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A podcast dedicated to telling our fostering story and raising awareness for foster care and adoption.

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    • Kinder und Familie

A podcast dedicated to telling our fostering story and raising awareness for foster care and adoption.

    Respite and Daycare

    Respite and Daycare

    Two of the most helpful resources for a foster parent can be respite and daycare! In this episode I share an experience we've had utilizing respite and how you can be come a respite family. I also go into detail on how daycare works with foster kiddos and the state!

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    • 31 Min.
    What is a Case Plan?

    What is a Case Plan?

    In today's episode I breakdown what a case plan is, and the difference between reunification and severance.
    I don't pretend to know everything, so take my details with a grain of salt! But, I love educating everyone on the process of foster care and all the details.
    If you enjoyed today's episode please leave a review or share it on IG!
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    • 33 Min.
    Intentions Vs. Resolutions

    Intentions Vs. Resolutions

    In today's episode I break down the differences between a New Year's Intention and a New Year's Resolution.

    I decided to do away with resolutions this year and try out setting some intentions. Tune in to hear a mini-life update and what my 2020 intentions are!

    As always, if you liked today's episode, please feel free to share on social Media and tag us, @followthefriends. Be sure to subscribe, so you don't miss any new episodes!






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    • 26 Min.
    Surprise!

    Surprise!

    Who would have thought we'd finally be pregnant after all this time?!
    I'd love to say our initial reactions were excitement, but with having two placements and two open cases in our home we definitely struggled with the news.
    Here's a glimpse into how we emotionally dealt with the news, and the steps we took after realizing we may have taken on a little too much in foster care land.
    As always, if you liked today’s episode, please leave a review or share it on IG!


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    • 27 Min.
    Visitation and Connection with Bio-Families

    Visitation and Connection with Bio-Families

    In this episode I break down some of the ins and outs of visitation. How often is it? Who does the driving? What's the difference between a Case Aide and a Parent Aide? All those questions are answered and more.
    In the second half of this episode I give you foster families out there a few ideas on how to connect with bio-families via visitation.
    If you liked today's episode, please leave me a review and share it on social media!
    Be sure to tag us!
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    • 34 Min.
    The First Week of a Placement

    The First Week of a Placement

    Here’s a look into what our first week with our latest placement looked like and how EXHAUSTED I was! In this week's episode I break down what happens within the first 10 days of having a new placement. I go over all of the appointments, emotional turmoil, and even how you can help a foster family who may be experiencing this transition!
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    • 26 Min.

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