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The Forgotten PodcastJul. 16, 2018

The Search for Identity Leads to Foster Care Ministry

Holly Miller was born into foster care and was adopted at the age of seven by the family with whom she had been in a long-term placement. The adoption conversation was always open, but she as she grew, she found she had more questions than answers because she simply didn’t know much about her life before her adoption. Her journey of working through the “who am I” questions led her down an interesting path that has recently resulted in a ministry that combines her passion for foster and adoptive children and their families with a need in her community. Helping […]

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The Forgotten PodcastJul. 2, 2018

Making 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 time they had with her will make an indelible mark on her life for the good, because they did their best to love as Jesus loves: compassionately and with everything they had. I would not want my story to be without her story colliding with […]

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The Forgotten PodcastJun. 18, 2018

Going into Foster Care as a Teen: One Woman’s Story of Testifying for her Family’s Safety

Angel Ambrose’s home life became so unsafe when she was a teen that she testified against her mother in order to protect herself and her younger siblings from neglect and abuse. Angel shares her story and how God has redeemed her past and brought her healing, even to the point of having her own child—something she never thought she wanted. When I knew that Jesus loved me and wanted me, everything changed. –Angel Ambrose Angel’s parents were both very young, only 17, when her mom became pregnant. It was an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy, which Angel believes was the seed […]

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The Forgotten PodcastJun. 4, 2018

Keeping It Real for Foster and Adoptive Dads (Updated!)

Father’s Day is just a few weeks away, and we wanted to highlight this great opportunity available to foster and adoptive dads! This encore of Andrew Schneidler’s interview will encourage dads and help them know they are not alone in the struggles they may face. Andrew understands…and he wants other dads to know there are other dads out there who also understand! Foster and adoptive fathers have very few resources to help them deal with the feelings and struggles that often arise when caring for children from hard places. Andrew Schneidler is trying to change that. Men need a core […]

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The Forgotten PodcastMay. 7, 2018

Encore Episode | Reframing Foster Care: Finding Hope in the Struggle

Jason Johnson shares highlights from his new book, Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel, to encourage us, whether we are in the trenches of foster parenting, considering becoming foster parents or trying to better support foster families. This is an episode full of hope and will remind you that you are not alone! God strategically and intentionally puts us in positions that we cannot handle without Him. That’s mercy. It constantly reminds us of our need for Him. –Jason Johnson Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the […]

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The Forgotten PodcastApr. 24, 2018

The Who Loves Series: Two Perspectives About How to Use These Books

Nicole Argo, a pastor’s wife and mother of two, went into foster care at the age of 7, giving her a unique perspective about how it feels to be a child in care. Jenn Hook, a clinical psychologist and TBRI certified therapist, works with children who have experienced trauma—a large number of whom have been in foster care. Listen in as they discuss the exciting new Who Loves book series from The Forgotten Initiative and share the positive results they anticipate the books will bring for children in care, foster parents, churches, teachers and anyone who seeks to understand what […]

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The Forgotten PodcastApr. 9, 2018

Teaching Students, Teachers and Families the Importance of Story

David LaFrance is an elementary school principal who readily shares his story of growing up in a broken and dysfunctional family. His story helps him relate to kids from hard places on a daily basis, as well as drives him to use as many resources as possible to establish relationships with all the people in his life, including his family, his staff, his students and even their families. Listen to his inspiring story and learn more about tools you can use to better understand trauma and the importance of story. A person’s story has the opportunity to break down any […]

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The Forgotten PodcastMar. 26, 2018

Avoiding Burnout, Tending to Our Inner Life

Drawing on his experiences with taking an intentional sabbatical, Jedd Medefind shares how our inner life and our outpouring into the lives of others are intricately interwoven—especially in in the sense that we must be filled up so that we can, in turn, pour out. The fact is, it’s extremely difficult, if not impossible in the long term, to pour into others’ lives if we don’t take the time to be refreshed and nourish our own souls. Vibrant ministry springs from a vibrant soul. –Jedd Medefind Several years ago, Jedd was blessed with the opportunity to take a two-month sabbatical. […]

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The Forgotten PodcastMar. 12, 2018

Human Trafficking: Making a Difference in Your Community

Ashleigh Chapman is a preacher’s kid who found her life’s calling at the age of 11. Her parents worked at a homeless mission when a woman and her three children arrived, begging for safety from an abuser. Her parents quickly realized the woman was also an abuser and worked diligently to keep the three children safe. She became devoted to the cause of protecting the vulnerable. She focuses full-time on fighting the heinous crime of human trafficking in the US and around the world. Don’t miss this episode—it’s critical to the future of our children and our communities! The overwhelming […]

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The Forgotten PodcastFeb. 26, 2018

Strategies for Making Your Marriage a Safe Haven

Beth Guckenberger and her husband Todd have been married more than 25 years and, between biological, foster, and adopted children, they have raised ten children. In addition, they also work together as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries, an organization that is dedicated to being a voice for orphans. They have found some unique strategies to keep their marriage strong and vibrant, enabling them to better serve those they have been called to serve. Beth shares these and other ideas in this can’t miss episode! We practice immediacy [in our marriage]—in a conflict or disagreement, we re-establish and affirm that you […]

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