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Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent or kinship caregiver trying to be the best parent possible to this precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week, we interview leading experts for an hour, discussing the topics you care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are the national ...
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Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo. For the best in true crime from CBC, ad-free, visit apple.co/cbctruecrime.
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Our Families Ourselves

Ann-Sophie Morrissette & Maria Pasquarelli

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Each week, "elder" millennial moms Ann-Sophie and Maria meet people who challenge the traditional notion of family-forming and parenting. We explore the joy, the pain, and - let’s face it - dysfunction of creating a family. Adoption, IVF, surrogacy, child-free by choice, and more … these are our families, told through our voices.
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We are Children's Division

The Missouri Department of Social Services

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This podcast is about all things Children's Division in Missouri! Learn about Children's Division's mission, involvement in big issues facing child welfare today, and how the division is working hard to better support the children and families in the Show Me State.
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In this podcast I deconstruct the romanticism holding up the adoption industry and expose the lies, abuse, and pain that gets silenced. I'm here to unwrap the shiny bow around adoption and speak my truths as an adoptee. In doing so, I explain what it means and what it feels like to “come out of the fog”. This isn't your feel good podcast, I am an angry, healing and honest adoptee.
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Formerly the Parenting after Trauma podcast, internationally recognized children's mental health expert Robyn Gobbel decodes the most baffling behaviors for parents of kids with vulnerable nervous systems. If you're parenting a child who has experienced trauma or toxic stress or a child with a neuroimmune disorder, sensory processing, or other nervous system vulnerability, this show will let you know you are not alone. You can stop playing behavior whack-a-mole because Robyn offers you tools ...
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Biblically aligned support for the Christian adoptive mom experiencing the stress of post-adoption turmoil. You willingly stepped into this non-traditional mom role for a child/children who needed you, knowing there would be difficulties. You trusted God to get you through. Now you’re in the thick of it. Know this: You can trust that God is able to redeem even the most difficult challenges facing you and your family, and bring something amazingly good from them! I hope this podcast is a help ...
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Adoptive parents are more than aware that their child has suffered great loss in relinquishment, and they long to create a haven of love for their child. However, many times, the adopted child pushes love away. This can be because of RAD and the trauma that keeps hijacking the child’s brain. Some children don’t exhibit pushback behavior until their teen years or when they are searching for their biological roots. Adoptive parents must prepare themselves for this possibility by hearing the st ...
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Anxiety Relief & Peace of Mind for Adoptive Parents Did you finally realize your dream of having a family only to have your happily ever after turn into a nightmare? Are you constantly second-guessing your parenting, anxious about whether your child will make good choices and remain faithful? Do you wish more than anything that your child would know Christ and just turn out ”OK”? Have you neglected yourself to the point that it’s taken a personal toll on you? Hi Neighbor! Welcome to Anchors ...
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Mind Your Own Karma–The Adoption Chronicles Podcast educates listeners on the realities of adoption through the stories of adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. We delve into their journeys, exploring identity, the emotional impacts of adoption, and the complexities that are involved when a child is removed from their biology. We also tackle tough topics like transracial adoption and adoption ethics, featuring experts and advocates. By sharing these diverse perspectives we hope to n ...
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Formula One talk with ex professional racing driver, with the raw truth of behind the scenes of F1 and motor racing, also talks about adoption as an adopted child, and gives a man’s point of view on dating and relationships. Join Peter on his journey figuring it all out!
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The Single Greatest Choice is a podcast about singleness, fertility, motherhood, and choice. This is a show for women who are grappling with what to do when life doesn't follow the love-marriage-baby carriage trajectory. It's about exploring the options when things don't seem to be turning out as we'd always planned. Most of all, is a place for women give and receive support as they grapple with these big topics - because what we decide to do with these years could be the single greatest cho ...
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The Forgotten Podcast

The Forgotten Initiative

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We want to see people everywhere supporting the foster care community and experiencing Jesus together. So, in this podcast, we are sharing the stories of the foster care community to bring awareness that leads to action!
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The Go-to Podcast for Christian Women Who Want to Grow Their Family through Foster Care or Adoption Do you struggle with constant overwhelm or have way more questions than answers while navigating the foster care system? Are you feeling like you’re losing yourself while trying to help your foster child or heal your adopted children? Do you feel completely ill-equipped with the needs of the kiddos in your home or like you took on more than you should have? What if there was a way that you cou ...
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Sharing stories and experiences of Australians who have been through Adoption and Foster Care. The stories are sometimes complex and tackle difficult issues which span over 50 plus years. From children that have been in an under resourced system to Australia's traumatic history of forced adoptions and the stolen generations. But through this darkness comes light - there are also stories of hope, courage resilience and love. My Unknown Truth is hosted by Nadia Levett, born and raised in Austr ...
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Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption NI

Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption NI

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Interested in fostering or adoption? Not sure where to start? Meet Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption here in NI. Your guide is Ness who looks after recruitment and is not a social worker. Let Ness introduce you to the wider team, to foster carers and adopters who are willing to share their experiences and give you (and Ness) insights into the world of fostering and adoption. What is it really like? What is 'Panel'? What kind of training can you expect? What sort of support will you get? Will y ...
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Sometimes the very strategies meant to help children have the opposite effect. Join AEI’s Naomi Schaefer Riley and Ian Rowe as they look behind the headlines at the public policies and cultural agendas driving child welfare and education. Rowe and Riley bring to light practices that will make you ask, “Are you kidding me?”
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Open Adoption Project

Lanette & Shaun Nelson

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This podcast is about connecting. It's about growing. It's about stretching. In society nowadays, it's easy to fall into echo chambers. This is not an echo chamber. Open Adoption Project is a community dedicated to listening and learning, and building relationships based on healthy respect and communication. The Open Adoption Project focuses on improving adoptee experiences by encouraging open communication between all members of the adoption constellation, nurturing ongoing open adoption re ...
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Are your kids staging a rebellion against the sanity in your home? Is your child a living puzzle you can’t understand? Are you craving insight into the minds of your adopted or step-children? There is a powerful way to learn how God designed them and how to guide them to their full potential while also learning about yourself so you can overcome negative patterns that are stealing your joy. Welcome to Not So Normal Parenting’ where we unravel the mysteries of family dynamics, from toddlers t ...
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Welcome to the Adopt Well Podcast! We are an educational community for anyone touched by adoption. Each episode exists to educate and encourage. We know that adopting well is a lifelong mission. It means learning from those around us - adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. We’re never going to be perfect and that’s ok. But, anything worth doing is worth doing well. No matter how you’re touched by adoption, we are glad you're here.
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Learn about the souls incarnating now and what you can do to welcome them and help them. Explore fertility and parenting from a perspective of sovereignty, soul purpose, soul embodiment and co-creation. Hosted by Alaya. More info: Vibrationalchild.com and AlayaOshira.com.
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Momsday Bunker

Keri Henson aka Momsday Prepper

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It’s something to hang your hat on! Momsday moments are those times when it feels like an atomic bomb has landed smack dab in the middle of your motherhood. Join host Keri Henson aka The Momsday Prepper as she invites moms into the Momsday Bunker as they share their stories of tragedy, survival, and hope. You will laugh, cry, and leave feeling prepared if and when the unthinkable happens to your child. So put on your sitting britches and pull up a chair, y’all.
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Decoder is a show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.
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"Hard-hitting and heart-warming" the imPERFECTly emPOWERed® podcast (rated in the top 2% of health and fitness podcasts worldwide) equips you to revitalize body and soul with expert health, home, family, and fitness advice. An avid lover of coffee and Jesus (not in that order), join Ahna Fulmer every Tuesday as she flips the script on health podcasts for women with faith-based, science-backed holistic solutions. A dual-certified nurse practitioner with 10 years of emergency medicine experien ...
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The Black, Orphaned, Adopted, Foster Child podcast. Being adopted was never a "thing" until other people made it a thing. I don't remember being an orphan. Adoption was never a real issue growing up. Like, I knew I was adopted but it wasn't like I had a bright, pink, florescent sign with an arrow pointing down over my head everywhere I went saying, "ADOPTED". Foster care, I remember. Yes...that whole experience had a major impact on who I am today. On this podcast, we're going to expose ALL ...
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Smart Justice covers the pursuit of better outcomes in incarceration, foster care, and community collaboration on justice system issues. Website: http://smartjustice.org Support: https://smartjustice.supercast.com
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Welcome to the "Wait, I'm adopted?" Podcast. In this Podcast we explore some of the commonly asked questions, stigmas, biggest fears and other unexpected parts of adoption through the lens of an internationally adopted child.
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The Essentials for Adoption Attuned Parenting

