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Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey

Foster care is truly an unparalleled experience. This is our journey as a foster and adoptive family that has seen and experienced a lot! We want to share our joy and heartbreak with the world to inspire others to join in our mission of providing strength to the weakest among us. We are sharing our personal experiences as a foster and adoptive family and the stories that other brave souls are willing to generously share with us. Our goal is to help potential foster families take that next step in the process and to encourage bio families to work with us towards the best possible resolution for every kid in care. There is no better place for any kid to be than in their home with a mom and dad that cares enough about them to stop any behavior that puts their kids at risk. If you are willing to work towards that goal, we would love to encourage you to do so in any way we can! Come listen to our story and find your hope!You can find us at linktr.ee/fostercarenation

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Trauma and ramen with Aubren Dudley

Aubren Dudley tells the story of trauma and ramen. Her son opens up and tells her the story that inspired millions of views on her Facebook Post and was featured on Good Morning America. Her training and years of service working with at-risk youth in the foster care system told her the story she was hearing was important to listen to. 19 million Facebook users agreed. Listen as she tells the story and discusses the importance of understanding trauma-informed decisions. https://www.facebook.com/7TimeDad https://jasonmpalmer.com 

1hr 21mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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The Legacy of Standing With Turtle Episode 1

The foster care system brought us a little guy we called "G," this is the first of a 5 part series telling his story. We are talking drugs, prostitution, gangs and plenty of other twists in his origin story.  http://jasonmpalmer.com

21mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Interview with Jahnyia Palmer

Jahnyia found herself in foster care at 2 years old. She and her brother were witnesses to their father's murder. Their mother was a heroin addict. After 2 years in foster care, we adopted them into our family. Today, we talked about life after foster care and how she navigates middle school as an adopted kid.

12mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Carl's Story

Amanda and I had the joy of fostering "Carl" in our home for almost a year. Here is one of our stories that was beautiful and hard at the same time!

40mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Caroline Bailey from Barren to Blessed

 Caroline Bailey is from Southwest Missouri. She has worked in child welfare for 18 years. She runs the blog barrentoblessed.com and Facebook Page or Instagram with the same name - barren to blessed. She and her husband fostered for 4 years and adopted 2 children from care. They are that rare family that ended up adopting the only 2 kids placed with them! They also did respite a few times but decided to close their license after the adoption of their daughter. She also writes for adoption. com and has been featured on various blogs and websites.  In this episode, we explore her journey through foster care, adoption and her barrenness that began with an emergency hysterectomy at age 11!  Her personal struggle has given her the ability to help others walk gracefully through their own!

1hr 41mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Hope For Amy Part 1

In this episode of Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey "Amy" tells her story. She is a rare case of a biological parent with issues that she is willing to talk about. Her riveting story involves drug use, manufacturing, sales, death, and the effect it had on her children. Her openness, honesty, and vulnerability is an amazing opportunity to see foster care from the other side.  Please leave us a rating and review, it helps others be able to find the show! Come find us online: http://jasonmpalmer.com https://www.facebook.com/7TimeDad/

27mins

11 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Presents - Regulation, Dis-regulation, and Re-regulation for kids and adults.

Jason and Amanda on a Youtube Live talking about the effects of trauma on adults and the children they are trying to raise. You can see the video on our youtube channel Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey

38mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Tom and Courtney Gilmour's amazing journey.

This episode of Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey was Amanda and I talking with another crazy couple of foster parents. Tom and Courtney Gilmour have an amazing story about coming from foster care and becoming foster parents and how it has shared the heart of their family! We talked about all the things that we hold dear about being a unique family. 

