The Forgotten PodcastJun. 7, 2016

Season 1, Episode 3: Maralee Bradley

In this episode, Jami talks with Maralee Bradley, mom of six kids ages 9 and under. Maralee has a wealth of experience in infertility, foster care, adoption, international adoption, and laundry! She contributes to several online blogs and e-zines, as well as her own blog, A Musing Maralee (Welcome to My Circus).

In this episode, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of grieving infertility.
  • The down side to “color blind” philosophy.
  • The value of your child’s story.

“We, as adoptive parents of kids of color, have got to be aware that the world is going to see them differently.”

–Maralee Bradley

Meet Our Guest:

Maralee BradleyMaralee Bradley and her husband became house parents at a children’s home almost immediately after their wedding and over the course of five years, they cared for 17 boys. Now they parent their six children, four who were adopted (one internationally, three through foster care) and two who were biological surprises! Her honesty and passion will encourage and challenge you! She blogs regularly at A Musing Maralee and guest blogs for several organizations, including The Forgotten Initiative.

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Meet Our Host:

IMG_0117Jami Kaeb is a dreamer and a coffee lover! She is married to Clint and the mother of seven–five through adoption. It was through a difficult season of waiting, that Clint and Jami’s eyes were opened to the foster care community. They became foster parents to three siblings who they eventually adopted, and in April of 2011, Jami founded The Forgotten Initiative. Follow Jami’s personal blog for real life perspective on parenting seven children!

We want to hear from you!

We’d love to know…how do you handle questions or comments about your child’s biological parentage?

Leave your comments below or join the conversation on Twitter!

Check out these resources:

W.I.S.E. UP! Powerbooks

The Forgotten Initiative

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