Growing Intentional Families Together, LLC

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The Essentials for Adoption Attuned Parenting explores how parents can best relate and connect to their adopted child. Join Growing Intentional Families Together Coaches to discover tips and tools using Adoption Attuned Parenting and build a strong foundation for your adoptive family.
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If Vangelis and Yanni had adopted a child in the mid-'80s and named that child after that most magical of famine-fighting superheroes, this would be that child in adult configuration. Groove box guru Bono's Mullet makes background music for the day-glo dreamerz and free-wheeling freakz of Planet Rock who still haven't found what they're looking for because the damn streets don't have any names.
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Truth Be Told: Adoption Stories

National Adoption Service

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In this adoption podcast, a group of adopters talk to each other about their experiences - from the first steps to post-adoption support. No one knew each other before the recording but within moments it will be like listening to old friends talk. They laugh together, they cry together. To find out more about adopting with the National Adoption Service, you can: Follow us @nas_cymru and @nationaladoptionservice Contact us adoptcymru.com
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My name is Andres, and as an adoptee, I created The Adoption Door to help people understand the experience a little bit more. I am building a community around this concept because people have a lot of questions and answers regarding this topic, and I hope to share other people's stories with anyone who wants to hear what they have to say. Because this topic has so many facets, there is a lot to learn. It's all about helping each other. Hope you enjoy the podcast.
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There is something temptingly tidy about the idea of adoption: a family with extra love and resources meets a child in need of both. The Adoptee Next Door takes the listener beyond the sparkly fairy tale of adoption. angieadoptee.substack.com
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Full episodes of Dr. Phil with intriguing guests presenting compelling yet relatable stories from the real world and Dr. Phil's down to earth, common sense, usable advice for the challenges of life. Hear America's doctor talk about things that matter to people who care.
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Curtieecool's Podcasts Dealing with A Narcissistic Adopted Grandmother Patricia Robinson out in Moreno Valley, CA. TELLING MY LIFETIME TRUE STORY, all about an adopted grandmother, how she abused the baby's mother, my daughter, me as the father, and how this narcissist adopted Grandmother Patricia Robinson out in Moreno Valley, CA abused the system and how she run and hide out all over California scamming the system, I talk about the true meaning of a real true father who wanted to be a fath ...
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God’s Adopted Podcast - Practical Biblical Training to Help You Live Out God’s Call On Your Life

Victor Aramanda | Christian Coach, Speaker, Christian Author, Author Coach, Lay Ministry Mentor

