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Whether your family has been on this journey for years, or you’re just getting started, The Adopting and Fostering Home is here to support and encourage you along the way.

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    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

Whether your family has been on this journey for years, or you’re just getting started, The Adopting and Fostering Home is here to support and encourage you along the way.

    Behavior-Based Therapy for Children Suffering Trauma

    Behavior-Based Therapy for Children Suffering Trauma

    Social worker Carol Lozier and host Lynette Ezell discuss the intricacies of coaching adoptive and foster families to parent children who have experienced severe trauma. Discover therapeutic activity ideas for children through Lozier’s recently published activity book and download Carol’s STOP Skill and Self Soothe handouts at https://www.sendrelief.org/podcasts/the-adopting-and-fostering-home-podcast/behavior-based-therapy-for-children-suffering-trauma/.

    • 32 min
    Help Her Be Brave

    Help Her Be Brave

    Co-founder of Embrace Grace Inc., Amy Ford shares her moving testimony of how God redeemed her teenage pregnancy and near-abortion experience to prompt her ministry to women navigating unexpected pregnancies. Delve into this week’s episode for an understanding of how caring well for women experiencing crisis pregnancies can preemptively prevent at-risk children from being put into the precarious foster care system.

    • 32 min
    Keep the Conversation Going

    Keep the Conversation Going

    Host Lynette Ezell is joined by Michelle Chitwood to interview Krista Grigg about how the Chitwoods inspired her family’s transformation from a unit of three to one of nine! Listen to this week’s episode to learn more abouHost Lynette Ezell is joined by Michelle Chitwood to interview Krista Grigg about how the Chitwoods inspired her family’s transformation from a unit of three to one of nine! Listen to this week’s episode to learn mort the value of attending adopting and fostering trainings, the role of senior adults in your support system and the various ways your church can support families along this journey. 

    Find more resources for your fostering and adopting journey at SendRelief.org.

    • 34 min
    Fostering Is a Team Sport

    Fostering Is a Team Sport

    Delving into their 20 year friendship, host Lynette Ezell and guest, Kristin Scroggins, discuss the challenge of navigating closed doors and the importance of entering foster care as a united family team. With the help of their local church, Kristin shares how her large tribe worked together to graft 3 more children into their busy lives and how the Lord used them as a middle family. Subscribe to The Mom Village podcast with Kristin for encouragement in all seasons of life. Find more resources for your fostering and adopting journey at SendRelief.org.

    • 30 min
    How Your Church Can Help Ease the Chaos of a Crisis Pregnancy

    How Your Church Can Help Ease the Chaos of a Crisis Pregnancy

    We miss so many opportunities to serve vulnerable women when we fail to empathize with and educate ourselves about crisis pregnancy situations. This week, experts from Lifeline Children’s Services join host Lynette Ezell in discussing their new curriculum “Worthy” which they hope will revolutionize the way churches engage with women struggling with unexpected pregnancies.

    • 30 min
    Unexpected Medical Challenges and Unexpected Blessings

    Unexpected Medical Challenges and Unexpected Blessings

    When Shane and Kasi Pruitt’s family answered God’s call to international adoption, they weren’t aware of all the challenges their new infant son would be facing in life. Upon their arrival in Uganda, they quickly realized he would need extensive, lifelong medical treatments. Kasi shares the beauty of unexpected blessings and the strength the Lord has provided her family through their supportive community.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Pastor Shane Pruitt ,

Great Podcast

Love this podcast. A great blessing to our family. Shane & Kasi Pruitt

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Love this podcast! We are currently getting licensed to foster/foster to adopt through a local Christian non-profit. I started listening to this podcast back in June when we first started the application process and I just can’t get enough. It answers hard questions and is constantly broadening my perspective on foster care.

Shahola ,

Great podcast!!!

Grateful for this podcast as Lynette Ezell using her wisdom and her encouraging spirit to spur others on in this ministry of fostering and adopting. Whether you are a veteran in this area or just beginning to consider jumping in, this podcast is a GREAT resource!

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