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A podcast devoted to the many voices in foster care and adoption. The hosts, Chris and Jihae, are former foster, and adoptive parents, with 7 kids. This podcast highlights personal stories, as well as many experiences from those in the foster/adopt community. Be entertained, inspired, and possibly get involved in the community yourself.

Fostering Voices Podcast Chris and Jihae Watson

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

A podcast devoted to the many voices in foster care and adoption. The hosts, Chris and Jihae, are former foster, and adoptive parents, with 7 kids. This podcast highlights personal stories, as well as many experiences from those in the foster/adopt community. Be entertained, inspired, and possibly get involved in the community yourself.

    A Full Year as a Family of Nine

    A Full Year as a Family of Nine

    We recorded this episode on December 30th, 2020, with the intentions of releasing it the next day... Well, here we are almost 3 weeks later! Gotta love those good intentions!

    So welcome to season 7.

    We had an absolutely incredible season 6, and we are so thankful for all of the new listeners who joined us on our journey this last year.

    • 38 min
    Interview With Julie Lythcott-Haims on Parenting and Becoming

    Interview With Julie Lythcott-Haims on Parenting and Becoming

    None of us know what we are doing as parents and are always looking for solid parenting advice. Julie Lythcott-Haims has some strong suggestions. She may possibly be the most quoted author on our podcast. Julie is the New York Times Best Selling Author of "How to Raise an Adult", as well as "Real American", and has a new book "Your Turn" coming out in 2021!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Upstream Thinking and Leadership in Your Family and Foster Care

    Upstream Thinking and Leadership in Your Family and Foster Care

    Leadership is something we talk about a lot on the podcast, because we are all leaders! It is your choice if you are going to be a good one, or not. Parenting is one of the hardest leadership positions you will hold. And all the more as a foster parent! This episode is essentially a review of 'The Motive' by Patrick Lencioni, and 'Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before they Happen' by Dan Heath.

    • 36 min
    Interview with Arizona Supreme Court Justice - James Beene

    Interview with Arizona Supreme Court Justice - James Beene

    We are beyond honored to have the Honorable Justice James Beene on our podcast! Justice Beene, aka Jim, has served on the supreme court in Arizona for the last year, and had served in Family and Juvenile court for over 4 years, here in Arizona.

    • 51 min
    Not Defined By Trauma and Abuse

    Not Defined By Trauma and Abuse

    Trauma is something that is common to all humans. But trauma and abuse are not a part of everyone's story, but it is for this week's guest. Monica was put into foster care as a baby, and was soon adopted by an abusive family. She was actually put back into foster care a few years later, but then returned to the previous adoptive family. Talk about a traumatic childhood!

    • 56 min
    Foster Care According to our 8 and 10 year Olds

    Foster Care According to our 8 and 10 year Olds

    Foster care according to our 8 year old bio daughter, who has been a foster sibling for over 6 years, and our 10 year old daughter who we adopted out of foster care.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

LindseyJaneaz ,

Relatable, real, solid content!!

Chris and jihae make me laugh out loud on the regular while digging deep into the beautiful, broken, hard world of foster care and adoption. The way they chat about community, sacrificial love, the local church, trauma in a real and relatable way draws me in. It’s such a fun, encouraging listen!

pqlanz ,

Very educational

I was so excited to listen to Episode 102 talking about race. I have 7 mixed (black/caucasian) grandchildren, and 4 mixed (Mexican/caucasian) grandchildren. Myself and 2 of my children are mixed (hispanic/latina/caucasian). The genuineness and delivery of the information was so honest! I myself do not foster/adopt, but several people in my family do, and I love these podcasts!

brilew2015 ,

Start here and stay here

When my husband and I started foster care I wanted to consume everything I could. This podcast gave us so many practical and real life examples that made us feel like we could do it. Jihae and Chris are your friends at the coffee table and they will make sure there is someone out there advocating for foster care and advocating for the foster parent. You will always have an ally. Whenever my friends want to know about foster care I send them to the finances episode because they go into detail and make it so simple and hopeful. They go over the topics no other resource does. They’re special!

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