The Honestly Adoption Podcast features real voices, sharing real hope and encouragement to parents on the journey of foster care and adoption. Hosts Mike and Kristin Berry, and Nicole Goerges share open and honest perspectives from the journey of foster, adoptive, and special needs parenting. Their goal is to be real and honest but also bring hope and encouragement to parents, all over the world.
Why Does My Child Reject Me?
If you've spent more than a couple of days on this journey, you know rejection is par for the course. Regardless of how hard you try to connect, build trust, reach out, or meet needs, your child rejects you. It can be soul crushing, and just plain exhausting. You're left feeling like a failure.
But you aren't. In fact, there's way more going on with your child than meets the eye. We know that behavior is a window into past trauma. Rejection is a by-product of this.
Can A Person Overcome Childhood Trauma?
But will they ever be able to live free of it later on in life when they are adults?
On today's show we are so excited to welcome Best-Selling Author, Anna LeBaron on to talk about the effects of childhood trauma and how she has worked to overcome them and live free. As a child Anna grew up in a polygamist cult and experienced horrific abuse at the hands of her father. Her story is one of hope and triumph and we know you'll find immense encouragement from her words.
What Happens When Birth Parents And Adoptive Parents Support One Another?
If you haven't met Ashley Mitchell yet, you need to. At age 26 Ashley placed her son for adoption. It was a dark time in her life. She felt a deep sense of loss as she returned home from the hospital without her baby. Would she ever find hope? The answer was yes. But it would be quite the journey. Today, 16 years later, she has become a powerful voice for birth parents, and an advocate for ethical adoptions. You will love her heart and perspective.
Why Re-regulation Strategies Are NOT Spoiling Or Enabling
You've probably been there a time or two when your child was dysregulated: extended family, close friends, or even your other children frustrated or angry because, instead of swift correction (which they all believe should happen) you're talking calmly to your child, as if they had done nothing wrong. It's a common occurrence that outsiders will misconstrue re-regulation strategies for enabling, or letting of the hook. But that's not the case. On today's show, we discuss why that is.
Becoming Trauma-Informed is Everything!
If you were to ask our guest for this week's podcast, she would tell you, "Become trauma-informed!" When you understand trauma, and you know how it manifests itself in your child's life, and behavior, everything changes. Andie Coston is our guest, and what an amazing interview this is! We LOVE Andie and are certain you will too!
How To Bring Hope To Vulnerable Children
It begins with compassion, understanding, and making yourself and your life available. From there, it takes action. Peter Mutabazi is demonstrating all of this in his mission through NowIAmKnown.com and his journey as a foster dad.
I’ve just discovered this Podcast & am so pleased I have. Acknowledging a welcome to new listeners & also listeners around the world really welcomed me in as an adoptive mum…thank you.
This show has such great relevant useful information & the communicative approach is engaging. Just so pleased to have come across this & will look up more info.
Great tips and insights.
Thank you this was very useful. I liked the part that was mentioned about love the child how they can be loved. Just because we all have so called conventional ways of showing affection it doesn’t necessarily work. The key is to find out what actually works and not to force what you think does.