The show where we discuss all things related to the foster care system and early childhood trauma. From foster parents, trauma experts, former foster kids and beyond, we’ll take a deep dive into the complexities of the foster care crisis in an effort to better understand how to fix it!
Discovering Your Story to be a Better Parent with Ce Eshelman
Join us as Ce Eshelman, LMFT walks us through how to discover what happened in our childhood and how that impacts how we show up to working with children today.
Determined to be Dad with Steve Disselhorst
Steve is the author of the book Determined to Be Dad which chronicles his trials and tribulations of self-discovery to acceptance to building a new reality and finally to the joys of creating his own family through adoption.
From Kinship Care to Single Adoptive Father with Barry Farmer
Barry Farmer shares how growing up in kinship care prepared him to be a foster dad at 19.
Juvenile Justice and Child Protective Services with Angela Flores
Join Angela Flores, Juvenile Justice Worker, as she explores the intersections between juvenile justice and child protective services.
Redefining Normal with Alexis and Justin Black
Both Alexis and Justin are proud foster care alumni as well as recent graduates, authors, and business owners. They both join us this week to share their honenest and vulnerable story and to promote their book Re-Defining Normal. After both spent time...
Adoption's Profound Impact, Even When Adopted at Birth with Marianne Estridge
Marianne tells of her story of being an adoptee and how it shaped her childhood and early adulthood.
Having grown up in foster homes and adopted for a bit of time these podcasts have been very healing for me. It honestly brings tears to my eyes to know people like Rebecca exist. You can feel Rebecca has so much compassion and support for foster and adopted children. I’m almost 40 years old now and what I wouldn’t give to have heard these podcasts decades ago! Thank you for making these.
This series provides tremendous insight into the wide range of factors that enter a foster child’s life. The road that starts with trauma is a bumpy, long, winding one; but with the help, love and support from everyone along the path a happy ending is possible. The phrase “it takes a village” is thoroughly explored in this series of insightful discussions.
Doing the Work & Doing It Well
Loving the heart, passion, brains and grit in this podcast! Can’t wait to keep following along.