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The Honestly Adoption Podcast

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The Honestly Adoption Podcast features real voices, sharing real hope and encouragement to parents on the journey of foster care and adoption. Hosts Mike and Kristin Berry, and Nicole Goerges share open and honest perspectives from the journey of foster, adoptive, and special needs parenting. Their goal is to be real and honest but also bring hope and encouragement to parents, all over the world.

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The Honestly Adoption Podcast features real voices, sharing real hope and encouragement to parents on the journey of foster care and adoption. Hosts Mike and Kristin Berry, and Nicole Goerges share open and honest perspectives from the journey of foster, adoptive, and special needs parenting. Their goal is to be real and honest but also bring hope and encouragement to parents, all over the world.

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169 Ratings
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By soccer2299 - Apr 12 2020
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I love the podcasts and have read 2 of your books so far. How am I able to listen to podcast from way, way back?

Love

By OACWMFK19 - Dec 26 2019
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Great podcast! Can you all do a podcast on the Colombian Hosting Program? We’d love more info

iTunes Ratings

169 Ratings
Average Ratings
145
13
5
3
3

Past podcasts

By soccer2299 - Apr 12 2020
Read more
I love the podcasts and have read 2 of your books so far. How am I able to listen to podcast from way, way back?

Love

By OACWMFK19 - Dec 26 2019
Read more
Great podcast! Can you all do a podcast on the Colombian Hosting Program? We’d love more info
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The Honestly Adoption Podcast

Latest release on Jul 09, 2020

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The Honestly Adoption Podcast features real voices, sharing real hope and encouragement to parents on the journey of foster care and adoption. Hosts Mike and Kristin Berry, and Nicole Goerges share open and honest perspectives from the journey of foster, adoptive, and special needs parenting. Their goal is to be real and honest but also bring hope and encouragement to parents, all over the world.

Rank #1: Raising A Multiracial Family: A Conversation With Keia Jones-Baldwin

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Today we're kicking off Season 17 of the Honestly Adoption Podcast and we couldn't be more excited. We have so many amazing, talented, and wise guests lined up. You're going to be challenged and inspired!

Recently, Mike and Kristin sat down with Keia Jones-Baldwin from Raising Cultures to talk about raising a multiracial family, the ups and downs of parenting, her brand new podcast, and the ever so fun experience of dealing with internet trolls, and how to hit personal attacks online head on. You're going to love this interview. Keia is a rockstar and has a brilliant perspective. Listen to the interview now...

Feb 20 2020

44mins

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Rank #2: Living In Your New Normal | Part 1 | Grieving

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The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe and changed life as we know it. For our families, it has brought about a deep sense of grief, and added trauma. How do we navigate this with our children? In this new 3-part series, we discuss the pandemic openly, but also share some practical ways to move forward in this new normal.

Apr 10 2020

22mins

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Rank #3: Let's Talk About Your Finances

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Finances. Wow! Sticky subject. Especially right after the Holidays. But it's a crucial topic and there are simply ways you can maximize your money, even if you have a small budget (which a lot of us on the foster and adoptive journey do). Our good friend Chad Johnson, from Blue Financial Coaching joins us to explain some simple methods to make our budget go a long way.

Jan 17 2020

37mins

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Rank #4: Living In Your New Normal (Part 2): Adjusting

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for the human race. It has especially left its mark on foster and adoptive families. After the grieving process is in full swing, how do you and your children adjust to the new normal?

Apr 16 2020

21mins

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Rank #5: How A Former Foster Youth Is Telling A Different Adoption Story

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What can a former foster youth teach us about adoption and foster care? A lot! In fact, we believe that adult adoptees and former foster youth are the greatest teachers for foster and adoptive parents. In this interview, we learn a lot!

We are so excited to share our interview with former foster youth, and adoption and foster care advocate, Tori Petersen. She is amazing, and is actively changing the story of adoption and foster care in the United States. She spends her time advocating, on a national level, for better services for children in foster care. Make sure you check out her Instagram here. Listen to the interview....

Feb 27 2020

44mins

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Rank #6: How The Story Of Your Past Is Not The Story Of Your Future

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Our kids have come from hard places. And often, they can feel as if they'll never get out from under the weight of those past storylines. But everything they've gone through in the past, does not define their future. Embo Tshimanga is living proof of this!

Mar 05 2020

31mins

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Rank #7: What Happens When Birth Parents And Adoptive Parents Support One Another?

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Can birth parents and adoptive parents really enter into a supportive relationship with one another, and put the needs of the child before anything else? Yes! We believe they can. And in today's episode, you'll find out why...

If you haven't met Ashley Mitchell yet, you need to. At age 26 Ashley placed her son for adoption. It was a dark time in her life. She felt a deep sense of loss as she returned home from the hospital without her baby. Would she ever find hope? The answer was yes. But it would be quite the journey. Today, 14 years later, she has become a powerful voice for birth parents, and an advocate for ethical adoptions. You will love her heart and perspective. Listen to the episode...

