Caring for orphaned and vulnerable children is one of the most important jobs in the world, but often people are too overwhelmed to get involved or lack the support they need to keep going. Our podcast is a place where the powerful stories of real people will inspire, encourage, and support you in your journey. Because when you thrive, children thrive.
121. The Worst Day of My Life With Brenna Hunter
Late one night in a Los Angeles hotel room, Brenna had her kids unexpectedly removed from her care and taken back to Michigan. Now, with COVID lockdown just starting, she found herself stuck, homeless, and hopeless. This could have crushed most people, but Brenna loved her children more than anything and would do whatever it took to get them back.
120. Navigating Open Adoption With Rachel Smith and Emma Jones
After an unplanned pregnancy her senior year of high school, Emma placed her baby for adoption. Today, 5 years later, Emma and adoptive mama Rachel are here today to tell us about the ways they have been able to heal and grow together through open adoption for the sake of their daughter.
119. Failed By The System But Fighting For Change With Prince Hayward
Prince Hayward had every reason to become another statistic of the foster care system, but instead he is using his experience to advocate for the next generation.
118. Don't Waste Your Retirement with Bob Rogers
People can help vulnerable children and families at any stage of their life and our guest today, Bob Rogers is here to prove just that. Bob is near and dear to the Archibald family as he is Whitney's dad and is here to talk with us about how he is using his retirement time to care for vulnerable children and families in his local community.
117. Ethnically Korean, Culturally Black, and Transracially Adopted with Cindy Wilson
Cindy was born in South Korea but she was raised by a black family in Jackson, Mississippi. Like many transracial adoptees, this collision of race, ethnicity, and culture sent Cindy on a complicated journey to find her identity and sense of belonging.
116. Twenty Foster Homes, Homelessness, and Healing with Gaelin Elmore
As a child, very few adults took the chance to help Gaelin in his situation. This resulted in over 20 foster homes, homelessness, and abuse. But despite all that was against him Gaelin did not become another statistic of the system, and his story is further proof that kids in foster care are more than what their case file says. They are strong, resilient, and healing is possible.
This podcast led us to adopt!!!
I have been listening since the beginning and over the years my heart has been stirred for one of God’s most beloved calls for Christians - caring for orphans. Throughout recurrent miscarriages (and then 2 bio kids) my pastor husband and I have answered the call to adopt. We got to the point where we thought “why not us?”. So thankful for God’s provision & goodness and for these real stories and examples of the complexity and beauty of adoption and caring for vulnerable children. We can’t wait to bring our daughter home from India! To God be the Glory!
I’ve been listening to the Archibald project for years now. It has been eye opening, encouraging and challenging to me personally. As we are in the process of adopting now, it continues to be a place I go to to hear truth and be reminded of the great call to care for vulnerable children. Thanks for doing this!
Love this podcast
I’ve been listening to the Archibald podcast for years now and have learned so much. We have adopted a baby during this time, and it’s helped me think through how to best love her and has recently inspired me to learn about being a CASA advocate. Thank you for this informative podcast!