50 episodes

A podcast community focused on supporting and discussing foster care, adoption and ALL things parenting - even the sticky stuff. Hosted by Alex Ellis.

Barely Braided: A Foster Care, Adoption and Parenting Journey Alex Ellis

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

A podcast community focused on supporting and discussing foster care, adoption and ALL things parenting - even the sticky stuff. Hosted by Alex Ellis.

    Episode 50: Poop Stuff, Moving to Mexico? Life update as a South Dakotan

    Episode 50: Poop Stuff, Moving to Mexico? Life update as a South Dakotan

    In this episode, Joel and I give a typical, off-balance life update regarding our adopted son, our foster daughter, and our lives as newly South Dakotans.

    • 50 min
    Episode 49: Welcome to the Black Hills, South Dakota! + TPR Trial

    Episode 49: Welcome to the Black Hills, South Dakota! + TPR Trial

    • 34 min
    Episode 48: Hola from Tulum!

    Episode 48: Hola from Tulum!

    • 23 min
    Episode 47: Alex and Amy After Dark

    Episode 47: Alex and Amy After Dark

    • 59 min
    Episode 46: TikTok Live Podcast, Joel Tries a Ponytail, Christmas, Random Updates

    Episode 46: TikTok Live Podcast, Joel Tries a Ponytail, Christmas, Random Updates

    • 30 min
    Episode 45: Life Update w/One of Our Favorite Foster Dads, Corey Taylor!

    Episode 45: Life Update w/One of Our Favorite Foster Dads, Corey Taylor!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

thivierge_a ,

My favorite podcast ❤️

I found this podcast recently and have binged almost every episode! My husband and I are foster parents and it’s so nice to hear Alex and Joel be so relatable. I’m not involved in any support groups so it’s very helpful to hear the ups & downs of their experience as well as their tips.

Thank you for starting this podcast, I love it!

Amydgriff ,

Refreshing !!!!! Love

Just love your podcast, I have started listening to your podcast last week and started with 1 now on 29th.

My family are in the Helena , Alabama and have been foster going in 6 years now . I love your updates and the guest speakers you have. I fill like I have learned so much already to help loving on our Bonus children better .

Thank you again

Sgt tmah ,

DCS Employee/Future Foster Parent

Love your podcast. I found out about it when my husband bought a motorcycle from Joel. I am a DCS employee, I hate that you have had so much struggle with the worker, but totally get it and understand, unfortunately that’s the effects of government and what it allows employees to be. My husband and I are going to be applying to be foster parents very soon and your podcast has been very helpful on what to expect. CPS (the side I work) is very different than C&F/Foster Care side of the house. Anyway, thanks for what you do!

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