52 episodes

A show about all things child welfare, dependency, adoption and foster care. Your hosts, Jack & Cat are veterans in the world of child welfare and excited to spend a little time each week chatting about how we can all do something to help kids in care.

Fostering the Future Podcast Fostering the Future Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

A show about all things child welfare, dependency, adoption and foster care. Your hosts, Jack & Cat are veterans in the world of child welfare and excited to spend a little time each week chatting about how we can all do something to help kids in care.

    Instant Family Movie Review In FosterCare

    Instant Family Movie Review In FosterCare

    Jack & Nichole chat about one of their favorite fostercare and adoption movies – instant family.

    • 48 min
    Sisco's Adoption after 70+ Foster Placements

    Sisco's Adoption after 70+ Foster Placements

    Nichole & Jack chat with nichole’s teen son Sisco about his time in foster care group homes after 4+ years and 70+ foster homes.

    • 56 min
    Lucas and Looking on the Bright Side of Foster Care

    Lucas and Looking on the Bright Side of Foster Care

    TW: Child Abuse in foster careJack & Nichole & Jack Jr, chat with Nichole’s son Lucas who discusses being abused in foster care, and shares his sweet optimism and resilience.

    • 26 min
    Grow Into You for Aged Out Kids in Foster Care

    Grow Into You for Aged Out Kids in Foster Care

    Jack & Nichole chat with Erin NeSmith from Grow Into You Foundation for aged out kids in foster care.

    • 55 min
    Turning the Tables Outtake with Papo

    Turning the Tables Outtake with Papo

    We mentioned a Starbucks Christmas drink in episode 9 and later looked up what it was called (Juniper Latte), we were cracking up reading this article about it. While it didn’t make the cut for the episode – we figured we would share the description of this Starbucks Juniper Latte in a bonus episode.

    • 3 min
    Turning the Tables with Teens in Foster Care

    Turning the Tables with Teens in Foster Care

    Jack & Nichole sit with Papo and chat with him about his experience growing up in the foster care system in Philadelphia and how he turned the table by helping teens in foster care by working in a group home and connecting with the kids through his own foster experiences.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

riddikuluspatronus1 ,

Fantastic!

Motivating and a fun podcast that provides a joyous way to help people. I really enjoyed the Christmas episode that discussed foster parents. It’s real and will touch your heart. Not too long and easy to listen to. It’s a must add!

BellaJ^2 ,

Powerful Podcast!

Love the stories and education provided. Such a powerful podcast!

Livvylongg ,

Alternatives to foster care

As someone who has thought about becoming a foster mom, but unsure if I could actually commit fully to it, I found this podcast to give me some great alternatives or other ways to help foster families. One of the biggest take aways for me from this podcast is, these kids aren’t going anywhere so if not you? Then who else will help them? And that’s why I have found this podcast to be a great way to get started and to learn more about the process.

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