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Best April Fallon podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best April Fallon podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Real stories about the joys and challenges of the adoption journey. You'll hear from parents and families who've been through infant and international adoption, foster-to-adopt, and even embryo adoption. These inspiring stories are told from the perspective of the adoptee, birth parent or adoptive parent.
 
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Noah and April say goodbye to season 5 and give some inside scoop behind the scenes of ADOPTION NOW. It has been 3.5 years of story-telling, and 120 episodes later, the couple has learned so much about adoption and foster care. They started the show telling their adoption journey, saying yes to 6 placements but only finalized on 3 children. The ...…
 
Author, Adrian Collins, is a returning guest on ADOPTION NOW. Last year she and her husband came on to share their journey as birth parents and adoptive parents. Together they have 5 children, three biological sons, one adopted son, and one daughter relinquished at birth and later re-adopted back into the family. You can hear that full episode ...…
 
Our guests today on ADOPTION NOW are Aaron and Kelli Couch. They have been married for 25 years, serve as pastors in the Denver area, and have planted 2 churches. They have 3 biological children and one child they adopted from China. On today's episode, April Fallon and her husband Noah talk with Aaron and Kelli about adoption in the church and ...…
 
In this episode, we have an adoption story from across the pond. Earl and Rebecca Robinson stop by and give you a breakdown of what an adoption in the UK looks like. Key Links Earl’s book Our Road to Adoption: Softcover & Kindle ---- In particular, two common themes that run parallel throughout this story are patience and trust in God. They fac ...…
 
The guest of this episode is Nicole Ketchum. She has her own business called Hey Girl Decor, and like the beautiful acrylic chandeliers she crafts, her story is just as exceptional. Key Links Hey Girl Decor ---- Nicole talks about the challenges of adoption, as well as the emotional heartbreak of failed IVF treatments, her difficulties with end ...…
 
This story is told from the invaluable perspective of Kathy Mackecheny, who is an adoption-competent therapist. She knows what it’s like to be an adoptee and to have burning questions about finding the truth of one’s unique narrative. Key Links Kathy’s Therapy Practice: https://www.adopteetherapy.com/ Contact her at: kathy@adopteetherapy.com -- ...…
 
Veronica has a varied perspective on adoption. As a child welfare professional, Veronica was called to fight for the rights of traumatized and broken children. Through that calling, she worked with adoption and foster care. Key Links The organization Veronica currently works for: https://www.wayfinderfamily.org/ ---- At first, she had no idea s ...…
 
Natalie was here in 2017, when she shared the story of her first adoption and just how smoothly everything worked out during that whole process. Key Links Natalie and Stephen’s Story from Season 2 ---- Fast forwarding to the past year, Natalie had a second adoption which would prove to be more chaotic than the first. Although she was weathered ...…
 
Involved in a seemingly healthy open adoption with a birth mother named Elizabeth Jones, Matt and Laura were ecstatic that they had found the right mom. But things were not as they seemed. Key Links A Sibling for Hudson ---- Even though they had been confronted with a few red flags and ignored some aspects of the open adoption that they pegged ...…
 
This episode of ADOPTION NOW is told from the perspective of Erica Shields. As she shares in the episode, she has never really told anyone her full story before, so this is special for all of us. Key Links Erica Sheilds on Facebook The Kempe Center For The Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect ---- For many years, Erica didn’t hav ...…
 
Three years! Wow, what a journey it has been so far for April and Noah Fallon. Starting from a radio show with a small domestic following to a now international reach, Host April and her husband Noah reminisce about the overall evolution of ADOPTION NOW. Key Links One of April’s favorite ADOPTION NOW stories: Nellya, Adopting a Baby from India ...…
 
This episode is all about adult adoptee Jackie Bradfield and her experience with trying to connect with her birth parents. She states that reaching out to her birth parents is to learn more about her overall story. Key Links • To contact Jackie for therapy: jackie@agapementalhealth.org • Her Agape Mental Health webpage • Sarah Winger’s ADOPTION ...…
 
Today, on this little recap episode of ADOPTION NOW, Reshma’s story is analyzed by April and Noah Fallon. Key Links Last week’s episode featuring Reshma McClintock John DeYoung’s first appearance in Season 1 John DeYoung’s second appearance in Season 3 ---- Because of the complexity of the Reshma’s story and her take on adoption, both hosts wan ...…
 
Today we are joined by Reshma McClintock. She’s a writer, an adoptee from India, and the focal point of the new documentary Calcutta is my Mother. Key Links Information for Calcutta is my Mother: http://calcuttafilm.com/ Reshma’s website: https://writtenbyresh.com/ Her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writtenbyresh/ Her Instagram page: https: ...…
 
