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Whether your family has been on this journey for years, or you’re just getting started, The Adopting and Fostering Home here to support and encourage you along the way.

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Whether your family has been on this journey for years, or you’re just getting started, The Adopting and Fostering Home here to support and encourage you along the way.

    Lifeline Leadership and the Adoption System in America

    Lifeline Leadership and the Adoption System in America

    This week's episode features an informative discussion with Christie Mac Segars and Karla Thrasher of Lifeline Children's Services. With Host Lynette Ezell, they dive into the topic of Open Adoption and what it looks like for Domestic and International adoptions. Listen to find out how the calling to adoption or foster care are an invitation to step into family reconciliation.

    For more information to begin an adoption go to Lifelinechild.org. Join us at SendRelief.org for further Adoption and Foster Care resources.

    • 28 min
    Purposefully Pursuing Open Adoption

    Purposefully Pursuing Open Adoption

    For National Adoption Awareness Month, host Lynette Ezell interviews high school sweethearts Montana and Amanda Jones about their experience as a mixed family, with one biological daughter and one adopted son, and the beginnings of their pursuit of open adoption. Find more resources for foster and adoptive families at SendRelief.org.

    • 41 min
    A Rough Road to Ministry

    A Rough Road to Ministry

    On this week’s episode of The Adopting and Fostering Home podcast, host Lynette Ezell interviews pastor Shaq Hardy about his childhood and what it was like being in the foster care system until the age of ten.

    • 31 min
    Navigating an Open Adoption

    Navigating an Open Adoption

    Open adoptions may be confusing or daunting when you’re growing your family. On this week's episode, AFH host Lynette Ezell interviews mother and adopted daughter, Karen LaBarr and Christy Harmon, about their relationship with Christy's birth mother and how it has shaped their family.

    • 31 min
    Fostering in Your Early 20s

    Fostering in Your Early 20s

    Corey Taylor is a 23-year-old foster parent who has been on the adoption and fostering journey for 10 months now. Each week brings him closer to officially being able to adopt the 6-year-old boy he has grown to love. This week on the Adopting and Fostering Home podcast, Taylor shares with host Lynette Ezell how God prompted him to become a single foster parent when he was 21 and the practical steps he took to prepare his heart and home on this journey of obedience.

    For a free, downloadable guide on how to care well for foster families amid the pandemic, go to sendrelief.org/foster-care-adoption.

    • 30 min
    Both Brave and Blemished

    Both Brave and Blemished

    Host Lynette Ezell interviews author Adrian C. Collins about being both a "brave and blemished" parent as she re-adopted her daughter, whom she surrendered custody of as a newborn. Collins discusses overcoming shame and the hurdles of mother-daughter relationships in this in-depth interview. To stay updated on Adrian's honest and inspiring journey, subscribe to her blog at adrianccollins.com. For a free downloadable guide on how to care well for foster families amid the pandemic, go to sendrelief.org/covid.

    • 27 min

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