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A podcast devoted to the many voices in foster care and adoption. The hosts, Chris and Jihae, are former foster, and adoptive parents, with 7 kids. This podcast highlights personal stories, as well as many experiences from those in the foster/adopt community. Be entertained, inspired, and possibly get involved in the community yourself.
 
Nationally recognized thought leader, April Dinwoodie, hosts a personal journey while exploring her adoption experience. We follow her as she examines her efforts to find love, identity, family, and connection. Each month April will candidly interview, discuss, and unravel, all matters surrounding adoption.
 
The On a Mission Podcast guides real and raw conversations to increase understanding of issues we all experience such as communication, mental health, mindfulness, and relationships. Join in on the positive conversation and change the lives of youth and families.
 
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 st ...
 
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.
 
After we shared our story in written form in May 2017, we wanted to expand our audience by turning it into a podcast. We decided to split our story into three separate episodes: Entering the System, Dealing with the System, and Surviving the System. At the end of each episode we have our roundtable discussions, where we [the Junket Crew] compare our own experiences in the foster care system with what the character in our story goes through. Through our podcast, we hope to shine more light on ...
 
The early Christians were known as “people of ‘The Way.’” “Along the Way” is an interview program hosted by Tom Moller talking with people of “the Way.” Specifically, people who are engaged in local ministries or local people who are leading lives of significance. And also people who are involved in ministries heard on the station who give us an inside-look at those ministries and the lives those ministries touch.
 
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We're back with our second compilation episode for August where we're learning about the transition to family care from leaders within global care reform. We'll be looking at three levels of care reform. First, Delia Pop will be walking us through the research and international movement. Second, Jonathan Dowell will be showing us what this looks li…
 
You can find CJ's Youtube channel here Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation Merch! http://tee.pub/lic/RwiARsuuDHs Call the Voicemail Line 413-foster 3 (413) 367-8373 Foster Care 101 Free webinar with NO sales pitch! Support Our Mission https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fostercare https://patreon…
 
Imagine going from zero children to five children overnight. That’s the story you’ll hear today! When Kristal and Jared Black decided to start a family, they quickly realized that their path would be different than they expected it to be. While walking through infertility and then an expected adoption that ended unexpectedly, God was working in the…
 
We are so often triggered by negative things that happen, but what about the positive things? This episode features a story of our son and the time we picked up a homeless lady on our way to McDonald's, and how that left a serious impression on his soul. Our call to action - take a chance. Say kind things, do kind things for others. And also, don't…
 
At the age of 3, Ed Hajim is kidnapped by his father, driven cross-country, and told his mother is dead. He presses his face against the car window, watches the miles pass and wonders where life will take him. Where you’d least expect. In a memoir filled with human drama, wisdom and timeless life lessons, ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED: An Unlikely Jour…
 
This week we're jumping into our first summer compilation episode and we're learning from friends and colleagues throughout the world about leaving care. Nabs, Sinet, Grace and Tamrat give us first hand accounts of growing up in orphanages in the Global South. Beyond hearing their stories, they also provide insight for moving care forward. We'd enc…
 
I am just like many other people. Just like you perhaps? I had a childhood with plenty of trauma and dysfunction. I had PTSD into my 30s, the result of two alcoholic parents. I became a software engineer because it was so comforting to know that logic could work in part of my life, even though it never seemed to work in my chaotic life as a child. …
 
Retired Judge Phil Ginn, who is now president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, gives the legal reasoning behind the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe v Wade, and helps us understand what lies ahead now that the abortion battle is out of the legal arena and is in the political arena. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Foster care rarely looks the way you expect it to, even in the “best” of circumstances. My guest today has been in the foster care community both as a foster parent and as an advocate. Caring for a child with secondary trauma has caused Jillana Goble to change her definition of “normal” and recognize the deep importance of walking alongside a child…
 
Channel Mom’s Jenny Dean Schmidt has released her book Mom, You’re Amazing. Jenny details her own journey from TV reporter to Mom, and profiles 7 other Moms in the book, with a secret from each that makes her amazing. For more information, http://www.MomYoureAmazing.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
This episode features an episode with host, Jihae! Join us as Chris grills Jihae on life's highs and lows. And you will even hear what Jihae's favorite physical attribute is of Chris'. It's very appropriate and clean. Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 1:30 – Jihae Describes Growing Up in Her Parent's House 6:44 – What Has Been Your Biggest Challenge In Life? …
 
