130 episodes

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.

Around The World With The Archibald Project The Archibald Project

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 328 Ratings

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.

    130. Is Reimagining Orphan Care Possible?

    130. Is Reimagining Orphan Care Possible?

    Changing the way we care for orphaned children, getting kids back into families, and lifting up community….it all sounds great on paper, but is it actually possible? This is an important question because theory doesn’t necessarily mean it works. 
    This is why we are talking with our friend, Phil Aspergren, who has been helping children’s homes from all over the world change their model of care…and it’s working!

    • 40 min
    129. How Do I Know If an Orphanage is Dangerous?

    129. How Do I Know If an Orphanage is Dangerous?

    In most of our minds, orphanages are viewed as a protector of vulnerable children. This can be true, but often an orphanage can be a deceptive place that is using it’s position and power to serve selfish interests and even harm the children it claims to protect. This is why is so important to understand the warning signs.
    Our guest, Rebecca Nhep, is an expert in this field and has even been a part of closing down multiple nefarious orphanages. She is here to share her invaluable knowledge and wisdom and help us all understand the urgency behind reimagining the way we care for vulnerable children. 

    • 51 min
    128. How To Untangle Your Calling to Fund an Orphanage with Brandon Stiver

    128. How To Untangle Your Calling to Fund an Orphanage with Brandon Stiver

    All over the world there are people who felt clearly called by God to either fund a children's home, serve at one, or leave everything to start an orphanage. But now that we know that orphanages and children's homes are not the way we should be aiming to care for vulnerable children, how are we supposed to view that very real and clear calling? 
    Thankfully our friend Brandon Stiver walked this journey. From being called and moving overseas to work at an orphanage to now being one of the biggest advocates for getting children in families, Brandon is perfectly positioned to help us unpack these important and complicated questions. 

    • 45 min
    127. What does reimagining an orphanage actually look like?

    127. What does reimagining an orphanage actually look like?

    Travel with us to Maesot, Thailand to hear from the Thai Director of Global Child Advocates on what it looks like to run 4 children’s homes to closing them all down and finding safe family for each child. 

    • 30 min
    126. Could All The Orphaned Children Just Go Home?

    126. Could All The Orphaned Children Just Go Home?

    This is a complex question that thousands all over the world are trying to answer. 
    We all want children in families but it’s not as simple as just sending them all home. Thankfully our friend and colleague Jedd Medefind joins us to talk through how we address the complexities and nuance of each child’s situation while still keeping family as our goal. 

    • 53 min
    125. What does it mean to Reimagine Orphan Care?

    125. What does it mean to Reimagine Orphan Care?

    Are orphanages the best way to care for orphaned children? Is there actually a better way?
    The answers to these questions could define the next generation of vulnerable children. Join us as we dig deeper into these complicated issues and the origins and motivations behind our recently released video series called Reimagine Orphan Care.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
328 Ratings

328 Ratings

Go gold MD ,

My favorite podcast

I love this podcast. I love the stories and the information shared about caring for vulnerable children. When I run out of episodes or want to change it up I have tried others but nothing beats this one.

dlowder27 ,

Thank you for informing me!

I found this podcast about a year ago when my husband and I were just starting to think about getting involved with foster care. I’ve listened to nearly every episode since then and each one has given me so much knowledge, has deepened my understanding, and has grown my heart for caring for children in foster care. My husband and I are officially foster parents now and you guys have been a big part of inspiring us to do that. Thank you for the stories you share. Thank you for the hope you bring. Thank you for opening my eyes to how I can get involved.

@karidacquisto ,

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!

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