14 episodes

Join foster parents T and W as they discuss foster care. With humor, insight and Christian faith, they share their everyday ups and downs as a foster family hoping to adopt. Get your questions answered about the foster and fost adopt system while following T and W's journey through the process. What's it like to deal with the system? Are all social workers really jaded? How intrusive is it on your life? All these questions and more will be answered from T and Ws real-life perspective. Watch out! You may find yourself thinking about fostering or adopting too! If you're only going to listen to one episode, we recommend Episode 4

Foster Parenting Podcast T & W

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 250 Ratings

Join foster parents T and W as they discuss foster care. With humor, insight and Christian faith, they share their everyday ups and downs as a foster family hoping to adopt. Get your questions answered about the foster and fost adopt system while following T and W's journey through the process. What's it like to deal with the system? Are all social workers really jaded? How intrusive is it on your life? All these questions and more will be answered from T and Ws real-life perspective. Watch out! You may find yourself thinking about fostering or adopting too! If you're only going to listen to one episode, we recommend Episode 4

    Episode 122 – What Do Foster Parents Think of Instant Family

    Episode 122 – What Do Foster Parents Think of Instant Family

    Curious what foster parents think of Instant Family? We’ve got an early movie review for you here from a real life foster-adoptive family.  Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play a childless couple who decide to enter parenting through the foster care system and encounter all the struggles of parenting kids who have experienced trauma.  We were able to see an early screening of the movie and can tell you everything you need to know. We offer both what we think of the movie for those who haven’t seen it and then dive into our reflections on how foster families are depicted in the movie with a spoiler-filled review. Listen to our latest episode here.
    Instant Family opens in theaters on November 16, 2018



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    • 41 min
    Episode 116 – Unusual Adoption Story

    Episode 116 – Unusual Adoption Story

    T interviews Zach about their adoption and its many unusual circumstances. Their story will leave you inspired and stretch your imagination about what is possible in creating a family. Before listening to this episode make sure to watch this great video of “Meredith’s Big Surprise”



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    • 35 min
    Episode 115 – Indian Child Welfare Act

    Episode 115 – Indian Child Welfare Act

    Have you heard of special laws governing the adoption of children who are of Native American descent? In the US, children who are Native American fall under a specific law called the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which can govern their adoptive and foster placements.
    T interviews Johnston Moore about ICWA. They discuss the origins and intentions of the federal law and its ongoing application. Originally created to ensure the rights of Native Americans, Moore says that the law is sometimes used to make decisions that may not be in the best interests of children.
    Johnston Moore belongs to a network of activists working to amend the law. If you wish to contact him, he can be reached at http://www.home-4-ever.org


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    • 32 min
    Episode 112 – Opening Up to Birth Parents

    Episode 112 – Opening Up to Birth Parents

    Many foster parents draw firm boundaries between themselves and their foster children’s birth parents. But is this right? In this interview with Saint Fults, a social worker in St. Louis, Missouri, we learn of another perspective of openness toward birth family relationships from the beginning of the child’s placement.
    Fults advocates that foster parents should consider opening their lives more fully to birth families, including hosting visits in the foster home.
    The perspective challenged us to think about what is truly best for the children in our care, and how a higher degree of openness in foster care might better set up birth families for successful reunification.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 109 – All the Dirt on Foster Care and Why You Should Still Do It

    Episode 109 – All the Dirt on Foster Care and Why You Should Still Do It

    We recently were able to participate in the annual Together for Adoption Conference. This episode is based on the breakout session we led there.
    We’ve heard a lot of stories about foster care. Sometimes the stories are in the news, sometimes we hear them from people we know, and sometimes strangers volunteer their perspectives. Rather than sweeping the dirt under the rug, we think we should talk about it.
    So this episode is our attempt to confront negative stories about foster care experiences. We talk about abusive foster parents, delays in the adoption process, biased social workers and judges, and the pain of getting attached and having to say goodbye.
    Come see us in person and enjoy other great speakers at the KidBridge Seminar in Rolling Hills Estates, CA on Saturday, October 29!


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    • 35 min
    Episode 105 – Royal Family Kids

    Episode 105 – Royal Family Kids

    T interviews Jacob, a counselor at Royal Family Kids Camp, a summer program run by churches for foster kids throughout the country and internationally.
    Jacob mentioned his film project CAMP. You can contribute to his Kickstarter Campaign here. Help him reach his goal!


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 Ratings

Jess30000000000 ,

Must listen!

I stumbled upon this and WOW- this podcast is incredible and so informative. The hosts are extremely knowledgeable and it is evident that they authentically care about children and families involved in foster care. This is an excellent resource for those considering foster-care (or currently serving) as foster parents.

emboba330 ,

Help!

Really want to listen but they won’t play on your website or on apple. Every episode says “unavailable”

Beccahontas99 ,

Every episode says unavailable to play

And also the first few episodes are missing. Do you have a website where I can access these?

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