In July 2022, I sit with Korean American adoptee, Milton Washington. Orphaned and adopted at the age of eight, and brought to the States at the age of ten, Milton had plenty to say and stories to tell about his experiences in a new family, with a new language and new culture. This month we discuss the intersection between freedom and independence a…
 
In episode 201, we're talking with Simon Njoroge about his work in family based care, welfare reform and the adoption landscape in Kenya. A little change up, we gave Phil a break and recorded this episode live at the 1MILLIONHOME office in Tacoma, Washington. Apologies for slight audio issue at the start of interview, Brandon is a work in progress!…
 
Original source of the story: https://www.barrentoblessed.com Facebook Page Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation Merch! http://tee.pub/lic/RwiARsuuDHs Call the Voicemail Line 413-foster 3 (413) 367-8373 Foster Care 101 Free webinar with NO sales pitch! Support Our Mission https://www.buymea…
 
We all have habits in our life, both good and bad. In the words of today’s guest, “Our habits don’t change God’s love for us, but God’s love for us should change our habits.” Today I’m talking with Justin Whitmel Earley, a lawyer, speaker, and author of both Habits of Household and The Common Rule, and he knows a thing or two about creating habits.…
 
Joe Anderson is a pastor in Englewood who, with a group of pastors, prayed regularly for the city. They approached various city officials including the police chief to find out first-hand what concerned city officials the most. What resulted was “Change the Trend,” a network of more than 40 faith-based organizations, social non-profits, and officia…
 
Anna Maria DiDio, MSW is an adoptive mother and was inspired to write her memoir, Love at the Border, An Adoption Adventure after her own family journey to Mexico. Now her L.I.F.E.* Adventures children’s books feature stories about adoption, foster care, stepchildren, and all blended families from the point of view of the child. Anna Maria hopes th…
 
Wins in athletic competition are euphoric. Losses are horrible. And the sports media can exacerbate the horrible. World record miler Jim Ryun came into international prominence as a shy, young high school boy from Kansas. Jim and Anne were in Colorado for the Jim Ryun Running Camp this summer, and Anne talked about how they relied on Jesus Christ t…
 
This episode is a quick interview with your host, Chris Watson! Get to know Chris and what drives him to be a WINNER at all times. We hope you enjoy getting to know Chris a little better! Next week will be Chris interviewing Jihae. Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 3:01 – Thank you, SHOWIT!! 4:27 – Story From This Week 5:12 – Showit EDM and Plank Challenge 10…
 
In this special episode of Think Orphan, we celebrate the 200th episode! What started as an idea that Phil just hoped people would listen to has turned into a resource, a movement and a community focused on loving orphaned and vulnerable children with excellence. Join us for this episode where we bring back former hosts, hear from past guests and c…
 
ReGina Smithwick was born in Harlem, NY, raised in Mount Vernon, NY, and Teaneck, NJ. She now resides in Winterville, NC with her three children. She is the founder of ReGina Smithwick Enterprises LLC, providing Certified Life Coaching. She is also the creator and producer of Let's Talk 1943. In addition, she is a Motivational Speaker and Author of…
 
Over 12 seasons, 165 stories have been shared on this podcast. How cool is that!? We just closed out Season 12 of The Forgotten Podcast, and it was once again our most listened-to season of the podcast ever! This season alone had over 100,000 downloads. So incredible! In today’s bonus episode, I am joined again by Mitch Nelson, our Creative Directo…
 
Tina Kidd and Mario Salis are with Thornton Community Connections, a city agency that connects residents with virtually any resource available. Callers to the Hotline at 720-977-5800 can get resources such as information on homelessness, housing, food, health, education, or employment. Walk-in services are also available Monday through Thursday fro…
 
Katy Talento, Executive Director of the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, details the features of the new independent accreditation board. More information on http://www.AHCSM.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Along The Way
 
