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Around The World With The Archibald Project

Caring for orphaned and vulnerable children is one of the most important jobs in the world, but often people are too overwhelmed to get involved or lack the support they need to keep going. Our podcast is a place where the powerful stories of real people will inspire, encourage, and support you in your journey. Because when you thrive, children thrive.

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112. From Burmese Refugee To Child Protector in Thailand

Travel with us from the busy streets of Bangkok to a border town dump to hear the work of a man and his team who are empowering families and protecting vulnerable children from trafficking. At the time this episode was recorded, the organization was called Compasio. They are now called Global Child Advocates.

41mins

4 Aug 2021

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111. The Complications of Caring For The Children of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is strikingly beautiful, but it has a complicated history. This has had the greatest effect on the vulnerable children who call this place home. We travel from the oceans to the mountains to hear the compelling stories of children and the people working to help them thrive.

28mins

28 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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110. Adoption in China and Caring For The Visually Impaired

Get immersed in the busyness of Beijing as we document something extremely rare; the adoption of a 13 year old boy who is visually impaired.

28mins

21 Jul 2021

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109. Adoption in Burkina Faso

Travel with us to a country that marks the southern edge of the Sahara Desert to witness the adoption of a 13 year old boy with hearing loss.

31mins

14 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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108. Fighting For The Children of Romania

Travel with us inside the borders of Western Romania to hear the story of a woman who has been rescuing vulnerable children since the fall of communism.

28mins

7 Jul 2021

Rank #5

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107. Creating Families in Ethiopia

Become immersed in the sounds of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as we hear the stories of vulnerable children and the people working to provide them with family. 

24mins

30 Jun 2021

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106. I Fostered A Teen and Her Baby With Jaymi Matranga

One of the problems with foster care is that the cycle tends to repeat itself. A child who doesn't have a consistent family has a child of their own and then isn't equipped or supported to care for that child. But you know what can help break that cycle? A loving family. This is why Jaymi and her husband continue to say yes to fostering teens.

55mins

26 May 2021

Rank #7

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105. We Said Yes to Fostering Teens With Maranda Karenbauer

Finding a foster home for a teenager is almost twice as unlikely as finding a home for children 12 and under. Yet, despite this trend, Maranda Karenbauer and her husband have welcomed four children (ages 17, 16, 13, and 11) into their home. Despite the stereotypes and fears around fostering teens, Maranda and her husband have instead found deep love and even their first son.

58mins

19 May 2021

Rank #8

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104. Healing After Foster Care With Brittaney Allen

Brittaney Allen's experience in foster care made her believe that no one could love her. But a foster family said yes and eventually became her family through adoption. Now Brittaney is a foster and adoptive parent herself.

49mins

12 May 2021

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103. How To Help A Child In Foster Care Transition Out of Your Home With Hallie Graves

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.

52mins

5 May 2021

Rank #10