91 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 34 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

    Russian Orphanage to American Adoption with Oleg Lougheed

    Russian Orphanage to American Adoption with Oleg Lougheed

    His start in life was inauspicious. At 9 years old, he relinquished his parents' rights and entered the Russian orphanage. At the age of 12, he decided to be adopted into a new family, in a new country, halfway across the world, to start a new life.
    At 24 years old, he began his journey of helping others live the life they have always dreamed of, despite their hardships and misfortunes by allowing them to recognize the uniqueness and worth within their own story.
    Oleg on the Web:
    Overcoming Odds
    Oleg's Ted Talk:
    https://www.ted.com/talks/oleg_lougheed_how_to_overcome_your_odds
    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/oleg-lougheed-6aa2a1b5/
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/oleg.lougheed
    IG:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BqALlY7h01i/?hl=en
    Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here

    https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    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/
     
    Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here

    https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    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/
    Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here

    https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    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 10 min
    Extraordinary Unordinary Adoption Story with Simone Knego

    Extraordinary Unordinary Adoption Story with Simone Knego

    When I started this journey, I had no idea where my stories would take me. From learning to understand and appreciate entirely different cultures through our international adoptions to a rat totaling my minivan, I have thoroughly enjoyed the trips down memory lane that have helped me source stories and bits of wisdom to help others in their own journey. Though my kids may find my stories about their lives embarrassing, it all comes with the territory of honestly exploring motherhood, life, and a constantly evolving purpose. My stories define me, just as your stories define you. By sharing our stories, we learn, grow, and learn to laugh at ourselves while inspiring others to do the same.
    Simone's website:
    https://simoneknego.com
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/UnOrdinaryYou
    IG:
    https://www.instagram.com/authorsimoneknego/
    Linked In:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/simone-knego-7965701a3/
    Club House:
    @simoneknego
    Her Book:
    The Extraordinary Unordinary You
    Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here

    https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    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 5 min
    FASD Hope in Foster Care with Natalie Veccione

    FASD Hope in Foster Care with Natalie Veccione

    Natalie Vecchione, Co-Founder of FASD Hope and Host of the FASD Hope podcast series is also a seasoned guest and conference presenter about the basics of FASD and life as a mom of a young adult son living an FASD.
    Podcast
    https://www.fasdhope.com/podcast/
    Website
    https://www.fasdhope.com/
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1/
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/
    Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here

    https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    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 10 min
    Victim - Victor - Vessel Gaelin Elmore's Foster Care Story

    Victim - Victor - Vessel Gaelin Elmore's Foster Care Story

    Gaelin Elmore
    Born the youngest of 5 to a struggling household, it brought many of its own complications. After spending over 10 years in the foster care system, and experiencing physical, mental, and emotional abuse, I was as good a bet as any to be just another youth chewed up and spit out by the foster system.
     
    However, I knew I didn’t want to be another statistic.
     
    While battling homelessness, I continued attending school and found sports to be a great outlet. After being taken from my family again when I was 16, I became a national recruit for football. I signed to play at the University of Minnesota, graduated in 3 years with a degree in communications and started my grad degree - all while playing football and excelling on the field.

    I left grad school to sign a contract to play in the NFL... only to realize that that wasn’t what I felt like my purpose was.
     
    I left the NFL and began working with youth from similar backgrounds to mine, assisting them in their pursuit of success. I now work closely with the foster care space, and speak professionally as an adversity expert and revisionist. What I learned through my life certainly resonates within the space of foster care, but what I learned from adversity rings true in all spaces.
     
    I love anything competitive like sports and games. I enjoy creating such as writing, drawing, painting, and building. Besides speaking, spending time in good company is one of the most rewarding ways to spend my time.
    Gaelin's Website
    Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here

    https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    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 10 min
    Large Sibling Groups in foster Care with Jessaka Clark

    Large Sibling Groups in foster Care with Jessaka Clark

    I’m a wife and a mom of 9 beautiful children. 7 of which are biological siblings that we spent two and a half years working the foster care system to bring home. Shortly after that we welcomed another adoption of a sweet baby girl. It has been 4 years since that process was finalized and we are still figuring things out. We are a God-loving, big, biracial family that loves to share our story.
    Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here

    https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    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 13 min
    Georgia Hope Inc with Janine Porter

    Georgia Hope Inc with Janine Porter

    Janine Porter has owned and operated Georgia Hope, Inc. formally Georgia Youth Network, Inc. from April 1998 to the present. She taught Mathematics (her other passion) in the public school system for 5 years. Ms. Porter has a Master's in Mathematics Education and is working on her MBA. Ms. Porter has successfully owned, with her family, and operated the Computer Camp (summer education camp program) in Freeport NY from 1986 through 1997.
    The family business and the camp program have since expanded and is still running successfully in NY along with a residential shelter, the Sunshine Residence.
    Ms. Porter now lives in Conyers, GA with her 7 children. Ms. Porter is the foster parent of one child, the adoptive parent of two children, the guardian of one college student, and the birth parent of three children. Ms. Porter is the legal guardian of one adult child.
     
    Georgia Hope Inc
      Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey Find All Our Links Here

    https://linktr.ee/fostercarenation

    Become Part of Foster Care Nation

    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/

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 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!!

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Listeners Also Subscribed To