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The Forgotten PodcastSep. 11, 2016

What it Feels Like to Be in Foster Care, from an Adult Who’s Been There

Nicole Argo is 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. “I was heartbroken, like here we go again. I was tired…at 8 years old, just exhausted from life.” –Nicole Argo In this episode, you’ll discover… The emotions a child often feels when their life […]

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The Forgotten PodcastAug. 29, 2016

The Difference a Grandparent Can Make in the Life of Your Foster or Adopted Child

Marla Ringger talks 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! If we don’t end up together in heaven, the other things don’t mean anything. –Marla Ringger In this episode, you’ll discover… Realities of the […]

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The Forgotten PodcastAug. 15, 2016

How Foster Parents Can Make a Difference in Biological Parents’ Lives

Lindsay Emswiler is a foster parent who has a practical, holistic view of foster care and a huge heart for bio-parents. Her story of releasing her foster son into God’s hands and potentially back into his bio-dad’s care will touch your heart (you may want tissues handy for this one!). Her story is filled with compassion and honesty—and a lot of joy! God, you’ve given me this wonderful life; how can I not share that with someone else? –Lindsay Emswiler In this episode, you’ll discover… A new perspective on bio-parents—how their past influences their present and future. An engaging, but challenging, […]

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The Forgotten PodcastAug. 1, 2016

Equipping the Church to Care for Kids in Foster Care

Selena Whitley, a TFI Advocate in Middle Georgia, and her husband, Tony, have two children and have been foster parenting for several years. The Whitleys are passionate about equipping and empowering the local church to take back their God-given responsibility of caring for the fatherless. Don’t be afraid to take the first steps; it’s the little steps that make the biggest changes. –Selena Whitley In this episode, you’ll discover… The benefits of being a TFI Advocate. How to find balance in ministry, parenting and marriage. Why Families Serving Families is Selena’s favorite initiative. Meet our Guest! Selena and her husband […]

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The Forgotten PodcastJul. 18, 2016

The Difference Prayer Can Make

Gary Ringger shares his journey from young business man looking to achieve “the American dream” to now serving as an advocate for the orphaned and vulnerable child as President of Lifesong for Orphans.  You will see first hand how God can take our weaknesses and use them for His glory!  Listen in as Jami and Gary (her dad!) share memories, laughter and even a few tears in this very special episode. …at that point, the American dream and retiring by 40 meant nothing to me.  I just wanted my life back. –Gary Ringger In this episode, you’ll discover… • How a very […]

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The Forgotten PodcastJul. 4, 2016

The Importance of a Mentor

Kari Sowers, In-House Counsel and Lead Trainer for The Mentoring Project, discuss the importance of mentoring, including common pitfalls and challenges in launching a mentoring program—and the incredible impact it can have in a child’s or teen’s life. You’ll have a fresh view of mentoring after you listen! Every child deserves a mentor. –Kari Sowers In this episode, you’ll discover… The story behind The Mentoring Project. Why it’s important to start a mentoring program small—one step at a time. The benefits a mentor provides to at-risk kids. Meet our Guest! Kari Sowers is an Intellectual Property attorney, host of the Manifest […]

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The Forgotten PodcastJun. 20, 2016

The Beauty of Following God’s Plan

Bruce Kendrick is co-founder and Executive Director of Embrace—a ministry dedicated to helping the church reclaim the care of orphans and waiting children. Bruce is a passionate advocate for neglected and abused children and he shares his experiences with both sincerity and humor. God’s got good plans and…better plans.  For as much as I had in store for my life, God has revealed himself in amazing ways..he’s been faithful. –Bruce Kendrick                                                            […]

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The Forgotten PodcastJun. 7, 2016

The Down Side to a “Color Blind” Philosophy

Marlee Bradley is a mom of six kids ages 9 and under who 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). “We, as adoptive parents of kids of color, have got to be aware that the world is going to see them differently.” –Maralee Bradley 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. Meet Our Guest: Maralee Bradley […]

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The Forgotten PodcastMay. 16, 2016

What Are People Learning about Foster Care and Orphan Care From You?

Jason Johnson, Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans, shares honestly about his journey into foster care and adoption and how his family handles the joys and frustrations all foster and adoptive families experience from time to time. If we are the only textbook people read about foster care and orphan care, what are they learning from us? –Jason Johnson  In this episode, you’ll discover… You’re a textbook for foster care/adoption – what are people learning from you? Strategies for keeping your marriage and family strong – we can’t do it all. What you are doing is […]

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The Forgotten PodcastMay. 9, 2016

Finding the “Perfect” Time to Foster or Adopt

Jason Johnson, Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans, shares about his journey into foster care and adoption and how his family handles the joys and frustrations all foster and adoptive families experience from time to time. The fear of loving a child that might leave shouldn’t deter us.  It’s the fear of that child not knowing our love that should drive us. –Jason Johnson In this episode, you’ll discover… how to find the “perfect” time to foster or adopt. how to navigate the concern of loving a child that might leave. a new way to look […]

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