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Do you wonder if you’re living out God’s calling on your life? Do you wish you could hear God and know that He hears you, too? Do you struggle to get in the Word consistently? I am glad you are here! This podcast will help you hear from God so you can be clear on what He’s calling you to do, and understand how to partner with God so you can see Him work with and through you! Hey, I’m Victor. For many years, I tried to be the ”perfect” Christian, but my relationship with God was lost in relig ...
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Reading Chapter 12 of Revelation from a public domain translation of the Bible named the New Heart English Bible translation. - Please feel free to read along with me or just listen. - I hope my reading can be a blessing to you and encouragement to study God's word! I pray that this episode blesses you! Keep growing with the Lord. Here is a basic o…
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Click here to send us a topic idea or question for Weekend Wisdom. Question: I was just asked to take on a Spanish-speaking teen with a baby. Do you have any resources to address fostering a teenager with a language barrier, as well as supporting her in developing adult skills and independence? She comes with a complicated history involving immigra…
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Suzanne wrote Dr. Phil about her tumultuous relationship with her younger boyfriend. Ryan was first online friends with Suzanne’s twin sister, Michelle, who passed away, but left items to Ryan in her will, of which Suzanne is named executor. Part 1 For more information: https://drphil.com Thank you to our sponsor: Simon and Schuster: https://www.si…
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WAR! Verstappen and Norris are halfway, Verstappen has the edge but we are halfway. Norris needs some luck, Verstappen needs to just keep the composure. With so many things happening in the first half what else is going to happen. The Hungarian Grand Prix always delivers excitement and it teste the Formula 1 cars. We can't wait for this! https://ww…
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This week I’m talking to Matthew Ball, who was last on the show in 2022 to talk about his book “The Metaverse: How it Will Revolutionize Everything.” It’s 2024 and it’s safe to say that has not happened yet. But Matt’s still on the case — in fact he just released an almost complete update of the book, now with the much more sober title, “Building t…
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Reading Chapter 13 of Revelation from a public domain translation of the Bible named the New Heart English Bible translation. - Please feel free to read along with me or just listen. - I hope my reading can be a blessing to you and encouragement to study God's word! I pray that this episode blesses you! Keep growing with the Lord. Here is a basic o…
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Whether you are a foster parent hoping to adopt, already adopted or a long-term foster parent, this episode is for you if you struggle with anxiety, overwhelm and desire to keep Jesus at the center. I will share vulnerably several ways that I tried to maintain control and perfection while battling anxiety and worry. I had found myself fully shifted…
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BFANI is on tour! In a series of episodes we shall be meeting families and fellow team members from across the UK fostering and adoption services as we explore, in depth, some of the specific experiences, highs, lows and challenges facing families who foster and adopt. This time, we're in Scotland where we meet Carole, a foster carer who specialise…
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Click here to send us a topic idea or question for Weekend Wisdom. What do teachers understand about adoption? What are the misperceptions? We talk with two researchers on this topic: Dr. Hal Grotevant, the Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Dr. Abbie Goldberg, a Professor of Psychology and cu…
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Get a FREE guide to help in Meditation here: https://godsadopted.com/meditate-on-god Today’s episode is all about learning to take some time out of the day to do something the scripture encourages us to do, Meditate on God, His ways, His precepts, His commands. Encouragement to grow more in intimacy with God. Helpful verses: Joshua 1: 8, Psalm 1: 2…
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE: What happens when an unplanned adventure turns into a life-changing experience? Join us as Simone Knego shares her unexpected journey of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, an endeavor that not only tested her limits but also became a catalyst for overcoming deep-seated self-doubt. Encouraged by her husband, Simone's story is one of res…
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Welcome Liz DeBetta to the podcast! Dr. Liz DeBetta, creator of Migrating Toward Wholeness© is an adoptee and independent scholar-artist-activist committed to changing systems and helping people navigate trauma through creative processes. She believes that stories are powerful change agents and when we write them and share them we connect and heal.…
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One way we can support the siblings of kids with big, baffling behaviors is to teach them about owls, watchdogs, and possums (or some way to understand the brain and behaviors) as well as to teach them about nervous system vulnerabilities and ‘overactive’ watchdog and possum brains! In this episode, you’ll learn Steps to take when teaching siblings…
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In this episode, we dive into the vibrant Type 7 personality, also known as The Enthusiast or "the straw that stirs the drink" Type 7s are characterized by their exuberance and ability to juggle multiple interests, yet they often face challenges with escapism, FOMO (fear of missing out), and feelings of isolation, inadequeacy, exhaustion and frustr…
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Hi Neighbor, Welcome to another walking episode of Anchors of Encouragement. Today, I’m coming to you from my backyard studio. Based on three separate conversations I’ve recently had with adoptive parents, I want to share an important concept with you. The ONE thing adoptive parents NEED to know. It’s something that makes navigating the highs and l…
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In this episode of "The Ex Files - The Divorce and Separation Podcast," hosts Alex and Liza delve into the foundational principles of family law. Navigating the complexities of separating from a partner can be daunting, but understanding what lies ahead can make the journey smoother. Join Alex and Liza as they guide you through: Key Legal Concepts:…
