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Welcome to Positive Adoption where you can find adoption/foster care, and trauma-informed parenting - all in one place. I’m Kathleen Guire, your host, mother of seven, four through adoption, former National Parent of the Year, author, teacher, and speaker. But more important than any of those things, I’m a parent just like you. I know what it’s like to raise kiddos from hard places. I used to feel as if I was the only one struggling and because I felt that way, I isolated myself. I don’t want you to feel alone in your parenting journey, so grab a cup of coffee and join me for Positive Adoption, a coffee break podcast.

Positive Adoption The Whole House

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Positive Adoption where you can find adoption/foster care, and trauma-informed parenting - all in one place. I’m Kathleen Guire, your host, mother of seven, four through adoption, former National Parent of the Year, author, teacher, and speaker. But more important than any of those things, I’m a parent just like you. I know what it’s like to raise kiddos from hard places. I used to feel as if I was the only one struggling and because I felt that way, I isolated myself. I don’t want you to feel alone in your parenting journey, so grab a cup of coffee and join me for Positive Adoption, a coffee break podcast.

    Episode 195 - FASD with Natalie Vecchione

    Episode 195 - FASD with Natalie Vecchione

    Natalie Vecchione is an FASD parent advocate, homeschooler, podcaster, but MOST importantly... a wife and mom! She shares what we need to know about FASD on this episode in a heartwarming and cheerful fashion. Grab a cup of coffee and join these lovely ladies and be sure to check out Natalie's podcast for more information.

    • 17 min
    Episode 194 -Interview with Natalie Vecchione

    Episode 194 -Interview with Natalie Vecchione

    Natalie Vecchione is an FASD parent advocate, homeschooler, podcaster, but MOST importantly... a wife and mom!
    Natalie and her husband, John, adopted both our son and daughter via domestic adoption. They began homeschooling  7 years ago, when they noticed how many accommodations their son needed (who was later diagnosed with an FASD). Their son finally received an FASD diagnosis when he was 15, when he was also hospitalized for Bipolar Disorder...and it was one of the darkest times of her life as a mom. Grab a cup of coffee and join Kathleen in a conversation with Natalie!

    • 22 min
    FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP ADOPTIVE/FOSTER FAMILIES PART 4

    FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP ADOPTIVE/FOSTER FAMILIES PART 4

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. We’re sharing the last episode in our series – Five Things You Can Do To Help Adoptive/Foster Families. If you are an adoptive/foster parent you may be struggling alone at home with a child's meltdowns, but when you are in public, the child is an angel. This week’s topic – don’t be fooled by a child’s superficially, engaging behavior.

    • 20 min
    Five Things You Can Do to Help Adoptive/Foster Families Part 3

    Five Things You Can Do to Help Adoptive/Foster Families Part 3

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. We’re sharing the third episode in our series – Five Things You Can Do To Help Adoptive/Foster Families. If you are an adoptive/foster parent. This week’s topic - Don’t judge the parents by the child’s behavior.
    This is a great series to share with your friends, family, and church. It’s a more indirect way of sharing what's on your heart. Who knows? You may encourage someone just by sharing! Grab a cup of coffee and join Sandra and me for some tips and stories!

    • 20 min
    Five Things You Can Do To Help an Adoptive/Foster Family Part 2

    Five Things You Can Do To Help an Adoptive/Foster Family Part 2

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. We’re sharing the second episode in our series – Five Things You Can Do To Help Adoptive/Foster Families. If you are an adoptive/foster parent, this is a great series to share with your friends, family, and church. It's a more indirect way of asking for help. Who knows? You may help someone in need just by sharing! Grab a cup of coffee (and some tissues for this episode). Join Sandra and me for some tips and stories!

    • 19 min
    Episode 190 - Five Things You Can Do To Help Adoptive/Foster Families Part 1

    Episode 190 - Five Things You Can Do To Help Adoptive/Foster Families Part 1

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. We’re sharing the first episode in our series – Five Things You Can Do To Help Adoptive/Foster Families. If you are an adoptive/foster parent, this is a great series to share with your friends, family, and church. It's a more indirect way of asking for help. Who knows? You may help someone in need just by sharing! Grab a cup of coffee (and some tissues for this episode). Join Sandra and me for some tips and stories!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

krtaylor72 ,

Encouraging!

For women who are raising a family, including those in the journey of adoption or fostering. Learn about issues involved in child rearing, etc.

kaWhat? ,

Excellent!

This is a must listen

Browneyedmomof3 ,

Love it

Such a great podcast!

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