24 episodes

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

Instant Mo‪m‬ Elizabeth Friedland

    • Parenting
    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings

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

    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
    It’s a (teenage) girl!

    It’s a (teenage) girl!

    Remember a few weeks ago when I said we were taking a break from fostering? Well, here we are, one week away from an amazing 17 year old girl joining our family. Listen to find out how in the heck that happened.

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    • 13 min
    Life Updates: Maggie, Our Open Adoption, Safe Families, and Dating

    Life Updates: Maggie, Our Open Adoption, Safe Families, and Dating

    Here’s a little mixed bag of life updates: Maggie’s status, visits with Jack’s birth parents, keep Jack’s little brother for a weekend, becoming a host family with Safe Families and... my love life.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Alexis Scriven ,

An angel on earth

Elizabeth is an absolute saint for what she is doing for kids in foster care, let alone sharing her story and knowledge on the topic through this podcast. This podcast is informative for those interested in pursuing foster care or just interested to learn more about how it works. 10/10 recommend.

chubbystrongonedtar ,

So happy

This is exactly what my husband and I needed to figure out foster care as we know no one that has done it.

lactosefree11 ,

Helpful Advice and Guidance!

I’m looking to become a foster mom and it’s so rare to be able to hear from another person who jumped into it on her own. I love hearing about her journey and experience! Thanks for creating this resource!

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