26 episodes

Navigating solo adoptive and foster motherhood while attempting a go at sanity.

Instant Mom Elizabeth Friedland

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 63 Ratings

Navigating solo adoptive and foster motherhood while attempting a go at sanity.

    The Story of Olivia: Part 2

    The Story of Olivia: Part 2

    Olivia‘s birth mom changed her mind and decided to parent. Hear about how we are handling that and how we’re helping to support the new family through our grief.

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    • 30 min
    The Story of Olivia

    The Story of Olivia

    Surprise! We adopted again! Learn more about how 3 month old Olivia came into our lives as perhaps our biggest surprise yet.

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    • 40 min
    Big Announcements for 2021!

    Big Announcements for 2021!

    Instant Mom will be expanding to offer online learning units for prospective and new foster parents! Hear a sneak preview of that latest venture, as well as some teasers about a slightly new format for the Instant Mom podcast.

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    • 10 min
    It’s Q&A Time!

    It’s Q&A Time!

    You asked, I answered. Behavioral challenges, finances, dating, future plans, how to prepare for a placement, and more!

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    • 36 min
    Kids in Foster Care Don’t Need Socks

    Kids in Foster Care Don’t Need Socks

    It’s a grab bag today! An update on the health scare of our teen, why we won’t use an adoption agency to grow our family, and for the love of God, kids in foster care don’t need your donated socks.

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    • 37 min
    It’s a (Teen) Girl: One Month In

    It’s a (Teen) Girl: One Month In

    So many people are afraid to foster teenagers — and until roughly 30 days ago, I was one of them. Listen to an update on what I’ve done right and wrong (so far) and how life as a mom of a 3 year old and 17 year old is going.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

keyfamily7+ ,

You are insanely incredible

I just turned this on randomly while picking up my daughter from school and you have me crying. I’m listening to Olivia part 2. You are so selfless and your heart is beautiful! I never meet people or hear people talk like this. Your heart is stunningly beautiful and I am so happy I stumbled upon your podcast. God bless you! This has touched my heart and I’m thankful for you and your story.

Redgirrrrl ,

Heartwarming and Informative

I am hoping to foster in the future but had a lot of questions. This podcast answered questions I didn’t even know I had. I also fell in love with the story of the family and their journey. It’s a wonderful podcast with the perfect blend of love, humor and insight.

C.Udlinek ,

So informative and real

I LOVE this pod, and binged every episode in a week. I went from being slightly interested in fostering (maybe years from now) to feeling completely confident we could handle it. And we’re now signed up for foster parent orientation. Thank you Elizabeth!

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