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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
    • 4.8 • 80 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 28: Nashville Bombing, Ari Foster Updates, Resolutions/Bucket Lists w/Joel Ellis

    Episode 28: Nashville Bombing, Ari Foster Updates, Resolutions/Bucket Lists w/Joel Ellis

    Joel and I sit down for another closet chat to discuss what's happening in Nashville and provide updates for Ari's case.

    • 41 min
    Episode 27: Simon Benn Shares His Experiences & Insight as an Adoptee & Parenting Coach

    Episode 27: Simon Benn Shares His Experiences & Insight as an Adoptee & Parenting Coach

    I was so pleased to meet and speak with Simon Benn. The insight he shares as an adoptee is invaluable. He describes what he remembers of his adoption as an infant, his childhood, and how those experiences shaped him as an adult. We discuss personal development, identity, familial honesty, and more. To contact Simon, email simon@simonbenn.co.uk or visit his website at www.simonbenn.co.uk.

    • 53 min
    Episode 26: All About Bethany Christian Services w/Kayla Reis, Jil Resendiz & Brooke Borchers

    Episode 26: All About Bethany Christian Services w/Kayla Reis, Jil Resendiz & Brooke Borchers

    In this episode, Kayla, Jil and Brooke provide insight into the many facets of Bethany Christian Services. Many people associate their organization as an adoption agency but in reality, they offer so much more! Kayla, Jil and Brooke kindly offer their contact information for anyone hoping to reach them with further questions:

    Kayla Reis (Therapeutic Foster Care): kreis@bethany.org
    Jil Resendiz (Transitional Foster Care): jresendiz@bethany.org
    Brooke Borchers (Foster Parent Licensing): bborchers@bethany.org

    • 26 min
    Episode 25: Interview w/Former Foster Youth, Child Welfare Advocate and Podcast Host, Pauline Goldsmith-Johnson

    Episode 25: Interview w/Former Foster Youth, Child Welfare Advocate and Podcast Host, Pauline Goldsmith-Johnson

    I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to sit down with a former foster youth who has taken her experiences with childhood trauma, foster care and adoption, to better serve the community through continued advocacy work. Check out her podcast, Foster Features, available on all major podcast platforms.

    • 57 min
    Episode 24: Interview w/Krislyn from Best Kids, Inc., a DC-based Foster Youth Mentoring Program

    Episode 24: Interview w/Krislyn from Best Kids, Inc., a DC-based Foster Youth Mentoring Program

    Krislyn Mossman is the Executive Director at Best Kids, Inc., a one-on-one volunteer mentoring organization providing services to youth in foster care. Get involved here: https://www.bestkids.org/get-involved.html

    • 33 min
    Episode 23: Welcome to the Dad-isode w/Joel & Dale Felton

    Episode 23: Welcome to the Dad-isode w/Joel & Dale Felton

    I gotta be honest - the idea of letting Joel and Dale loose in the podcast room was a little scary, but they absolutely killed it! They discuss their friendship, their families, and provide dad advice in this heartfelt conversation from two great dads.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

aswettn ,

Amazing podcast! So helpful!

Please never stop recording!!

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Very Helpful

Love how many informative guests she has as well as sharing their story. I also enjoy that her husband is involved and comes on occasionally. It’s nice to hear both perspectives.

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So beneficial

I love the important information I’m learning here!

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