Glenn Morey has worked in film since 1981—as a writer, creative director, and a commercial and documentary filmmaker for many years. His documentary “Side by Side” is an Official Selection of the San Diego Asian Film Festival (organized by Pacific Arts Movement), and the Boston Asian American Film Festival, among many other awards. Key Links We ...…
 
Shawn and Shannon’s story began with multiple heartbreaks, but their desire to create and grow a family persevered past the disappointments, and they are now parents to three beautiful children. After failed fertility treatments left them feeling disheartened, they were told that adoption was the best option. They decided to pursue foster care ...…
 
Mike Marsden is an adoptee from Nashville whose story is filled with timing, loss, gratitude, and faith. After being delivered prematurely at only 3 pounds and 2 ounces, Mike spent months in the hospital before finding his forever family. Despite a tragic loss at a young age, Mike was able to move forward and find the courage to reach out and c ...…
 
As always, ADOPTION NOW focuses on the many powerful stories centered around adoption and foster care. This episode also includes a topic April Fallon is new to, the topic of surrogacy. Dr. Claire Dumke tells us the story of her two daughters, Ruby and Hazel, and how she pursued both adoption and surrogacy at the same time. As a result of this, ...…
 
Brandi Miller shares her story of becoming a birth mother at 16 years old. She talks about how she chose her adoptive parents and how she overcame shame after placement. Brandi also shares her advice on transgender in adoption. Her daughter, now called Micah, has opened that conversation up and Brandi shares how she responded.…
 
Reggie Rivers played six seasons as a running back for the Denver Broncos. He is now the president of his own business consulting firm and a highly successful corporate motivational speaker. On this episode he shares how he and his wife Stephanie did not want children. It wasn’t until Stephanie’s sister had a son and she began struggling with a ...…
 
Last week we were joined by an incredible birth mother, Laura, who shared her beautiful story of honesty and open communication in her adoption experience. Today we are joined by the adoptive parents, Jen and Alan, as well as my husband Noah, to get their side of the story on this seemingly perfect adoption. After finding each other through lov ...…
 
Sometimes a story comes along that makes you question the things you thought you knew about adoption, and today is one of those stories. Laura is a birth mother from California who feels passionately about sharing her incredibly positive adoption experience. After placing her child in an open adoption over three years ago, Laura is still beamin ...…
 
Lori Tapparo and her husband Kenny tried for 16 years to have biological children. After she had an emergency hysterectomy, the couple decided to pursue adoption through the foster care system in Colorado. Within 1 year and 2 months, they had 4 children! Lori shares the ups and downs of their journey and what it is like to adopt bio siblings. S ...…
 
Adrienne Elliott has worked in all aspects of the child welfare system including intake, child protection, permanency and adoption. She is now the Executive Director of Adoption Options. On this episode April Fallon sits down with Adrienne to ask YOUR questions about adoption. What do you need to start the adoption process? Should a family adop ...…
 
Jack and Adrian are birth parents who placed their baby girl up for adoption when they were in college. They wanted a better life for her, although later they would find out it wasn’t exactly what they had hoped for. Jack shares from a birth father‘s perspective on how he moved forward after leaving the hospital without his daughter and Adrian ...…
 
Becky Fawcett is an adoptive mother of two children. As she was adopting she realized the cost was so high that she had to do something to help other families bring home their children. She started helpusadopt.org, an equality based organization that seeks to reduce the financial burden of adoption by awarding large, life-changing, problem-solv ...…
 
On this episode, our featured guest is Mallory Fogas, who started the company Arrow and Root to create modern adoption profile books. Today, you will not only hear how their adoption profile books help adoptive families, but you will hear the story of how these adorable kids became a family! Mallory has a passion and heart for all things adopti ...…
 
Nellya and her husband had two biological children and they were fostering a child when they decided to adopt a baby from India. In the process they found out they were pregnant and then said yes to 3 more foster children! Their house was full as they waited to bring home baby Millie. When the agency went silent on updates, Nellya found out som ...…
 
Meg was adopted from Seoul, Korea at the age of 6 months to a family in Northern Minnesota. She grew up shy, introverted and misunderstood by many of her teachers and peers. Although she attached to her adoptive parents, whom she loved very much, she struggled with depression. On this episode Meg talks with April Fallon about the repressed grie ...…
 
On today’s episode, Cherie Burton shares her story as a birth mother in an open adoption and an adoptive mother. She is an author, international speaker, and former Mrs. Utah. She and her husband have two biological children together and they have adopted two babies. She talks about the heartbreak and peace she experienced as she did what she f ...…
 
James and Noell adopted through the foster care system. They had two biological kids when their family decided to bring home another child...then they got 3!! On this episode, Noell comes back on the show to give us an encouraging update on how their oldest adopted son is doing after being placed in a different home to help address his attachme ...…
 