2hr 7mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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The Legacy of Standing with Turtle Episode 2

Episode 2 of The Legacy of Standing With Turtle. In this episode, we talk about drugs, gang affiliation, and death. Turtle finally comes into care and we are relieved to finally have some authority figures step into his life and begin providing some structure to his young life. We struggle through figuring out how to navigate his life and our own family tragedies. Find us at: http://jasonmpalmer.com

21mins

14 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Hope for Amy Part 3

In this episode of Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey "Amy" finishes telling her story. She is a rare case of a biological parent with issues that she is willing to talk about. Her riveting story involves overcoming her struggles with drugs. And details her long road back to having a home with her kids. Her openness, honesty, and vulnerability is an amazing opportunity to see foster care from the other side.  Please leave us a rating and review, it helps others be able to find the show!

38mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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The Legacy Of Standing With Turtle Part 5

Foster care began as a passion for us and has led us into adoption as well. This is the finale of Turtle's story. This story is as true and accurate as we could tell it from memory over the last 6 years. I hope you have enjoyed the story.  If you aren't on an iPhone, you can find us on Google Play - Spotify - Tune In - Overcast - or anywhere you get your podcasts. Just search "Jason and Amanda Palmer"

20mins

5 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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The Legacy Of Standing With Turtle Part 4

Foster Care is a wild ride. Listen to part 4 of Turtle's exciting and sometimes dangerous journey with us through his time as a foster kid!  Don't forget to subscribe to the channel so you don't miss out on the next step in his story!

16mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Hope For Amy Part 2

In this episode of Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey "Amy" tells her story. She is a rare case of a biological parent with issues that she is willing to talk about. Her riveting story involves drug use, manufacturing, sales, death, and the effect it had on her children. Her openness, honesty, and vulnerability is an amazing opportunity to see foster care from the other side. Today she does the hard work to try to get her kids back! Please leave us a rating and review, it helps others be able to find the show! Come find us online: http://jasonmpalmer.com https://www.facebook.com/7TimeDad/

28mins

18 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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The Legacy of Standing With Turtle Episode 3

Foster care is a tricky business that takes you to places and experiences that you never expected. Whether you are looking at domestic adoption, foreign adoption or a kinship adoption there are certain to be surprises along the way. You will most likely be working with DFS, CPS, or some other form of the child welfare system.  If you are adopting a child, you want to adopt a baby, or becoming a foster parent there are going to be unexpected hurdles along the way. This is our story of fostering a child and eventually working through the kinship adoption process.

20mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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FMLA - with Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey

This is a youtube live with Jason and Amanda where we are discussing the benefit of FMLA surrounding new placements and needed time off of work and the protection it affords with your employer.  This is a benefit that neither one of us knew about and you may not either. As with anything involving the important things in your life, be sure to contact the experts in your life such as an HR Director that can give you the scoop as it pertains to your employer and your employee status. 

15mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Youtube Live - Saying No

We are trying something new. We are uploading a video version of these shorter podcasts to youtube on our channel Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey! Let us know what you think!

28mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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The Legacy Of Standing With Turtle Part 6

Foster care began as a passion for us and has led us into adoption as well. This is the finale of Turtle's story. This story is as true and accurate as we could tell it from memory over the last 6 years. I hope you have enjoyed the story.  Stay tuned for Amy's story coming up next. Amy tells her story of addiction, jail, drugs, and losing her children to the foster care system for a while. Listen in as she recounts her long journey back to becoming an intact family again.  http://jasonmpalmer.com

18mins

4 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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IntervIew With Lifestyle Savant

I talked with Mark Savant from the Lifestyle Savant Podcast. We talked about foster care, podcasting, social media and how it affects our ability to get our message out to the masses. It was a great chance to connect with another Dad who is busy changing the world with his mission!

18mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Youtubelive - Saying No

This week's show is all about saying no. Always be willing to say no if it is the best thing for the kids! This was the audio from a Youtube live video we tried. I think it is going to be a new weekly feature.

20mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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Erin Reader

Erin was adopted as an infant from South Korea. Being raised in Minnesota, she was obviously different from most of the kids around her. However, her family and friends made it an enjoyable childhood. Listen as she tells her story of how adoption has become an opportunity for her and blessed her and her family!

43mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #20