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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.

ADOPTION NOW April Fallon

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 134 Ratings

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.

    Dedicated to Adoption Law; Attorney, Kathryn P. Pidgeon Shares her Forever Family Stories [S6E17]

    Dedicated to Adoption Law; Attorney, Kathryn P. Pidgeon Shares her Forever Family Stories [S6E17]

    Do you have questions about the adoption process and what to expect on the journey? This episode is for you!
    Kathryn P. Pidgeon is an attorney that has practiced exclusively in the field of adoption for the past 33 years.
    She has participated in over 3,000 adoptions in her career and she shares some of her experiences!  She shares her passion on how to encourage and lift up families who are building a family through adoption. Kathryn tells us how she got into adoption law and how important it is to assist in a caring, ethical way.
     In this episode Noah and April talk on how they wished they had known Kathryn when they were in the midst of their wild adoption stories! Finding the right attorney is so important, listen to this episode to find out why!

    • 38 min
    The Tabor Adoption Journey: Jason and Brittany’s Story on Building a Family Through Adoption [S6E16]

    The Tabor Adoption Journey: Jason and Brittany’s Story on Building a Family Through Adoption [S6E16]

    This episode comes to us from Tennessee. Brittany and Jason went on the adoption journey after they experienced undiagnosed infertility. This is the story everyone hopes for when they start the process!!! They were matched quickly and became parents to a baby girl in 2016!
     It was when they started the process for the second adoption that they learned of the many challenges that can come up. They decided to match online and though they went through some obstacles the couple brought home their second daughter in June, 2021! She is just celebrating her first birthday! Listen to this episode to hear how this couple build their family through adoption and trusted God lead them.

    • 36 min
    Open Adoption: Jillana Goble and Jennifer Bracken's Open Adoption Story [S6E15]

    Open Adoption: Jillana Goble and Jennifer Bracken's Open Adoption Story [S6E15]

    Last week, Author Jillana Goble joined the show to talk about her foster care and adoption journey. She shared her experience with open adoption that she has written about in her new book called “A Love-Stretched Life.”
    On this episode, Jillana joins the show again with the birth mother of her son, Micah.
    Jennifer Bracken was raised in the foster care system nearly her entire life. After running away several times, she aged out of the system and found herself pregnant at 18. By 19 she had two children and child welfare was involved. Jennifer shares her way through addiction and recovery. This episode shows us how open adoption can change not only the child’s life, but also the birth mother’s life. Jillana never stopped believing in Jennifer, who has now been sober for 6 years! Today Jillana and Jennifer speak together, sharing their story to state caseworkers, giving them a picture of an uncommon collaboration. Their message is that building a bridge between the biological mother and adoptive mother can multiply the love, and not divide.

    • 31 min
    A Love-Stretched Life: Author, Speaker, and Adoptive Mother, Jillana Goble, Talks About Her New Book and Her Journey Through Foster [S66E14]

    A Love-Stretched Life: Author, Speaker, and Adoptive Mother, Jillana Goble, Talks About Her New Book and Her Journey Through Foster [S66E14]

    Luke and Jillana Goble are parents to five children ranging in age from preteen to young adult. They fostered children and eventually ended up adopting. In 2019, Jillana published No Sugar-Coating, a book with practical suggestions on fostering children. Now she has released a new book entitled A Love-Stretched Life: Wrangling Hope, Embracing the Unexpected & Discovering the Meaning of Family. 
    In this episode we talk about how they reconnected with a child that was in their home for some time, and he has now rejoined their family as an adult! This interview shows us that when showing true love in fostering, you can still plant seeds that last a lifetime, even when the child does not stay in your home permanently.
    We also talk about the wonderful and often complicated relationships between birth parents and adoptive parents. If you like this episode check out next week, when we bring the birth mother of Jillana’s son on for an interview!

    • 34 min
    We Found You: Aubrey Mueller Shares her Adoption Story to Find her Daughter [S6E13]

    We Found You: Aubrey Mueller Shares her Adoption Story to Find her Daughter [S6E13]

    Aubrey and Eric Mueller are from the Midwest and always knew they would adopt. After having two biological sons, they decided to pursue domestic infant adoption. The adventure begins as they are matched several times, and even connected to a notorious scammer that was on the TV show, Dr. Phil! Finally, after four years, they welcomed their third child and only baby girl into their family — along with her incredible birth family! All the trials were worth it, as they found their darling daughter. But wait…listen to this episode to hear how another unexpected surprise happens!

    • 54 min
    Adoption in Australia: Kaisey and Ashley Hayes Share Their Adoption Journey [S6E12]

    Adoption in Australia: Kaisey and Ashley Hayes Share Their Adoption Journey [S6E12]

    This story comes to us from Australia!!! After a ten-year journey of failed IVF treatments, 9 miscarriages, 2 ectopic pregnancies, and unsuccessful attempts at surrogacy, Kaisey and Ashley share how their two incredible children came into their home through adoption. Noah and I have waited a long time to interview this couple and though we have never met them, this episode sounds like we have been friends forever! It’s very exciting to know that ADOPTION NOW is reaching other countries and bringing together like-hearted people who want to share their story in hopes it may inspire you in your journey!!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Kbuck9999 ,

Love this Podcast!

This is one of my favorite podcasts! My husband and I have struggled with multiple miscarriages and now infertility. We have been thinking about adoption and foster care and this podcast has helped me learn so much. I am so grateful for this podcast and all the hard work put in to it. It has been such a blessing in my life. April, I pray you and your family are doing well and I hope you are able to come back to the podcast soon! 😃

Jess30000000000 ,

Favorite podcast

I love how this podcast honors all parts of the triad so well! I’ve learned so much about adoption through listening over the past few years. I also really appreciate how the hosts are both honest about adoption. They share hard but necessary things, and facilitate much needed conversations. I hope they come back from their hiatus and make new episodes soon!

saradevoto ,

Hearing Gods Promise

Our family has had adoption in our hearts as an option for many years, before any kids were in the picture, it’s an option we’ve been open to, but have not gone forth on pursuing more.

In 2016 we walked the path of infant loss of our son Logan and I just kept feeling “I’m a mama without a baby, and somewhere there’s another baby who just needs a mama to love them too”

I have no idea what randomly prompted me to search for “adoption” in podcasts. We haven’t talked about it for a while, but put in our vision for this year to pray about it more.

The first podcast I picked to listen to was “the empty car seat, and infertility” in the 1st minute the boys name was Logan who was adopted and they talked about the journey from the hospital home with the empty car seat. I cried remembering that feeling on our own journey and knew God was placing this story here to be heard. Thank you so much for all of these stories and sharing this passion. Anyone praying about, considering or supporting someone through an adoption journey needs to hear these stories.

Thank you for this podcast.
Sara (Logan’s mama!)

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