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Foster care is truly an unparalleled experience. This is our journey as a foster and adoptive family that has seen and experienced a lot!

We want to share our joy and heartbreak with the world to inspire others to join in our mission of providing strength to the weakest among us. We are sharing our personal experiences as a foster and adoptive family and the stories that other brave souls are willing to generously share with us.

Our goal is to help potential foster families take that next step in the process and to encourage bio families to work with us towards the best possible resolution for every kid in care.
There is no better place for any kid to be than in their home with a mom and dad that cares enough about them to stop any behavior that puts their kids at risk. If you are willing to work towards that goal, we would love to encourage you to do so in any way we can!

Come listen to our story and find your hope!
You can find us at linktr.ee/fostercarenation

Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Jason and Amanda Palmer

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

Foster care is truly an unparalleled experience. This is our journey as a foster and adoptive family that has seen and experienced a lot!

We want to share our joy and heartbreak with the world to inspire others to join in our mission of providing strength to the weakest among us. We are sharing our personal experiences as a foster and adoptive family and the stories that other brave souls are willing to generously share with us.

Our goal is to help potential foster families take that next step in the process and to encourage bio families to work with us towards the best possible resolution for every kid in care.
There is no better place for any kid to be than in their home with a mom and dad that cares enough about them to stop any behavior that puts their kids at risk. If you are willing to work towards that goal, we would love to encourage you to do so in any way we can!

Come listen to our story and find your hope!
You can find us at linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    Adoptee and Adoptive Stories with ReGina Smithwick

    Adoptee and Adoptive Stories with ReGina Smithwick

    ReGina Smithwick was born in Harlem, NY, raised in Mount Vernon, NY, and Teaneck, NJ. She now resides in Winterville, NC with her three children.
    She is the founder of ReGina Smithwick Enterprises LLC, providing Certified Life Coaching. She is also the creator and producer of Let's Talk 1943. In addition, she is a Motivational Speaker and Author of Adoption: The Unknown Blessing. She also publishes many self-help journals, available for purchase on Amazon. Regina attended Virginia State University and received her Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from National University. She is also a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Foster Parents Need Community Too with Marcy Pusey

    Foster Parents Need Community Too with Marcy Pusey

    Marcy is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner, speaker, Story Coach, and the best-selling author of books for adults and for children. She does her best writing on retreats with a nearby hot tub, in any castle, or within view of the sea. 
    Over the last twenty years, Marcy has worked with children, adults, families, and couples through private practices, group homes, foster family agencies, community-based services, wrap-around programs, workshops, trainings, and speaking at conferences. In addition, Marcy has fostered multiple children, in addition to adopting two and birthing two.
    Marcy is the best selling, award-winning author of Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting Foster and Adopted Children, Parenting Children of Trauma: The Foster-Adoption Guide to Understanding Attachment Disorder, Speranza’s Sweater, and many more. Watch her TEDx talks and learn more about her work, writing, and other resources at www.marcypusey.com and www.miramarepontepress.com. Join her free Facebook community called Reclaiming Hope: You are More Than Your Trauma.
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    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fostercare
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Neurodiversity in Foster Care with The Mcleod Fam

    Neurodiversity in Foster Care with The Mcleod Fam

    Eeka McLeod’s journey to building her family began when she made the decision to pursue her dream of adopting a child. After becoming a licensed foster parent while in graduate school, she started welcoming children into her home. Throughout her time fostering, Eeka cared for 18 children and eventually adopted three with disabilities: Eli, Evan and Ella.
    The self-described “family of misfits'' has made a name for themselves on social media during the pandemic with unapologetically real, hilarious content that showcases the triumphs and challenges of their daily life. Their devoted fanbase includes 126 million likes and 2.5 million followers on TikTok, over 108,000 followers on Instagram, as well as over 164 million views and over 241,000 subscribers on YouTube. Eeka is passionate about using the family’s platform to advocate for acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities. Six year-old Evan, who is queer, has become a social media star in her own right thanks to her love of wearing long dresses and colorful hairstyles. Her story has garnered coverage from well-known media outlets including the Today Show, CBS News and Out Magazine to name a few.
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    Foster Care 101
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    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fostercare
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Daily Struggles inside Foster Care and Adoption with Jilanna Goble

