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Fostering Respect

Hackney Foster Carers' Council

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The Hackney Foster Carers' Council Podcast explores the way the Care System treats foster carers and what this means for the national crisis in recruitment and retention.
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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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The Call to Foster

Missouri Department of Social Services

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The Missouri Department of Social Services is proud to present The Call to Foster, a heartwarming new podcast series that features inspiring stories from foster parents across the state. Each episode will highlight their unique experiences and perspectives, how they overcame hesitations, and provide helpful advice for anyone considering becoming a foster parent. Prepare your heart as you hear first-hand from the compassionate families and individuals working together to make a difference for ...
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Host Sandra Flach is a mom of 8 children, 5 through adoption—one kinship and 4 international. Her youngest 2 are teens diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). With over 30 years of parenting experience and 20 plus years as an adoptive and kinship parent, she’s made mountains of mistakes and learned loads of lessons. She understands the difficult road of parenting children with trauma histories—and she is still in the trenches! The Adoption & Foster Care Journey is a podcast ...
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This discussion focuses on healing modalities for trauma as well as personal stories of parenting kids with early childhood trauma: foster care, adoption, divorce, domestic violence in the home, and more. Our nonprofit, Trauma Drama University, provides education, resources, and support to parents raising kids exhibiting trauma behaviors. Hosted by our founder, Gina Heumann.
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Voices of Fostering

National Fostering Group

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Voices of Fostering brought to you by National Fostering Group. Everyone’s life takes a different path. As children and young people decisions can be made for us that shape our lives forever – whether for good or bad. As adults, we have the opportunity to make our own choices. And what we choose can have a positive impact on us and the world around us. Particularly if one of those choices is fostering. When you listen to the stories of children and young people whose lives have been touched ...
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Foster Fathers

Chris Easley & Kyle Seick

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Welcome to the "Foster Fathers Podcast," a heartfelt journey into the world of foster care and adoption, specially crafted for dads navigating this remarkable path. Join us as we explore the triumphs, challenges, and joyous moments that come with being a foster or adoptive father. In each episode, we dive deep into the experiences of fathers who have embarked on the transformative journey of fostering or adopting children. From sharing personal stories to expert interviews, we cover a range ...
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There are many ways to build your family. Fostering-to-adopt is not the easiest, but it's a beautiful and profoundly impactful thing to do. Join Rachel Fulginiti, a voice actor and two-time foster to adopt mom, as she shares her own story and the stories of others who have successfully navigated the foster care system and landed at adoption. In Season One we'll explore the complex journey, touching on subjects like welcoming newborns or older children into your home, resiliency through loss ...
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Jump into "Foster Parent Well with Nicole T Barlow," where the adventure of Christian foster and adoptive parenting gets a little easier, a lot more joyful, and deeply fulfilling. Nicole's here with a mission: to guide you in parenting with a heart full of steadfast faith, unshakable endurance, and infectious joy. This podcast is your cozy nook in the vast world of parenting, blending laughs, learning, and lots of love. It’s where self-care meets faith-filled encouragement, and mindset shift ...
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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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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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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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Welcome to 'Un-Parented,' where the untold stories of the foster care system come to light. I'm your host, Mona Rene, with over two decades of experience in the Child welfare. I've seen the inner workings, the successes, but more often, the hidden struggles of a system that may do more harm than good. Each week, we'll dive deep into the raw and uncensored stories from my personal experiences, as well as candid conversations with former foster care children and fellow workers. These are the v ...
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Our podcast series is dedicated to exploring topics related to adoption, fostering and kinship care. We invite children’s social care professionals and experts by experience to join us to share best practices, their experiences and knowledge.
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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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**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 ...
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Youth Voice Amplified

Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office

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Join hosts Gennessa Fisher and Brian Johnson for this youth-led and youth-focused monthly interview series as they talk with young people about their life experiences with homelessness, foster care, disabilities, teen parenting, and more. Each conversation will uncover stories of hope and strength from youth storytellers who will share the best ways we can support youth in similar situations. If you want to know how to do better for youth or simply be inspired, this is your show! Every youth ...
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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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Good Things from Lemonada Media is a podcast about the good people in the world who are rolling up their sleeves and working hard to make things better. Each week, we'll be talking about this country's most complex and confounding issues in an effort to affect systemic change, with a rotating cast of incredible guests and Lemonada hosts. From the dire condition of the American foster care system to the decline of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, protecting democracy, and more, we ...
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Mac Watson Talks

