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The Forgotten PodcastNov. 7, 2016

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. 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 Care — General information about how FOTF serves orphans and […]

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The Forgotten PodcastOct. 24, 2016

Encore Episode | The Forgotten Initiative: How it All Began

We are excited to offer the premiere episode 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 community! Foster care […]

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The Forgotten PodcastOct. 10, 2016

Trusting God’s Plan for Your Foster Care Journey

Angie Ringger is 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! Foster care is a crazy tornado of emotions! — Angie Ringger In this episode, you’ll discover… Strategies to handle a closed door […]

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The Forgotten PodcastSep. 26, 2016

Why No Act of Kindness Is Insignificant to a Child in Foster Care

Nicole Argo is 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. Let God use your story for great things. That’s the best gift you can give back to Jesus. –Nicole Argo In this episode, you’ll discover… Why small, seemingly insignificant acts of kindness are important to children in foster […]

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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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