Mar 27 2020

43mins

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How To Become A Connected Parent

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Have you ever wondered if there was some secret to forming a better connection with your child? In the midst of meltdowns, defiant behaviors, or dysregulation, wouldn't it be nice if you had a script to work from to help them re-regulate quickly? If so, you won't want to miss our latest episode of the podcast...

Jul 09 2020

25mins

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Thoughts On Hair Care And Support For Transracial Adoptees

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We believe deeply in racial equality and listening to and learning from black voices who are illuminating the way for justice and understanding. As we continue to amplify and highlight black voices, we are pleased to share one of our favorite interviews on the podcast. Are you a transracial adoptive family, foster family or mixed race family? Are you a person with fantastic curly hair? Whoever you are and whatever type of hair you have, you will love Janine Beachy. She was a true delight to interview.

Janine talked with us about the importance of haircare in the Black community, why we should teach our daughters to set boundaries around others touching their hair and how her curly hair journey led to becoming a resource for transracial adoptive families. We think you will love her as much as we do!

We encourage you to listen in as well as follow her on Instagram: @life_with_curlz

Jul 04 2020

42mins

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How A Former Foster Youth Is Telling A Different Adoption Story [Amplifying Black Voices]

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We believe deeply in racial equality and listening to and learning from black voices who are illuminating the way for justice and understanding. That’s why we’re using our platform to amplify these voices…

We are so excited to share our interview with former foster youth, and adoption and foster care advocate, Tori Petersen. She is amazing, and is actively changing the story of adoption and foster care in the United States. She spends her time advocating, on a national level, for better services for children in foster care.

Jun 27 2020

46mins

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Raising A Multiracial Family: A Conversation With Keia Jones-Baldwin [Amplifying Black Voices]

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At Honestly Adoption we recognize that Black voices have always been here. They have been the voice of parenting, working, hurting, rejoicing, educating, worshiping…living. They are the voices of transracial adoptees, foster parents, adoptive parents and professionals. For the next several weeks we are re-airing some of our favorite episodes from Black thought leaders.

Recently, Mike and Kristin sat down with Keia Jones-Baldwin from Raising Cultures to talk about raising a multiracial family, the ups and downs of parenting, her brand new podcast, and the ever so fun experience of dealing with internet trolls, and how to hit personal attacks online head on. You’re going to love this interview. Keia is a rockstar and has a brilliant perspective.

Jun 19 2020

45mins

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The Story Of Your Past Is Not The Story Of Your Future

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[Amplifying Black Voices: For the next several weeks we are re-airing some of our favorite episodes from Black thought leaders.]

Our kids have come from hard places. And often, they can feel as if they’ll never get out from under the weight of those past storylines. But everything they’ve gone through in the past, does not define their future. Embo Tshimanga is living proof of this!

Jun 12 2020

32mins

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Thoughts On Adoption From A Transracial Adoptee

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At Honestly Adoption we recognize  that Black voices have always been here. They have been the voice of parenting, working, hurting, rejoicing, educating, worshiping…living. They are the voices of transracial adoptees, foster parents, adoptive parents and professionals. For the next several weeks we are re-airing some of our favorite episodes from Black thought leaders. This week, we are pleased to share an episode we did with Tori DiMartile from Wreckage & Wonder.

Jun 06 2020

44mins

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How To Translate Your Child's Behavior

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This week we're in Part 2 of our new podcast series, Believing Beyond The Behavior, and we're talking about how to translate your child's behavior. When we pull back the curtain and get behind the facade of bad behavior, we discover a whole different story. 

May 29 2020

25mins

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How To Begin Believing In More

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There's more happening with your child than just bad behavior. In fact, there are reasons why he or she behaves the way they do. But before we can make sense of this, we must lay the foundation for believing in more.

May 14 2020

11mins

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Introducing: Believing Beyond The Behavior

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Your child's behavior is routinely agitated, anxious, aggressive, violent, or impulsive. And you're exhausted. You don't know how you can make it one more day. But you must. How do you keep going? Our new podcast series will walk you through this and so much more...

May 09 2020

6mins

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How An Adoptee's Experience Has Impacted Her Journey As An Adoptive Parent

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We're officially kicking off Season 18 of the Honestly Adoption Podcast, and we've invited a very special guest to help us do this. Melissa Corkum is an adult adoptee, advocate, and parent coach. You're going to love her story!

Apr 30 2020

41mins

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Living In Your New Normal (Part 3): Accepting

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As we continue to live in our new normal with the current COVID-19 pandemic, there's a point where we must begin to accept life as it is. How do we do that when we are parenting children who struggle with change?

