. From the language we used to what dinner we served, we overthought everything... and it was one of the best days of our lives.

10mins

26 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 7: Time To Go Shopping!

Now that we met the boys, it was time to go buy car seats and clothes and to decorate their room. This may sound like an extraneous detail, but for us, it was a huge deal.

6mins

2 Jan 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 13: Birth Parent Calls and Visits

Birth parent calls and visits can be filled with intensities and emotions, but what are the very first moments like of having contact with your child's birth parent? Here is our story.

12mins

18 Apr 2016

Rank #10