When Shane and Beth got married, Shane did not want children. They got pregnant unexpectedly and that changed everything. After baby Allen’s 1st birthday the couple decided to go on an adoption journey to Nigeria, Africa. On this episode, Beth takes us through all the challenges and blessings they experienced bringing sweet Ruth home...then Bet ...…
 
Kim de Blecourt is an award-winning author, international speaker and Executive Director of Nourished Hearts, a non-profit serving orphaned and vulnerable children. Kim and her husband Jahn adopted their son from the Ukraine and told their story on ADOPTION NOW in 2016. She has just written a 6 week study called “I Call You Mine - Embracing God ...…
 
April Fallon shares a story that happened a few weeks ago. You would be surprised at what people stop and say to her family. Education on adoption and foster care is so important. This podcast helps us understand how to address strange questions we get as adoptive families, and also the right way to approach an adoptive family in a public setting.…
 
On this podcast, April Fallon, the host of ADOPTION NOW, shares an update from the summer and talks about what is to come with this podcast.By April Fallon
 
Last episode, we had Kelene on the show, who is a birth mother that made an adoption plan 26 years ago. That little baby girl, named Chrissy, was born early and was only 3 pounds. Kelene and the adoptive parents worked together to love this little baby and today she joins the show! This is the first ADOPTION NOW episode to have both the birth m ...…
 
Kelene is a birth mother who placed her baby 26 years ago with a family she babysat for down the street. She had an open adoption with her daughter, Chrissy, and this week she shares what it was like to have a daughter she knows and sees but is not raising. This episode helps us understand how “open adoption” works as an adoptive family brings ...…
 
Chris Prange-Morgan wrote an article that was published in the Huffington Post on “Trauma” after she and her husband adopted two kids from China. She suffered from PTSD after bringing home their son who had severe medical needs and attachment issues. She started to rock climb to relieve stress. One day, overwhelmed with all that was going on, s ...…
 
Chris Prange-Morgan wrote an article that was published in the Huffington Post on "Trauma" after she adopted two kids from China. She suffered PTSD after bringing home her son who had severe medical needs and attachment issues. On this episode Chris talks to April Fallon about her journey and the accident that changed her life. She fell 28 feet ...…
 
After Laura led a medical mission trip to Haiti she knew she wanted to adopt from there. The process took 3 1/2 years but finally they brought home their 5 year old little girl. On this episode Laura shares about what it was like to bring home an older child and how it inspired them to help other families in their adoption process by providing ...…
 
April Fallon invites her mom, Mary, and her husband, Noah, to share what they have learned during their 7 adoption experiences. On this episode you will hear how to support your adult children as they fight to grow their family.By April, Noah & Mary
 
On this episode, April Fallon talks to Heather Clark, who fostered 22 children in 7 years. She gives us tips on how to prepare for the foster care journey and what to expect during the process. She is now a Community Leader for a group called "Friends of Adoptive & Foster Families" at Cherry Hills Community Church in Colorado.…
 
Susan Mitchell shares what it was like to bring two children home from Russia. She shares how God brought her family together and how these two lives consoled her through great loss.By Susan Mitchell
 
April Fallon talks to Republican candidate for Governor, Victor Mitchell, and his wife, Amy, about adoption and how to bring change to adoption law.By Victor Mitchell
 
This episode has it all. Wendy talks to April Fallon about how she and her husband grew their family. They now have 6 beautiful children and a biological daughter being raised by another family through embryo donation. Don't miss this Adoption Story, you will be amazed at how it all comes together!By Wendy
 
Here is part 2 of this incredible story! A perfect baby was born to a college athlete who was told 8 times she was not pregnant by a doctor. She thought she had a stomachache, ended up delivering a baby, then decided to place him for adoption. She had to pick a family within hours!By Thurman Law Firm
 
ADOPTION NOW was a part of this adoption story with Thurman Law firm in Florida. He was a perfect baby boy born to a college athlete who was told 8 times by a doctor she was not pregnant! One night, she ends up in a hospital with stomach problems and ends up delivering a healthy baby boy, and decides to chose adoption. This Adoption Story is so ...…
 
37 years after her adoption, Sarah finds her birth family through ancestry.com. She flies to Texas to meet them and to hear the real story behind her adoption.By Sarah
 
Dausi is a birth mother who placed her baby girl 2 years ago. On this episode of ADOPTION NOW Dausi talks about her struggle with addiction and how she became pregnant in rehab. It was the choice to pursue open adoption that changed her life. When she met Brandon and Corrine, she knew that they would love her daughter and protect her baby from ...…
 
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