Episode 50 – Forty Reasons We’re Adopting Through Foster Care
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 Through Foster Care first appeared on Foster & Adoption Parenting Podcast.
6 Nov 2008
Episode 100 – Doubts, Questions and Hurdles
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 foster care system. We respond to questions about inept social workers, the rights of birth parents and the limbo that kids are left in as they wait for the courts to decide their futures. We also share some thoughts on risk and what type of person it will take to reform the system. “To Risk”by William Arthur WardTo laugh is to risk appearing a fool, To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.To reach out to another is to risk involvement, To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.To love is to risk not being loved in return, To live is to risk dying, To hope is to risk despair, To try is to risk failure.But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.He may avoid suffering and sorrow, But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.Only a person who risks is free.The pessimist complains about the wind;The optimist expects it to change;And the realist adjusts the sails. The post Episode 100 – Doubts, Questions and Hurdles first appeared on Foster & Adoption Parenting Podcast.
20 May 2011
Episode 68 – Jeremy, Former Foster Child
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 this scene and catch the pay off line at the end of this scene; “the room is a wreck but her napkin is folded”. We identify with it a lot. The post Episode 68 – Jeremy, Former Foster Child first appeared on Foster & Adoption Parenting Podcast.
3 Aug 2009
Episode 61 – A Conversation for Christians
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. If you are a Christian, then you definitely should listen to this one. It’s our thoughts on why Christians MUST be involved in some way in orphan care. Some of the verses we mention: James 1:27 Isaiah 58 Ephesians: 2:8-10 Matthew 10:8 Philippians 4:13 The post Episode 61 – A Conversation for Christians first appeared on Foster & Adoption Parenting Podcast.
12 Apr 2009
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Episode 70 – Interview with Adoptive Parent Amy
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 after adopting, and the death of a child. Also in this episode, we answer listener Kim’s question about how to help a foster child transition to his adoptive home.The post Episode 70 – Interview with Adoptive Parent Amy first appeared on Foster & Adoption Parenting Podcast.
9 Sep 2009