Mac Watson, Cricket Watson

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Mac Watson Talks voted BEST PODCAST by Phoenix Magazine's 2022 Best of the Valley Readers' Poll. We explore current events through emotional connections, real-life experiences, and humor.
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Stories from Foster Care

Irish Foster Care Association

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Stories from Foster Care is a podcast brought to you by The Irish Foster Care Association. Join host Niamh Barrett as she meets people from all walks of life who have different experiences of foster care in Ireland. Listen to Stories from Foster Care on Spotify, Apple, Nearcast or wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe for all the latest episodes. Stories from Foster Care is produced with the Nearcast podcast network, and is made in association with the Department of Children E ...
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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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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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InnerViews

SafeCamp Audio

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InnerViews is not just a podcast; it's an intimate exploration led by Ivory Bennett, a seasoned professional with 17 years of lived foster care experience. Each episode is a deep dive into topics surrounding trauma, mental and emotional health, well-being, and the unique challenges faced by Black women in the realm of healing. Join Ivory Bennett on "InnerViews" for powerful conversations, lived expertise, and a journey towards holistic well-being. Subscribe now and become part of a community ...
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CASA F.A.M.

CASA Fresno and Madera

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Court Appointed Special Advocate: Fresno and Madera The Voice That Empowers Foster Youth The World Needs More Heroes Welcome to the CASA F.A.M Podcast, where you will hear in-depth stories of Heroes of Hope, Foster Youth, and how we can create change. Tune in every other Tuesday for insight on how to become a part of the solution Interested in becoming an advocate? No superpowers are required. Just a powerful voice to speak up for children and youth in foster care. You form strong bonds thro ...
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What is it like to go through the foster-to-adopt process? The Foster Adoption Podcast is a resource for people who are interested in growing their family by adopting children from foster care. Follow along the journey of one couple adopting children from foster care.
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From Families' Anchor, join us as we navigate through the Child Welfare system. Hear stories from parents, Parent Navigators, service providers, attorneys, judges, the Department, family & friends, foster parents, and more. Come be part of the positive conversation and change of Child Welfare to a family well-being system.
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Welcome to the Journey House/ Beyond Foster Care podcast!. here we will be discussing future events as well as current ones. We will have special guests on every other episode. #Educate #Advocate #Empower give us a follow!
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The first Podcast dedicated to Kinship Care ran by Kinship Carers Liverpool. Please have a listen and share to all other Kinship groups. For more information please go to our website athttps://kinshipcarersliverpool.co.uk/Follow us on Facebook (Kinship Care Liverpool) Twitter (KinshipLpool) and Instagram (Kinshipcareliverpool) Enjoy and remember You Are Not Alone.
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The limited-series Foster Movement Podcast connects you to the voices who know the world of foster care best: former foster youth. Their insights will encourage and challenge you, helping you effectively serve children and families where you live. For ongoing episodes highlighting people, ideas, and tools that will help you fill the biggest gaps in foster care where you live, subscribe to the More Than Enough Podcast.
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rise up! good witch podcast

