100 episodes

Host Sandra Flach is a mom of 8 children, 5 through adoption—one kinship and 4 international. Her youngest 2 are teens diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). With over 30 years of parenting experience and 20 plus years as an adoptive and kinship parent, she’s made mountains of mistakes and learned loads of lessons. She understands the difficult road of parenting children with trauma histories—and she is still in the trenches! Orphans No More is a podcast to encourage, educate, and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care, and kinship care. We aim to support adoptive and foster families by sharing encouraging real-life stories and equipping them with modern-day research and parenting techniques.

The Adoption & Foster Care Journey Sandra Flach

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Host Sandra Flach is a mom of 8 children, 5 through adoption—one kinship and 4 international. Her youngest 2 are teens diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). With over 30 years of parenting experience and 20 plus years as an adoptive and kinship parent, she’s made mountains of mistakes and learned loads of lessons. She understands the difficult road of parenting children with trauma histories—and she is still in the trenches! Orphans No More is a podcast to encourage, educate, and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care, and kinship care. We aim to support adoptive and foster families by sharing encouraging real-life stories and equipping them with modern-day research and parenting techniques.

    Episode 338 - Hope for the FASD Journey with Natalie Vecchione

    Episode 338 - Hope for the FASD Journey with Natalie Vecchione

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

     

    Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care.

     

    On this episode host Sandra Flach and Natalie Vecchione of the FASD Hope podcast, collaborate together as they announce the official launch of their Hope for the FASD Journey virtual community. 

     

    Listen in as these two adoptive moms, with a combined 42 years of adoptive parenting and FASD experience, share about this essential resource. The Hope for the FASD Journey community includes 2 monthly online support groups, 1 monthly VIP Conversation, and access to their private Facebook group featuring weekly devotionals and connection with the community. 

     

    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.

     

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    sandraflach.com

    justicefororphansny.org

    FASDHope.org

    • 55 min
    Bonus Episode - What Every Adoptive & Foster Parent Needs to Know About Adverse Childhood Experiences

    Bonus Episode - What Every Adoptive & Foster Parent Needs to Know About Adverse Childhood Experiences

    Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care.

     

    We are thrilled to bring you a series of bonus episodes featuring special guest, Dr. Jerrod Brown PhD. In each of these bonus episodes, Dr. Brown will share what every adoptive and foster parent needs to know regarding FASD, trauma, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 

     

    On this week’s bonus episode, the second in our series, Dr. Brown will unpack the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)—what it is and what interventions and strategies parents can implement to help our kids heal. 

     

    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.

     

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    justicefororphansny.org

    jerrod01234brown@live.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 337 - Homeschooling the FASD Way with Adoptive Mom Claire Boeck

    Episode 337 - Homeschooling the FASD Way with Adoptive Mom Claire Boeck

    “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation, he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2

     

    Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care.

     

    On this episode host Sandra Flach talks with homeschooling adoptive mom, Claire Boeck. Claire has been successfully homeschooling her son, diagnosed with an FASD, since 2020. 

     

    Listen in as Claire shares her experience with the public school system and how homeschooling is the right fit or her son. She also offers some great advice to adoptive and foster parents wondering if homeschooling is a possible option. 

     

    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.

     

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    sandraflach.com

    justicefororphansny.org

    embracingthebrain.com

    Email:  shannon@embracignthebrain.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bonus Episode - What Every Adoptive & Foster Parent Needs to Know About Prenatal Trauma

    Bonus Episode - What Every Adoptive & Foster Parent Needs to Know About Prenatal Trauma

    Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care.

     

    We are thrilled to bring you a series of bonus episodes featuring special guest. Dr. Jerrod Brown PhD. In each of these bonus episodes, Dr. Brown will share what every  adoptive and foster parent needs to know regarding FASD, trauma, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 

     

    On this week’s bonus episode, the first in our series, Dr. Brown will unpack prenatal trauma—what it is and what interventions and strategies parents can implement to help our kids heal.

     

    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.

     

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    justicefororphansny.org

    jerrod01234brown@live.com

    • 56 min
    Episode 336 - Education & IEPs for Kids with FASD with Shannon Iacobacci

    Episode 336 - Education & IEPs for Kids with FASD with Shannon Iacobacci

    “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6

     

    Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care.

     

    On this episode host Sandra Flach talks with adoptive mom and IEP Master Coach, Shannon Iacobacci. Shannon specializes in FASD as an educator, trainer, advocate, Certified Facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model, and is an expert on IEPs. 

     

    Listen in as Shannon shares her years of experience navigating the public school special education system and homeschooling her children with FASD. 

     

    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.

     

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    sandraflach.com

    justicefororphansny.org

    embracingthebrain.com

    Email:  shannon@embracignthebrain.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 335 - Run FASD with Adult Adoptee Rebecca Tillou

    Episode 335 - Run FASD with Adult Adoptee Rebecca Tillou

    “Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”  1 Corinthians 9:24

     

    Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care.

     

    On this episode host Sandra Flach talks with Rebecca Tillou.  Rebecca is an adult adoptee with FASD, she’s also a wife, mother, author, advocate, and runner - AND the visionary of Run FASD. 

     

    Run FASD is a virtual 5K event that can happen at your own pace wherever you are anytime from September 9th-25th, 2022. Run FASD brings awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and encourages people with FASD, their families, and supporters to make this invisible disability, visible.

     

    Listen in as Rebecca  shares her inspiration to Run FASD and how you can participate in the virtual 5K. Sandra and Rebecca will also be hosting an in-person meet up for the 5K in Voorheesville, NY. Follow the links in the show notes for details. 

     

    Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media.

     

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    sandraflach.com

    justicefororphansny.org

    RunFASD.org

    FASDUnited.org

    Tenacity, by Rebecca Tillou

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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