    Daily Struggles inside Foster Care and Adoption with Jilanna Goble

    Jillana Goble is a speaker, author, and advocate. She holds a master’s degree in teaching. Together with her husband, Luke, she parents five children ranging in age from preteen to young adult. Jillana is the founder of an unprecedented initiative that has turned into a statewide movement called Every Child Oregon. In 2019, she published No Sugar-Coating, a book with practical suggestions and insight for prospective foster parents. She’s passionate about getting the faith community—as well as the community at large—to link arms with the state’s overburdened child welfare system to uplift vulnerable children in foster care and those who serve them.
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    Find All Our Links Here

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    Foster Care 101

    Free webinar with NO sales pitch!

    Support Our Mission

    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fostercare

    https://patreon.com/fostercarenation

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Therapist, Foster and Bio-Mom Carrie Bock LCP-MSHP

    Therapist, Foster and Bio-Mom Carrie Bock LCP-MSHP

    Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP of By The Well Counseling is a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping clients with anxiety and OCD overcome wounding childhood experiences via online counseling across Tennessee. Carrie is the host of the Hope for Anxiety and OCD podcast which is a welcome place for struggling Christians to reduce shame, increase hope, and develop healthier connections with God and others. Website
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    Merch!
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    Call the Voicemail Line
    413-foster 3
    (413) 367-8373
    Foster Care 101
    Free webinar with NO sales pitch!
     
    Support Our Mission
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fostercare
     
    https://patreon.com/fostercarenation
     
    Website
     
    https://fostercarenation.com
     
    Connect with us on our Facebook Page
     
    https://facebook.com/7timedad
     
    Connect on Instagram
     
    https://www.instagram.com/fostercarenation/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Trauma and Faith in Foster Care and Adoption with Kim Peacock

    Trauma and Faith in Foster Care and Adoption with Kim Peacock

    Kim Peacock is the author of Victorious Heart, which details her handling of grief over the
    loss of her 17-year-old daughter. It also provides insightful advice for those seeking to
    support and help those who grieve. She has raised six children, residing with her second
    husband in a log house in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Several years ago, they relocated from
    the desert of Southern California. She is the CFO of Peacock Engineering, a cemetery
    construction company that specializes in cemetery improvement and expansion.
    Through her blog, Wild Victorious Heart, and her book and speaking Kim acts as a grief
    mentor to others in need. Her blended family includes a step-daughter, a daughter with
    her current husband, and three adopted children. She also has several grandchildren.
    Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here
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    Merch!
    http://tee.pub/lic/RwiARsuuDHs
    Call the Voicemail Line
    413-foster 3
    (413) 367-8373
    Foster Care 101
    Free webinar with NO sales pitch!
     
    Support Our Mission
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fostercare
     
    https://patreon.com/fostercarenation
     
    Website
     
    https://fostercarenation.com
     
    Connect with us on our Facebook Page
     
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    Connect on Instagram
     
    https://www.instagram.com/fostercarenation/

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Chef Kibby ,

Insightful stories, challenging perspectives

Thank you for the work you’re doing to share with current and potential foster parents what it’s really like to be in this journey.

picklesmama ,

Honest, Real and Soulful

Thank you, Jason & Amanda for sharing your journey and the journeys of others!

RogersMon ,

Wonderful Podcast!

Everyone should listen to this podcast. It is perfect for people interested in foster parenting, current foster parents, people who are in or have been in foster care or adopted and even foster brothers, sisters and family members. I love how Jason brings in a variety of people with different backgrounds and let’s them speak without interruption. He asks meaningful questions that truly shows he cares and is genuinely interested in what every show guest has to say. Thank you Jason and Amanda for doing this weekly podcast!!

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