rise up! good witch: self care as resistance

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self care is magic, resistance is power: using tarot, herbalism, planetary transits, self care, and radical community care to foster resilience in toxic capitalism. interviews with healers, artists, and activists. formerly hosted by corinna rosella, ru!gw has been adopted by fellow good witch, herbalist & comedian tavi elise for 2023 and beyond. weaving together stories & shared experiences in a loving container, with a dose of humor & skepticism to survive our current hellscape. let's creat ...
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Send us a Text Message. Are you in infertility treatment but possibly considering adoption? Dawn outlines what couples may be considering, which indicates they are ready to consider adoption. Resources: Parenting After Infertility Types of Adoption Affording Adoption This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit …
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In this insightful episode of Foster Fathers, Kyle and Chris reflect on the valuable lessons they've learned throughout their journeys as foster and adoptive dads. Join them as they share personal stories, hard-earned wisdom, and practical tips aimed at helping fathers everywhere become the best dads they can be. Kyle and Chris discuss the challeng…
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In the third and final episode of our miniseries on foster care, we hear from David Ambroz, a national poverty and child welfare advocate and author of the memoir 'A Place Called Home'. David shares his first hand account of growing up in the American foster care system, his experience becoming a foster parent, and how he learned to practice forgiv…
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"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content, with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am stron…
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Emma Fincham, CoramBAAF’s Fostering Consultant, is joined by Paul Calder and Eva Sprecher to talk about their new children’s book, Where did my dinosaur go?. This is a charming picture book about moving to live somewhere new, and learning to trust new people – ideal for children in foster care, kinship care, private fostering, and many other situat…
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Send us a Text Message. It's not about you- and that's a good thing. As we observe National Foster Care Month, I delve deep into the heart of foster parenting and adoption, confronting the misconception that this path is a means to fill our voids, and instead, frame it as an opportunity to pour out our love for children in need, a true embodiment o…
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Summary: In today's episode, we explore the profound impact of connections on well-being, particularly in the context of foster care. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the pivotal role of social connections in fostering healthy choices and better mental and physical health outcomes. However, many children entering foster care…
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You will often hear us say, “You don’t have to foster to care.” One of the most important aspects of foster parenting (without burning out) is having a supportive community of people around you. I have the honor today of talking with someone in this critical support role. Maddie Box is 26 years old and works as a pediatric speech-language pathologi…
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On today's episode, we will conclude this 2 part series and talk about parenting children with attachment disorders. We will cover 6 key points to helping foster children feel safe and secure, comforted and supported, connected, experience consistency, feel encouraged and help you as the foster parent maintain boundaries in the foster home. All of …
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Foster Carer and Hackney Village hub host Debbie Bright Feeling isolated is one of the most common experiences for foster carers, especially new foster carers. So, in Episode One of Fostering Respect, we meet Debbie, a foster carer of 30 years and a Hackney Villages hub host. She explains our vision for a care system where every foster family has t…
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There is a national crisis in the recruitment and retention of foster carers, so we want to begin some difficult conversations about how the system treats foster carers and present a vision for a more respectful, supportive and collaborative way of working. For six weeks, a small group of Hackney foster carers and connected carers participated in a…
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How difficult is it to manage your time? Do you give yourself any time or do you think you should always be on the go? Do you ever feel guilty about doing something for you? STOP This episode looks at managing your time, taking time out for yourself and being selfish. Everyone deserves time for themselves so maybe we just need to learn to be selfis…
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Join us on Erase the Chaos this month as we delve into the intersection of cannabis and trauma recovery with a leading functional medicine doctor, Dr. Sharon Montes. Discover the latest medical insights, patient stories, and how cannabis can play a crucial role in healing and wellness. Sharon Louise Montes MD https://LivingWellWholeHealth.com/ http…
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Aida Phillips and her husband longed to be parents but found that conceiving naturally was not possible for them. They began infertility treatments, which ultimately proved unsuccessful and took a significant toll on Aida both mentally and physically. She started looking into adoption, but her husband was hesitant, and EVEN MORE so when they met wi…
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Lydia and Christopher saddle up and ride out west to see Burt Lancaster in his first western. Luckily, it is great trip! Promo: Classic Horrors Club Podcast (https://classichorrors.club/the-classic-horrors-club-podcast/) Please click, follow, rate and review! https://linktr.ee/TSPandOE_Podcasts (The song "Memory Subtract" by seven7hwave used under …
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In the News --Arizona serves Rudy Giuliani at his Florida birthday party --Twelve arraigned in Arizona's fake elector case --Social media incentive results in boss taking whole team to Disneyland --Storms wipe out power for weeks in Texas Tales from the Crib --Electronics Last Word --Sick man being evacuated from cruise ship forced to pay medical b…
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Nurturing Well-Being with Kurt Kelly welcomes Dr. Mimi Graham, Director of the Florida State University’s Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy, for a discussion about what is affectionately called baby-court in the Florida Dependency Court system. The judges dealing with Child Welfare situations are charged with remarkably difficult de…
