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Comfort Cases founder Rob Scheer hosts this inspiring show about how communities can come together to bring dignity and hope to children in the foster care system. Guests will include former youth in foster care, foster parents, celebrities touched by the foster care system, child welfare advocates, and everyday people working to improve the lives of kids in care. Rob brings a sense of positivity and humor to his conversations. If you have a story to tell as it relates to foster care or any questions, please email fosteringchange@comfortcases.org. And please follow Comfort Cases @comfortcases.
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Fostering Change Rob Scheer

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Comfort Cases founder Rob Scheer hosts this inspiring show about how communities can come together to bring dignity and hope to children in the foster care system. Guests will include former youth in foster care, foster parents, celebrities touched by the foster care system, child welfare advocates, and everyday people working to improve the lives of kids in care. Rob brings a sense of positivity and humor to his conversations. If you have a story to tell as it relates to foster care or any questions, please email fosteringchange@comfortcases.org. And please follow Comfort Cases @comfortcases.
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    Fostering Change | Amanda Wall

    Fostering Change | Amanda Wall

    Amanda is a mother of four with two biological and two adopted children (from India). She advocates for adoptees as their voice is often unheard. She wrote and illustrated Finding Family in a Far-Away Land with her daughters' permission to share their story and memories in hopes of empowering other children and educating families.

    Story Notes:
    🖐️Finding Family "Far Away Land" Book
    🖐️Adopting Internationally
    🖐️The Struggle to Adopt Children Through India
    🖐️Empathy is Not Something we are Born with
    🖐️Reason For Writing the Book

    You can find out more about Amanda by visiting:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amanda.vandenbarkwall
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandawalldenver/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-wall-0280062/
    Learn more at https://www.comfortcases.org/

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    • 25 min
    Fostering Change | Jodi Meltzer

    Fostering Change | Jodi Meltzer

    Rob Scheer interviews multi-award-winning author Jodi Meltzer who has written extensively about grief, parenting and divorce for various publications, including HuffPost, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, and Thrive Global.  She has just published the book, Goodnight Star, Whoever You Are. 
     
    A Boston native, she recently relocated to Tampa in search of more sunshine, literally and figuratively. To learn more about Jodi and her books, including the previously published, When You Lived in My Belly, please visit jodimeltzer.com.
     
    Today’s episode of Fostering Change is timely, as November 18th, 2021 is Children’s Grief Awareness Day.  Rob and Jodi discuss this difficult topic and how to best share feelings of grief with and from your children.
    Story Key Notes:
    🖐️Children’s Grief Awareness Day- How Jodi and her Kids have Dealt with Grief
    🖐️Why do we Struggle to Talk about Grief as a Society?
    🖐️How Covid 19 has Amplified the Need for this
    🖐️Death is Part of Living
    🖐️Goodnight Star Book
     
    You can find out more about Jodi by visiting:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jodimeltzerauthor
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodimeltzer
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jodimeltzer/
    Author Website: http://jodimeltzer.com/
     
    Learn more about Comfort Cases at: https: //www.comfortcases.org/.


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    • 29 min
    Fostering Change | Charell Star

    Fostering Change | Charell Star

    Charell Star is a Media Manager in the FinTech field, Online journalist, and Foster Care Advocate. Charell was recently featured on @HumansofNY where she shared her inspirational story to millions.
    As a storyteller, Charell Star has a passion for creating experiences that connect brands to people in a way that celebrates, inspires, entertains and empowers. She loves working across all mediums to tell a story and reach audiences, and believes the most powerful messages are delivered through authenticity, personal connection, and conversation. Charell is also a former foster care youth and now advocates as an appointed Board Member of CASA NYC and City Living NY.
    You can find out more about Charell by visiting:
     www.charellstar.com
    Instagram: @charellstar
    https://www.casa-nyc.org/
    Show Notes:
    🖐️Tell Your Story
    🖐️Kinship
    🖐️Parents Trying to be Adult
    🖐️Moving Home to Home
    🖐️To Forgive
    🖐️COVID in New York
    🖐️Advice to Kids in Foster Care
    Learn more at : https://www.comfortcases.org/

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    • 35 min
    Fostering Change | Joanna Johnson