Apr 25 2020

25mins

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Living In Your New Normal (Part 2): Adjusting

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for the human race. It has especially left its mark on foster and adoptive families. After the grieving process is in full swing, how do you and your children adjust to the new normal?

Apr 16 2020

21mins

Play

Living In Your New Normal | Part 1 | Grieving

Podcast cover
Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe and changed life as we know it. For our families, it has brought about a deep sense of grief, and added trauma. How do we navigate this with our children? In this new 3-part series, we discuss the pandemic openly, but also share some practical ways to move forward in this new normal.

Apr 10 2020

22mins

Play

What Happens When Birth Parents And Adoptive Parents Support One Another?

Podcast cover
Read more

Can birth parents and adoptive parents really enter into a supportive relationship with one another, and put the needs of the child before anything else? Yes! We believe they can. And in today's episode, you'll find out why...

If you haven't met Ashley Mitchell yet, you need to. At age 26 Ashley placed her son for adoption. It was a dark time in her life. She felt a deep sense of loss as she returned home from the hospital without her baby. Would she ever find hope? The answer was yes. But it would be quite the journey. Today, 14 years later, she has become a powerful voice for birth parents, and an advocate for ethical adoptions. You will love her heart and perspective. Listen to the episode...

Mar 27 2020

43mins

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How To Help Our Children Navigate The Trauma Of Coronavirus

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We are in unprecedented and uncharted territory with the Coronavirus outbreak. In fact, the landscape of life is changing quickly because of it. How do we help our children navigate the anxiety, stress, and added trauma of all of this?

If you're anything like us, it's been a week. We've all mostly stayed at home, helplessly standing by while school gets cancelled, spring sports get postponed, church services cease, and life as we know it changes day by day. And, it may be far from over. In the middle of this added stress, is the added fear and anxiety that children, who have a trauma history, are experiencing. How do we help them navigate through this? How do we, as caregivers cope? In this special episode, Mike offers some advice. Listen now...

Mar 21 2020

26mins

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What Happens When You Invite Men To Be Vulnerable?

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The words 'vulnerable' and 'men' are usually not mentioned in the same sentence with one another, let alone associated with each other. Yet every fall, in the mountains of Colorado, the two words connect and form a transformational experience for foster and adoptive dads.

In 2016, sensing an urgency to create safe space where foster and adoptive dads could connect with one another, Mike Berry, Andrew Schneidler and Jason Morriss, created Road Trip: A Mountaintop Experience for Foster and Adoptive Dads. They had one goal: create safe space where men could be open, honest, and vulnerable in without fear of judgement or criticism. To date, more than 400 men have journeyed up the mountain. In this latest episode, they share openly what Road Trip is, and why it's so transformational in men's lives.

Mar 12 2020

43mins

Play

How The Story Of Your Past Is Not The Story Of Your Future

Podcast cover
Read more

Our kids have come from hard places. And often, they can feel as if they'll never get out from under the weight of those past storylines. But everything they've gone through in the past, does not define their future. Embo Tshimanga is living proof of this!

Mar 05 2020

31mins

Play

How A Former Foster Youth Is Telling A Different Adoption Story

Podcast cover
Read more

What can a former foster youth teach us about adoption and foster care? A lot! In fact, we believe that adult adoptees and former foster youth are the greatest teachers for foster and adoptive parents. In this interview, we learn a lot!

We are so excited to share our interview with former foster youth, and adoption and foster care advocate, Tori Petersen. She is amazing, and is actively changing the story of adoption and foster care in the United States. She spends her time advocating, on a national level, for better services for children in foster care. Make sure you check out her Instagram here. Listen to the interview....

Feb 27 2020

44mins

Play

Raising A Multiracial Family: A Conversation With Keia Jones-Baldwin

Podcast cover
Read more

Today we're kicking off Season 17 of the Honestly Adoption Podcast and we couldn't be more excited. We have so many amazing, talented, and wise guests lined up. You're going to be challenged and inspired!

Recently, Mike and Kristin sat down with Keia Jones-Baldwin from Raising Cultures to talk about raising a multiracial family, the ups and downs of parenting, her brand new podcast, and the ever so fun experience of dealing with internet trolls, and how to hit personal attacks online head on. You're going to love this interview. Keia is a rockstar and has a brilliant perspective. Listen to the interview now...

Feb 20 2020

44mins

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Get A Sneak Peak Into Season 17 Of The Podcast!

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Coming February 20, 2020...we're kicking off a brand new season of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, but you get a sneak peak into what's to come.

Feb 14 2020

6mins

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iTunes Ratings

169 Ratings
Average Ratings
145
13
5
3
3

Past podcasts

By soccer2299 - Apr 12 2020
Read more
I love the podcasts and have read 2 of your books so far. How am I able to listen to podcast from way, way back?

Love

By OACWMFK19 - Dec 26 2019
Read more
Great podcast! Can you all do a podcast on the Colombian Hosting Program? We’d love more info