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Children in Foster Care, Family Support, Foster Parenting, The Forgotten PodcastApr. 8, 2019

Fostering Teen Moms: Finding Success in Faithfulness

Foster parenting little ones presents unique challenges and joys, but what is it like to parent another parent?  Jason Johnson shares his experiences and lessons learned in the journey of being a foster parent to teen moms(especially before ever raising teens himself!) ABOUT OUR GUEST Jason and his wife Emily are parents to 4 daughters and live in Texas.  Jason is the author of the newly released books, ReFraming Foster Care and Everyone Can Do Something as well as ALL IN Orphan Care and you can find him blogging regularly at www.jasonjohnsonblog.com.  Jason also serves as the Director of the National […]

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Children in Foster Care, Encouragement, Family Support, Foster Parenting, The Forgotten PodcastMar. 25, 2019

Walking Through Grief With Hope

A child’s foster care journey begins with loss, loss of what they know, who they love, and all that is familiar. Grief follows right behind and exhibits itself in various ways. As a foster parent, you and those close to you are also well-acquainted with loss and grief as the very nature of your role is to love and let go. This is true of today’s guest, Natalie Brenner, who shares the hope she clings to when life is dark. ABOUT OUR GUEST Natalie is a mom via adoption, birth, and foster care. She is a photographer living in Portland, […]

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Children in Foster Care, Education, Encouragement, Family Support, The Forgotten Podcast, Ways to ServeMar. 11, 2019

The Power of a Surrendered Heart

Are you a foster parent, serving and loving kids in your home, but are unable to quiet the nudge in your heart to do more? Today you will hear Wendy Carlton’s journey of quiet prayer to foster care and then foster care advocacy.You will learn ways you are needed to make a difference in the lives of children, too! ABOUT OUR GUEST Wendy and her husband are a foster family who has been blessed to meet and love eight great kids in the past three years. They were doubly blessed to adopt their first foster child and make him their […]

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Adoption, Children in Foster Care, Encouragement, Mental Health, The Forgotten Podcast, TraumaFeb. 25, 2019

Traditional Parenting Vs. Trauma-Informed Parenting: Pursuing Connection with Your Child

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. Understanding how to best love, teach, and correct our children is something we are continually learning. Add to that, learning to parent kids who have experienced trauma, and things that may have worked for our biological children now seem to have the opposite effect on our kids. In today’s episode, Kristin Berry brings us practical insight and encouragement to help us parent our kids in a way that keep us connected. ABOUT OUR GUEST Kristin Berry and her husband Mike are authors of the popular blog, Confessions of an Adoptive Parent and […]

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Children in Foster Care, Education, Encouragement, Foster Parenting, Mental Health, The Forgotten Podcast, TraumaFeb. 11, 2019

When Mental Health and Trauma Intersect: Finding the Path Towards Healing

ADHD, ODD, RAD—these letters represent mental health diagnoses that commonly label our children in foster care. But are they accurate diagnoses for your child? What role does trauma play in your child’s behaviors? Today’s episode is super practical and will leave you with the resources and help you need to understand your child better and walk with them towards healing. MEET OUR GUEST Jenn Hook is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) educator and previously worked as a trauma specialized therapist for kids in foster care. She is the director of Replanted Ministry and Refresh Chicago and has recently authored the new book, “Replanted: […]

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Children in Foster Care, Encouragement, Family Support, Foster Care Affects on Kids Already in Your Home, Foster Parenting, The Forgotten PodcastJan. 28, 2019

My Parents are Foster Parents: Honest Reflections from Teens in a Fostering Family

Teenagers, Brayden and Bristol, along with their mom, Selena Whitley, speak honestly to the joys and struggles of being raised in a family who does foster care. The journey of fostering has allowed Bristol and Brayden to mature as they learn to lean on God. MEET OUR GUESTS Brayden (15) and Bristol (13) Whitley were only 5 and 7 when their parents, Selena and Tony became foster parents. Foster care has impacted their family significantly and these two teenagers would have it no other way!   Connect with the Whitleys: Email   TAKEAWAYS FROM TODAY’S SHOW 1. Friendships can last beyond the “Goodbye.” It is a common […]

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Children in Foster Care, Foster Care Affects on Kids Already in Your Home, Foster Parenting, The Forgotten PodcastJan. 14, 2019

Lessons Learned from Growing Up in a Fostering Family

Can you imagine being the oldest of 5 biological children and having over 50 therapeutic foster siblings throughout your childhood? Rophe Mason tells her story of growing up in a fostering family; listen in as she vulnerably shares how they navigated these waters, established boundaries and shared God’s love with children who needed it the most. MEET OUR GUEST Rophe Mason is a resident of Hanover, MA. Originally from Alabama, she and her family relocated to the area 3 years ago. During the day Rophe works in elementary school fundraising all over the New England area. Her role allows her […]

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The Forgotten PodcastDec. 17, 2018

Special Episode: The Father’s Loving Pursuit of His Daughter

Nicole Argo spent her childhood in the foster care system starting at the age of seven. She shares her story of neglect and despair in a life that was saved by God’s loving pursuit of her—even before she knew who He was. His still, small voice gave her hope to go on and led to a series of events that now gives her the opportunity to bring Him glory through her story. Telling my story is a way to bring glory to God and tell Satan he did not win. –Nicole Argo Meet Our Guest | Nicole Argo Nicole Argo […]

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The Forgotten PodcastDec. 3, 2018

Encore Episode | Making an Indelible Difference in the Lives of Vulnerable Children

Join us for this Encore Episode with Angie Grant as she shares the story of one of their children’s reunification after two-and a half years in their home. She will challenge you to want to make an indelible difference in the lives of vulnerable children! Angie Grant and her husband, Stan, have been foster parents for five years. Their third placement, a little girl, stayed in their home for two and a half years and then returned home. Although it was difficult to let their daughter go, Angie’s family cherishes the memories they made with her and believe that the […]

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The Forgotten PodcastNov. 19, 2018

Supporting, Loving and Going Above and Beyond for Biological Parents

Jamie Finn started fostering because she wanted to “rescue kids who had terrible parents.” She was immediately humbled with her first placement when she realized that she wasn’t all that different than the biological parents of the child she was caring for—it was only the grace of God that separated her decisions from their decisions. God began to change her heart and her mission regarding foster care and biological parents. Listen in to learn how she works to support, love and go above and beyond for her kids’ biological parents! Let’s fight to go above and beyond in showing love. […]

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