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The Forgotten PodcastJan. 16, 2017

Season 2, Episode 5 | The National Foster Care Initiative—Helping Others Engage in Caring for Kids

We realized that God’s invitation to us was not just an invitation to foster, but also an invitation to help other followers of Christ engage in caring for kids who needed families. – Jason Weber Jason’s Story Jason and his wife, Trisha, married six days after graduating college and went into full-time inner-city ministry. They moved into an inner-city community in Denver where they worked with kids and families—a large percentage of whom had been touched by foster care at some point. “That experience gave us not only a heart for kids, but for families as well,” says Jason. The […]

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The Forgotten PodcastDec. 19, 2016

Season 2, Episode 4 | You’re Never Too Old to Foster!

I’ve heard that people who help people live longer—and there’s probably some truth to that. The more you give and help people, the more it brings life to you. Jami’s conversation with Mary Slager will challenge your thinking about getting involved in foster care. You’re never too old to get involved somehow…and it may be that you’re called to foster children even after your own children are grown and gone. Listening to Mary’s experiences erases some of the age constraints you might be feeling! Mary’s Story Mary and her husband, Stan, have been married 51 years, and according to Mary’s […]

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The Forgotten PodcastDec. 2, 2016

Season 2, Episode 3 | Getting the Local Church Involved in Foster Care Ministry

It’s not social justice—it’s about the love of Jesus working through his church. The church is God’s Plan A—there is no Plan B to reach the broken and hurting Jami’s conversation with Chris Shandrow will encourage you to get your church involved in serving the foster care community. Chris is the Lead Pastor of Compass Church in Normal, Illinois. Compass was planted in 2013 with the goal of connecting people who are unchurched to the God who loves them. Compass and The Forgotten Initiative One of the ways Compass found to build a bridge to people in need was through […]

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The Forgotten PodcastNov. 21, 2016

Season 2, Episode 2 | Foster Care, Adoption, Runaway: The Story of One Child’s Reality

I remember getting in the back of a police car and looking at her while she was standing there watching us drive away…and then I remember waking up in a shelter the next day. Jami’s conversation with Emma Williams, a woman who was in and out of several foster homes, shelters, and adoptive family situations in her life, will give you amazing insight into the sometimes hard realities facing children in foster care. Emma’s Early Years—How She Got into Foster Care Emma’s first experience in foster care was the result of her mother’s attempt to protect Emma and her brother […]

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The Forgotten PodcastNov. 7, 2016

Season 2, Episode 1: Who Are Our Nation’s Orphans?

Approximately 100,000 children in the US have parents whose rights have been terminated or surrendered. The government assumes the responsibility to find these children a forever family. Orphan Sunday is right around the corner on November 13! Not everyone is called to adopt or foster, but we can all do something. Today you will learn who our nation’s orphans are, and whether you are an adoptive or foster parent in need of support or called to put your arm around those who are, Dr. Sharen Ford provides several tools to equip you to “do something!” Quick Links Focus on the Family’s Orphan […]

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The Forgotten PodcastOct. 24, 2016

The Forgotten Podcast | Encore Episode: How it All Began

We are excited to offer the premiere episode of Season 1 of The Forgotten Podcast as a special encore presentation! Jami Kaeb’s story of how her family’s journey of adoption and foster care resulted in the creation of The Forgotten Initiative serves as the foundation of what The Forgotten Initiative is all about: bringing joy and purpose to the foster care community–agency workers, foster parents, vulnerable adults and children–and those who love and serve them. You will be encouraged and inspired as you learn their stories, hear their passion, and and find out how you can become the catalyst for change in your […]

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The Forgotten PodcastOct. 10, 2016

Season 1, Episode 12: Angie Ringger

In this final episode of Season 1, Jami chats with Angie Ringger, a foster parent in Phoenix, Arizona. She and her husband, Mike, have fostered 11 children and have a compelling story about trusting in God’s plan and direction for life and growing in faith through the journey of foster care. Whether you currently foster, are considering becoming a foster parent or even if you’re sure fostering is not God’s plan for you, Angie’s story will increase your trust that God knows what He’s doing in your life! In this episode, you’ll discover… Strategies to handle a closed door to what […]

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The Forgotten PodcastSep. 26, 2016

Season 1, Episode 11: Nicole Argo (Part 2)

In this episode, Jami continues her conversation with Nicole Argo, a pastor’s wife and mom of two who grew up in foster care. Nicole’s story explains the emotions and struggles children often face when in foster care. She shares how critical every effort to help those in the foster care community is and how showing and sharing the love of Jesus can make a difference in a child’s life. In this episode, you’ll discover… Why small, seemingly insignificant acts of kindness are important to children in foster care. Why children in foster care still yearn for their biological parent(s), even […]

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Children in Foster Care, The Forgotten PodcastSep. 11, 2016

Season 1, Episode 10: Nicole Argo (Part 1)

In this episode, Jami chats with Nicole Argo, a pastor’s wife and mom of two who grew up in foster care. Her firsthand account of the emotions and struggles that face children in foster care on a regular basis will help you understand how critical every effort to help those in the foster care community is and how showing and sharing the love of Jesus will make a difference in every life. In this episode, you’ll discover… The emotions a child often feels when their life is disrupted. The harsh realities that some children in foster care must go through on […]

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The Forgotten PodcastAug. 29, 2016

Season 1, Episode 9: Marla Ringger

In this episode, Jami chats with her mom, Marla Ringger, about what it’s like being a grandma of many including the unique dynamic of loving and bonding with children who became part of her family through adoption and foster care.  You’ll love hearing the story of how Marla’s heart softened towards orphaned and vulnerable children as well as how she takes practical steps to make sure her 15(!) grandchildren know she loves them. You’ll want Marla to be your grandma by the end of the show! In this episode, you’ll discover… realities of the bonding process from a grandma’s perspective. ways to combat “Grandma guilt.” […]

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