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OH...KARMA IS A BIT*H! I literally feel the tension watching this as I was screaming support for Vettel here as his team turn against him! We are looking at Ferrari and their 2 drivers, Vettel and Leclerc and watching how they operate behind the scenes and how Ferrari are so egotistical and fragile when karma comes around! ⁠https://thepeterwalshsho…
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When foster care feels overwhelming, how do we hold on to hope? How do we define success? How do we find light when so much feels dark? Nate and Kristen Crew are my guests on the podcast today. They have been married for almost 15 years and have 7 children – four adopted through foster care and three by birth. Rather than a specific “calling” to fo…
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Today, I’m talking with Arati Prabhakar, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. That’s a cabinet-level position, where she works as the chief science and tech advisor to President Biden. Arati and her team of about 140 people at the OSTP are responsible for advising the president on not only big developments in sci…
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OH...KARMA IS A BIT*H! I literally feel the tension watching this as I was screaming support for Vettel here as his team turn against him! We are looking at Ferrari and their 2 drivers, Vettel and Leclerc and watching how they operate behind the scenes and how Ferrari are so egotistical and fragile when karma comes around! https://thepeterwalshshow…
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Dr. Phil continues with Tom and Karen who say Madison, 15, is now corrupting her sister, Liz, 13. Tom and Karen, terrified of the two teenagers, barricade themselves to avoid attacks. Emotions run high both on stage with Dr. Phil and backstage. Part 2. For more information: https://drphil.com Thank you to our sponsor: Simon and Schuster: https://ww…
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Click here to send us a topic idea or question for Weekend Wisdom. Question: We have applied to adopt a baby. We’re more or less being told that if we don’t agree to an open adoption, we’ll never get chosen by a birth mom. But, I really don’t want an open adoption. I think kids need just one mom and dad and opening up our family to others will just…
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I wish the conversation you’re about to listen to had been available for me years ago, not because I like to hear myself speak. Conversations like this could have helped me navigate some of the challenges my wife and I faced in our adoption journey. Hi Neighbor, Returning on this episode of Anchors of Encouragement, is my neighbor from Alabama, Eri…
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Send us a Text Message. Keshia The child welfare system is waging war on Black families, and Keshia Adeniyi-Dorsey is on the front lines. In this episode, she shares her journey from foster child to family defender, exposing the racist roots of CPS and the urgent need for change. Keisha breaks down her tactics for protecting families during CPS inv…
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THIS IS AN INSANE EPISODE! OF FORMULA 1! I'm in conflict here as WE CAN ALL relate with the number 2 guy here, but yet everyone thinks there's no 1 and 2 driver. A very revealing episode showing the difference between number 1 and 2 driver's in the team, and how even the team boss literally walks away even when the number 2 driver wins! PURE MADNES…
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This episode encourages adoptive moms to do some digging to get to an educational plan that fits the needs of her children & family. One resource shared in the episode is Hand in Hand Educational Consulting run by Brenda Wagenknecht: 520-233-0554handinhandeducate@gmail.comwww.handinhandeducate.com Brenda offers listeners a free 15 minute consult. I…
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Send us a Text Message. We're baaaack! It's been a few months ... Maria had a baby, summer is summer'ing, and Ann-Sophie's Tuff Shed now doubles as a sauna. Join us we recap some of our fave moments and surprising turns from Season One. And we're giving you a sneak peek of what's in store for Season Two. THANK YOU to everyone who supported us on ou…
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Today I’m talking to Nicholas Thompson, the CEO of The Atlantic. I was really excited to talk to Nick. Like so many media CEOs, including Vox Media’s, he just signed a deal allowing OpenAI to use The Atlantic’s vast archives as training data, but he also has a rich background in tech. Before he was the CEO of The Atlantic, Nick was the editor-in-ch…
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This is the story of Victoria Climbie who was promised a better life in France with her aunt but that was the exact opposite of what she got. WARNING: The details of this case that are discussed within this video may be very explicit. The material contained in this video is intended for educational purposes. If you would like to show your support f…
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As the school choice movement has gained momentum in recent years, parents have become a political force to be reckoned with. This week, Naomi and Ian are joined by Corey DeAngelis, senior fellow at the American Federation for Children and a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, to discuss his recent book, The Parent Revoluti…
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Click here to send us a topic idea or question for Weekend Wisdom. Do you have a child who acts out at school? Do you struggle with how to work with the school to help your child? If so, don't miss today's interview with Sarah Naish, the CEO and Founder of the Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma and the author of many books on foster parenting, in…
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We discuss more about….. The transition from corporate life to focusing on solo motherhood. The joys and challenges of parenting during a global pandemic. Her mother’s health crisis and its impact on her responsibilities. The process of writing her book featuring stories of 20 Australian SMBCs. Strategies for achieving a better work/life balance. P…
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In this episode, we explore Enneagram Type 6, often called the Loyalist or the Loyal Skeptic. Type 6s, part of the head center, are concerned with safety and security, often struggling with fear and anxiety. We discuss five common thought patterns they face: Anxiety, Indecision, Insecurity, Distrust, and Overwhelm. Key Highlights: Anxiety: Overthin…
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