37 episodes

Adoption conversations with Kate and Mal. They are two adoptive moms that seek to love, support, and elevate all corners of the adoption triad through honest conversations and interviews with adoptive parents, birth moms, & adoptees. Listen as they share the heart and purpose behind Funding Love, a non-profit that strengthens bonds, builds community, and restores people.

Funding Love Podcast Mal and Kate

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Adoption conversations with Kate and Mal. They are two adoptive moms that seek to love, support, and elevate all corners of the adoption triad through honest conversations and interviews with adoptive parents, birth moms, & adoptees. Listen as they share the heart and purpose behind Funding Love, a non-profit that strengthens bonds, builds community, and restores people.

    Embryo Adoption with Mark Mellinger

    Embryo Adoption with Mark Mellinger

    Listen as Mal + Kate chat with Mark Mellinger, Marketing and Development director at the National Embryo Donation Center(NEDC), about Embryo Adoption. 


    Mark's bio: Mark Mellinger handles all marketing and public relations functions for the NEDC and is also in charge of development efforts. His background consists of almost three decades in broadcast journalism. From 2011 to 2018, Mark served as a contributor to The Gospel Coalition, one of the world’s largest Christian websites, where he helped start TGC’s podcast operations and regularly interviewed some of the world’s most influential evangelical teachers and leaders.
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    Supporting adoption without adopting (yet) with Trisha and Jared Wicker

    Supporting adoption without adopting (yet) with Trisha and Jared Wicker

    Listen in as Mal + Kate chat with Trisha and Jared Wicker about supporting the Adoption Community without being directly involved as a member of the Adoption Triad. 

    Trisha and Jared have been involved with Funding Love since its inception and continue to support us behind the scenes. Find out how you can too in this episode of the Funding Love Podcast.
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    • 29 min
    Support for Adoptive Parents From an Adoptee’s Perspective with Andie Coston

    Support for Adoptive Parents From an Adoptee’s Perspective with Andie Coston

    Listen in as Mal + Kate chat with Andie Coston, an Adult Adoptee and Adoptive Mom, that talks about the realities of growing up an Adoptee.

    Andie's bio: Andie Coston is an adoptee, former foster parent, adoptive parent, and a recent Master of Social Work graduate. She has been speaking publicly about her adoption about 4 years ago and has been educating on Instagram, blogs, the Triad Table Talks, adoption Q and A panels, and podcasts such as these. Andie has four children, three dogs, two cats, and one husband who is also is a social worker. They are recent midwest transplants to the south and have been enjoying every minute of being able to be outside most of the year. Andie will soon be starting work as a therapist specializing in trauma working with adoptees, current and former foster youth, disabilities, and religious abuse. She also runs a business with another adult adoptee called Post Resource which creates connection boxes and ongoing education for the adoption and foster care constellation.
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    BraveLove with Laura Bruder

    BraveLove with Laura Bruder

    Listen in as Mal + Kate chat with Laura Bruder, Executive Director of BraveLove, about the power of story and how Brave Love is supporting Birth Mothers and Expectant Mothers.

    Laura's bio: 
    Laura Bruder serves as the Executive Director of BraveLove and has been with the organization for 10 years! Laura is not a member of the adoption triad, though she is passionate about removing the stigmas of adoption and giving birth moms a voice. Laura lives in Dallas, TX, and is married with two young daughters.
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    • 38 min
    Foster Care Adoptee with Tori Hope Peterson

    Foster Care Adoptee with Tori Hope Peterson

    Listen in as Mal + Kate chat with Tori Hope Peterson about her story, foster care reform, and what you can do to help.

    Tori's bio: Tori Hope Petersen (named Mrs. Universe in 2021; Track and Field All-American) is a former foster youth who is letting her Abba be known. She is passionate about foster care reform, adoption advocacy, vulnerable populations, and seeing the love of God change people's lives! Tori speaks across the nation sharing her powerful story, but her favorite form of art and communication is writing. Tori and her husband, Jacob, have the three sweetest kids: a biological son and daughter, Leyonder and Ezzeri, and an adopted adult son, Sar. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, her website, and find her new book, Fostered, available nationwide wherever books are sold.
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    First Ever Funding Love Gala Announced! And National Adoption Month is coming!

    First Ever Funding Love Gala Announced! And National Adoption Month is coming!

    Listen in as Mal + Kate chat about Funding Love's next big thing, the Funding Love Gala! They also discuss what is happening at Funding Love during National Adoption Month, including upcoming podcast guests that you won't want to miss. 

    Check out info about the Gala, or the Triple G (IYKYK), available sponsorships, or limited-time ticket sales here. 
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