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Orphans No More is a podcast to encourage, educate, and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care, and family preservation.

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Orphans No More is a podcast to encourage, educate, and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care, and family preservation.

    Episode #272 - Speak Up For Children in Foster Care with Jeanette Barreiro

    Episode #272 - Speak Up For Children in Foster Care with Jeanette Barreiro

    Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” Proverbs 31:8
     
    May is National Foster Care Month. To celebrate their selfless service, we are dedicating our Orphans No More podcast episodes this month to foster parents. 
     
    Our guest this week is Kentucky foster and adoptive mom, Jeanette Barreiro. Jeanette shares why she and her husband became foster parents and details the highs and lows of fostering and adopting two children from the system. 
     
    Listen in as Jeanette describes the challenges of parenting children with trauma histories and how she advocates for educators to be trauma informed as well. 
     
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    Links mentioned in this episode:
    sandraflach.com
    justicefororphansny.org

    • 52 min
    Episode 271 - FASD Advocate Susan Shepard Carlson of NOFAS

    Episode 271 - FASD Advocate Susan Shepard Carlson of NOFAS

    “Let true justice prevail, so you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 16:20
     
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a topic of extreme importance for adoptive and foster families. Prenatal exposure to alcohol can cause FASDs—a wide rage of conditions including birth defects, brain injury, and physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities. These conditions are lifelong and irreversible. 
     
    Eighty percent of children with FASD are in foster and adoptive care. And 86.5% of children with FASD in out-of-home placement have never been diagnosed or have been misdiagnosed. Diagnosis and training for caregivers is vital to an individual’s success. And policy change at the state and national levels are key for families and everyone who comes in contact with individuals with an FASD.
     
    This week on our Orphans No More Podcast, host Sandra Flach talks with Susan Shepard Carlson. Susan, Minnesota’s First Lady (1991-1997) is an attorney and retired Hennepin County Juvenile District Court judicial officer. She formed MOFAS in 1998 which is now Proof Alliance. Susan currently is on the Board of Directors of NOFAS (National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome). 
     
    Listen in as Susan shares why she is a passionate advocate for the FASD community and discusses the Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act—a bill about to be introduced in the Senate. Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.
     
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Proof Alliance
    NOFAS

    • 45 min
    Episode #270 - Open Heart Adoption with Adoptive Mom Lisa Murphy

    Episode #270 - Open Heart Adoption with Adoptive Mom Lisa Murphy

    “And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22
     
    Adoption transforms lives. Not just the life of the adopted child. But the lives of parents also. 
     
    Through adoption, God opens our eyes and hearts to see and love like He does. We experience beauty in suffering, grace in sadness, and gratitude in grief. And according to adoptive mom, Lisa Murphy—you never feel closer to Jesus. 
     
    This week on our Orphans No More podcast, host Sandra Flach speaks with, Lisa Murphy. Lisa and her husband are parents of five children adopted from China. She is also the founder of Open Hearts for Orphans, a nonprofit created to care for orphaned and abandoned children around the world. Lisa authored the book With an Open Heart, a true story of love, loss, and unexpected blessings chronicling the adoption of their son Daniel who now waits for them in heaven. 
    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.
     
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Justice For Orphans
    Sandra Flach, author
    Open Hearts for Orphans
    With an Open Heart book

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 269 - FASD Family Life With Adoptive Mom, Robbie Seale

    Episode 269 - FASD Family Life With Adoptive Mom, Robbie Seale

    “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27
     
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are brain-based disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. About eighty percent of children in the U.S. foster care system have an FASD. Foster and adoptive parents must be educated about and trained in FASDs and childhood trauma.
     
    Robbie Seale is an adoptive mom of four children with FASD. She is a Canadian FASD educator, advocate, and host of the new FASD Family Life podcast. This week on our Orphans No More podcast, host Sandra Flach, talks with Robbie about the major challenges she’s faced parenting her kids over the past twenty years. 
     
    Listen in as Robbie shares her story and explains how the struggle is real, but so is success. Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.
     
    Links mentioned in this episode:
     
    FASD Family Life podcast

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 268 - Orphans No More Book Preview with Author, Sandra Flach

    Episode 268 - Orphans No More Book Preview with Author, Sandra Flach

    “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:3-5
     
    “The cross of Christ is our adoption process. Adoption is not a man-made plan B but God’s plan A from the beginning, even before He made the world. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His family. He would not leave us as orphans. Through Jesus Christ, He would adopt us and make us His children. We would be orphans no more.”
     
    The above words are the opening lines from Sandra Flach’s new book, Orphans No More: A Journey Back to the Father. Sandra, adoptive mom, Exec. Dir. of Justice For Orphans, and podcast host, penned this memoir about her family’s adoption journey and lessons she learned about our spiritual adoption through the lens of an adoptive parent. 
     
    This week on her Orphans No More podcast, Sandra shares about the inspiration for writing the book and reads some excerpts. Orphans No More—A Journey Back to the Father releases in June. Tune in to learn how you can join Sandra’s Book Launch Team and be among the first to read her e-book. 
     
    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.
     
    Links mentioned in this episode:
     
    SandraFlach Author on Facebook
    SandraFlach.com
    Justice For Orphans

    • 37 min
    Episode #267 - Rebuilding Lives with Adoptive Mom, Jennifer Andrews

    Episode #267 - Rebuilding Lives with Adoptive Mom, Jennifer Andrews

    “O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli. I will make your towers of sparkling rubies, your gates of shining gems, and your walls of precious stones. I will teach your children, and they will enjoy great peace.” Isaiah 54:11-13
    What does the Lord do with a life that experienced a challenging childhood, painful loss, and life threatening illness? He rebuilds it. 
    That’s exactly what God did for adoptive mom, Jennifer Andrews. Tune in to this week’s inspiring episode of Orphans No More. Host, Sandra Flach, talks with Jenn about her early struggles, the loss of her infant daughter, adoption, and nearly dying from Covid-19. 
    Learn how you can join Sandra’s Launch Team for her soon-to-be released book Orphans No More—A Journey Back to the Father. 















    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.
     
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    relentlessjoy.org
    Jennifer Andrews FB
    Positive Adoption Podcast

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

picklesmama ,

A tireless champion for adoption and foster care

Orphans No More is a faith-led, information and resource packed TREASURE of a podcast! I’ve been listening to Sandra’s podcasts for years and I'm so thankful for her ministry and advocacy! If you want to be a part of the change in advocating and better supporting those children & teens of adoption and foster care....you need to subscribe and learn from Sandra’s podcast!

slbabies5 ,

Amazing content

I love listening to Sandra and her guests.

Jacob Sturges ,

Absolutely love this podcast!

I absolutely love hearing about others who have been on this journey of foster care and adoption. As an adoptee and advocate for orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC), it is encouraging to know that you are not alone on this. Thank you so much JFO and Sandra for bringing these stories to the church and around the globe!

Blessings

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