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Send us a Text Message. Join us to talk with Dr. Kimberly McKee about her book, Adoption Fantasies: The Fetishization of Asian Adoptees from Girlhood to Womanhood. In this episode, we cover: This book explores how Asian women and girls, specifically Asian adoptees in the US, negotiate the sensationalism and fictional portrayal of adoption in US pop…
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Sue and Hugh always had an open-door policy for all of their daughter's friends, offering help in any situation. This was second nature to them, but upon reflection, it marked the very beginning of their journey toward becoming foster carers. Sue and Hugh have been fostering for over 10 years they had debated looking into adoption, but as Hugh said…
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Send us a Text Message. Navigating the stormy waters of foster and adoptive parenting with grace and strength is no small feat. Join me, Nicole T Barlow, as I share experience as a mother of six, the transformative power of maintaining calm and regulation in the face of our children's trauma-induced turmoil. I will give you seven key strategies to …
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I’m sure you often feel like ‘getting your kid regulated’ is a very important goal! But- is it? Is regulated the goal? And is it possible to even consider these kinds of questions when we are parenting very dysregulated kids with very dangerous behaviors? In this episode, you’ll learn The difference between a moment of being regulated and having a …
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Embark on a transformative journey with Jas Snell on "InnerViews," as we delve into the empowering realm of healthy emotionality amidst trauma. Explore how Jas, a black woman with lived child welfare experiences, navigates the intricacies of mental and emotional health, cultivating resilience and empowerment. Uncover the transformative power of emb…
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Can you remember the child, family, or experience that inspired you to become a part of the foster care community? It’s likely you were inspired because you heard their story or got to see their action firsthand. With an understanding of the power of story and a passion for children who are waiting for their forever families, Kaycee Stanley and her…
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Send us a Text Message. As a mom of four children through birth and adoption, I’ve been there and done that in terms of parenting. I’ve made more than my share of mistakes and have had my share of successes as well. I’ve also had the privilege of interviewing the top parenting experts over the last almost 17 years we’ve been doing the Creating a Fa…
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This week we look at Men’s Groups. The new ones that are up and running and the benefit of going. If you worry that you will be the only one there then this might be the push you need to join any of the groups specifically for men. For more info on Livpac's new Men's Group Follow them on X here: https://x.com/LivPaCL8?t=RXgFbYYwnh0ge72symggQA&s=09 …
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In this heartfelt episode of Foster Fathers, Kyle and Chris explore the vital role of community and relationships in the fostering journey. Tune in as they discuss the importance of having a strong support system and the profound impact that leaning on others can have on both foster parents and children. Kyle and Chris share their personal experien…
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After Michael and Naomi’s unsuccessful attempts to start a family, they were led to a fertility clinic where they were diagnosed with male-factor infertility. They were told IVF would be the only real option. The couple experienced a lot of grief and started praying about what to do to become parents. They started to research their options when God…
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In this episode, our hosts speak with author, youth pastor, and foster parent, David Wermuth. David has over 11 years of experience as a foster parent to older teen boys with a goal of independence. He used his experience as a foster parent to share stories of encouragement and helpful tips in his book, "101 Considerations for Foster Parents." A li…
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Send us a Text Message. Children adopted from foster care or from abroad have often experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma. These children require a different form of parenting. In 2015, we interviewed Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, and the founder and Director of the TCU Institute of…
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Welcome to the CASA FAM podcast, where we dive into conversations with influential leaders making a difference in our community. In this episode, we're honored to sit down with Darius Assemi, CEO of Granville Homes and founder of the Granville Home of Hope foundation. Join us as we explore the origins of the Granville Home of Hope and the passion t…
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In this second episode of our miniseries on foster care, we hear from Jeanie Gaskill, a parent who connected with her kids through The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Jeanie gets real with Lemonada host Gloria Riviera about what it’s like to navigate trauma and support an open adoption in her family. Plus, Gloria learns what people should cons…
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Marriage is already hard, but add in parenting children with significant needs and blocked care, and staying married may seem impossible. In this episode, Lisa and Melissa answer two listener questions about marriage and blocked care with personal stories and practical tips. If you’re not married, you’ll still find insights you can apply to your cl…
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Believe it or not, we don’t want to get rid of our kids’ watchdog and possum brains! We want to help their watchdog and possum brain rest so they aren’t working so hard. Their watchdog and possum brains are overworked and overactive. In this episode, you’ll learn Why we must remember that everyone has a watchdog and possum brain How gratitude and a…
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"In You, LORD my God, I put my trust.” -Psalm 25:1 Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care. On this week’s episode host Sandra Flach talks with adoptive mom, Dr. Melody Aguayo. Dr Aguayo is a parent consultant for overwh…
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Send us a Text Message. Question: My foster child only likes junk food and will not eat anything that doesn’t come out of a box. We aren’t fanatics, but we try to eat pretty healthily. I don’t want to feed the rest of my family the boxed junk, and I don’t want to feed him separate stuff. Help! Resources: Food Issues (Resource page) Raising Foster C…
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