What is it like to go through the foster-to-adopt process? The Foster Adoption Podcast is a resource for people who are interested in growing their family by adopting children from foster care. Follow along the journey of one couple adopting children from foster care.
Episode 20: The Good Stuff About Parenting
Matt joins Adam for a special 20th episode that details all of the amazing parts of being a parent and adopting from foster care.
Episode 19: A Resolution In Court
The dramatic conclusion to our experience in court to try and adopt our boys. Listen to what it is like to share a court waiting room with the birth family and what the termination of parental rights looks like.
Episode 18: Is This The End?
The time between court dates was filled with emotion and preparation for the possibility that the boys could be leaving. Learn more about birth parent visits, caregiver reports and emotionally preparing for different outcomes.
Episode 17: Our Dramatic First Court Date
The court experience is intense and filled with emotions - this episode details our dramatic first time in court and it is complete with everything you have ever wanted to know about foster care court dates.
Episode 16: Education Rights and Foster Care Bureaucracy
Do you want to hear a quintessential story about how cray the foster system can be? I give you our educational rights story. How we navigated the bureaucracy of being able to get speech services for our son.
Episode 15: The First Birth Mother Visit
There were lots of emotions after the Birth Mother didn't show up to the scheduled visit. Now that she showed up for a visit, a waterfall of emotions and feelings flowed down.
Worth listening to
Thank you for sharing your story with us. My husband and I listened to this after completing the foster care training, we liked hearing somebody’s experience first hand. There were some good tips we’ve taken note of for our own journey. Glad your story had a happy ending.
Thank you for sharing your experience
My husband and I are in the initial stages of adopting through foster system in SoCal and your podcasts is a great resource for us. Thank you for sharing your experience and being so real.
Thank you for sharing your story!
Just discovered your podcast and binged 3 episodes in a row. We are in the early phases of waiting for a match through foster care. It is comforting to hear a down to earth experience of the ups and downs, anxieties and joys of this surreal and often frustrating process. Good to know that your story is a positive one.