    Fostering Change | Joanna Johnson

    Joanna Johnson the co-creator, executive producer and showrunner of Freeform’s critically acclaimed series “Good Trouble.” She is also the creator, executive producer and director of Freeform’s limited series “Love in the Time of Corona,” the first scripted series shot entirely during the quarantine. Previously Johnson was an executive producer and showrunner on Freeform’s groundbreaking series “The Fosters,” which ran for five seasons.
    Joanna Johnson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended USC Film School and, after graduating, pursued an acting career. Most notably, she played twins Caroline and Karen Spencer on the CBS soap opera “The Bold & the Beautiful.”
    Johnson’s primary focus is on writing, producing and directing. She wrote the independent feature “The Shrink Is In,” starring Courtney Cox and David Arquette, and went on to create and show run the sitcom “Hope & Faith” for ABC, which ran for three seasons. She was co-executive producer on ABC Family’s “Make It or Break It,” “Fairly Legal” for USA Cable, and the CW’s “Emily Owens, M.D.”
    Johnson currently resides in Los Angeles with her wife and children.
    Show notes:
    🖐️ The Fosters
    🖐️ Family Show
    🖐️ As a Family
    🖐️ Tell Your Story
    🖐️ Foster Care Process
    🖐️ Childhood Challenges
    🖐️ COVID19 Effects
    Learn more at: http://www.comfortcases.org

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    • 29 min
    Fostering Change | Dad's Episode | Revisited

    Fostering Change | Dad's Episode | Revisited

    On this episode we revisit our chat with Robert Selby and Glen Henry! This is our last episode before season 3 and EPISODE 100!!! You have to tune in next week!
    Robert Selby is a full time father of a CHD warrior named Chace Elijah. Together they shine light on the medical needs community to help bring awareness with a positive spin to the CHD and Gtube community via social media in hopes to let people around the world know that they’re Never in a Fight Alone.
    Glen Henry is a father, husband, creator, musician, author, emcee, CEO, and mentor. He began on YouTube in 2015, documenting his journey as a stay at home father. Six years later, he has appeared in films alongside Will Smith, written children’s books, launched a multi-venture company, co-hosted a podcast with his wife of ten years, Yvette Henry, and added two more children for a total of four tiny humans who inspire him in all his endeavors. His company, Beleaf in Fatherhood, is centered around creating content to equip fathers, bring hope to mothers, and inspire children.
    We get into all the aspects of being a dad and catch up on their stories! Amazing Episode!
    To continue the story, follow Glen Henry on Social Media:
    Website : https://www.beleafinfatherhood.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeleafMel/
    Twitter:Glen (@BeleafMel) | Twitterhttps://twitter.com › beleafmel
    Instagram: @beleafmel https://www.instagram.com/beleafmel/?hl=en
    YouTube: Beleaf In Fatherhood - YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com › channel
    TikTok: Beleaf N' Family (@beleafinfatherhood)
    HashTags:
    #FosteringChange

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    • 37 min
    Fostering Change | Caroline Boudreaux

    Fostering Change | Caroline Boudreaux

    On this episode in preparation for season 3 launch, we recap a chat we had with Caroline Boudreaux!
    Caroline Boudreaux is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Miracle Foundation, an INGO that supports orphans to have a better quality of life while bringing about sustainable change that reduces the need for orphanages.
    For the past 20 years, Miracle Foundation has improved the lives of more than 15,000 children and impacted almost 300 orphanages. Their proven Thrive Scale™ methodology is based on the UN Rights of the Child and leverages data and technology to ensure that orphaned and vulnerable children reach their full potential.
    Miracle Foundation is part of a global network of non-profit organizations leading the worldwide movement to end the need for orphanages by 2040. For her achievements Caroline was presented with the Hope Award in 2005, the Impact Award in 2008 and the United Nations Humanitarian Award in 2017. Caroline is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and has completed executive programs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Yale's Jackson Institute for Diplomacy, Oxford University and the India School of Business.

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Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Jltruman ,

Fantastic Podcast

Your podcast is amazing!

USBaller ,

An Important & Informative Podcast

The Foster Care system needs to change. That's obvious. Rob Scheer, founder of Comfort Cases, brings on terrific guests that talk about their personal experiences with foster care. Rob was in foster care and adopted 5 kids as well! Sometimes it's a tough, emotional listen. But well worth it for sure!

Samaraza ,

We are all in this together…

I’ve been following for about two months. I’m slowly catching up on past episodes. However, season two episode five resounded so much with me. Thank you for offering a platform that showcases hope and the opportunity to connect with others working to improve the lives of our youth.

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