In June 2022 I sit down with author, inspiring motivational speaker, and viral sensation, Derek “Rapping Dad” Clark! Derek and I discuss so much from foster care to fathering with so many poignant moments shared. And of course he wouldn’t be the “Rapping Dad” without dripping a rhyme or two! DISCLAIMER: This episode contains challenging subject mat…
 
Marcy is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner, speaker, Story Coach, and the best-selling author of books for adults and for children. She does her best writing on retreats with a nearby hot tub, in any castle, or within view of the sea. Over the last twenty years, Marcy has worked with children, adu…
 
So, your son or daughter lied to you. What should you do? The most important first step you can take, the one that can preserve your relationship, is to remain calm. But the ability to keep your cool and discuss this challenging moment – openly and honestly – will accomplish yet another essential goal: Make it less likely they will be dishonest wit…
 
Today I’m talking with Josh Ballard, who has a passion for foster care and building a community to support other foster dads. As a result of this passion, Josh started Flexible Fatherhood, a group (and a podcast!) that provides foster dads with educational resources and community to give them confidence in raising the next generation of children. I…
 
In episode 199, we're talking with old friend and President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Jedd Medefind. With his years of leadership in the OVC space, we pick Jedd's brain on what trends he's seeing and what the future might hold for advocates and practitioners alike. We then get into a longer conversation on Roe v. Wade and the practical…
 
Eeka McLeod’s journey to building her family began when she made the decision to pursue her dream of adopting a child. After becoming a licensed foster parent while in graduate school, she started welcoming children into her home. Throughout her time fostering, Eeka cared for 18 children and eventually adopted three with disabilities: Eli, Evan and…
 
In this episode we share some highs and lows of the last month. Highs include seeing our big kids become amazing big kids. Not without faults and failures, but as young people who are trying to figure out what it looks like to be a loyal, kind person who has integrity. Church camps and cousins are also very high on the list. And in the lows categor…
 
Jillana Goble is a speaker, author, and advocate. She holds a master’s degree in teaching. Together with her husband, Luke, she parents five children ranging in age from preteen to young adult. Jillana is the founder of an unprecedented initiative that has turned into a statewide movement called Every Child Oregon. In 2019, she published No Sugar-C…
 
Mark McIntosh from "A Stronger Cord" is an active participant among nearly 50 nonprofits networking on Zoom to change the homeless trend among south metro suburbs. Tina Kidd and Mario Solis from Thornton Community Connections are similarly serving homeless people as well as residents with other needs in Thornton in the north metro suburbs. More inf…
 
Today, I am joined by renowned author, speaker, pastor, marriage counselor, and adoptive parent, Paul Tripp. You may be familiar with Paul from any number of his 30+ books such as New Morning Mercies, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, and Marriage: 6 Gospel Commitments Every Couple Needs to Make. He truly is an …
 
Bob Beltz, well-known Denver-area pastor, conference speaker, and author, originally wrote The Solomon Syndrome, a Blueprint for a More Meaningful and happy Life 20 years ago. Since then a lot has happened in Bob’s life as well as in our culture, so he brought the book back. He discusses the timeless truths in the book for both Christians and unbel…
 
In episode 198, we're speaking with Alycia Pinizzotto of Story International in Guatemala about piloting foster care in a new context, parenting teens and ministering in the midst of tragedy. Alycia brings a lot of first-hand experience and thoughtful reflections on ministering to orphans and vulnerable children, not only in Guatemala but in the US…
 
Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP of By The Well Counseling is a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping clients with anxiety and OCD overcome wounding childhood experiences via online counseling across Tennessee. Carrie is the host of the Hope for Anxiety and OCD podcast which is a welcome place for struggling Christians to reduce…
 
This episode features an incredible interview with Ben Malcolmson, author of Walk On: From Pee Wee Dropout to NFL Sidelines: My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose, and Following an Amazing God. Ben has seen some major lows in his life, starting with having an alcoholic mom, and being thrust into college life a year early. But God was with him ever…
 
During NAHM, sustain equitable, accessible, youth-friendly services Join the Office of Population Affairs during National Adolescent Health Month to sustain equitable, accessible, youth-friendly services. Young people—especially those with chronic conditions and disabilities—can experience serious gaps in care as they get older. Young people who ex…
 
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