The Honestly Adoption Podcast features real voices, sharing real hope and encouragement to parents on the journey of foster care and adoption. Hosts Mike and Kristin Berry, and Nicole Goerges share open and honest perspectives from the journey of foster, adoptive, and special needs parenting. Their goal is to be real and honest but also bring hope and encouragement to parents, all over the world.
How The Enneagram Can Help Us Become Better Parents
You may know that the Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. But did you know that the Enneagram can greatly benefit us as caregivers, because it gives us unique insight into our personality types and how we interact with the world around us. You will LOVE this episode!
How To Look Beyond Behavior And Connect Deeply With Your Child
Simply stated...our interview with Ayden moved our hearts and inspired us deeply. As the youngest guest ever to be interviewed on the show, Ayden is already changing the world with her story of adoption, hope, and transformation.
Helping Your Child Heal Through Innovative Brain Science And The Power Of Story
We've spent the past 7 years explaining the brain, and how trauma impacts it, in a very simple fashion because, well, most of us are parents, and caregivers, not medical experts. That's precisely why we love the work that Jessica Sinarski is doing through BrainBrains and the books and resources she's created. This interview was enlightening, refreshing, and thought-provoking!
Why Discovering Truth In History Has Never Been More Important
One of the things we LOVE about hosting this podcast, is the deeply valuable lessons we learn from our guests. We intentionally schedule guests who challenge us, inspire us, and motivate us. This discussion with Marcie was one of the most aw-inspiring and thought-provoking interviews we've done in the 5 year history of this show! You will love this ever-important topic of re-learning history! That's why we are excited to air this Encore Episode with Marcie Walker!
What Can I Say When My Child Misbehaves?
Our words have power. We don't have to tell you that your words have the power to escalate a behavioral situation because this has probably happened a time or two with your children. Yep....us too! Don't beat yourself up. You're not alone and you're doing the best you can.
The good news is that our words also have the power to de-escalate behavioral situations with our children. When we know the right words to say, we can help our children re-regulate and return to calm quickly.
Why Won't My Child Respect Boundaries?
You set the guidelines, house rules, and boundaries only to turn around and find your child disregarding them. It can be maddening. But what if we told you that their disregard may not be a matter of "won't" but a matter of "can't."
I have found a gem!
Your podcast has been a gem of a find for me! I am an adoptive mom whose heart breaks over children who need an abundance of love, security, and hope. I am encouraged by you to pursue my dream of being a foster mom. My husband and I are going to be empty nesters soon and we will have the room available to welcome children and love on birth parents or future adoptive parents of the children God allows us to care for! Thank you for a wealth of resources (at my fingertips all hours of the day or night!!) You are a blessing and doing life-changing, hope-filled work! Shannon 💞
I love the podcasts and have read 2 of your books so far. How am I able to listen to podcast from way, way back?
I’m starting the adoption process and this podcast has been a really helpful resource. It’s helped to set some of my expectations around trauma and special needs. Mike and Kristen speak with wisdom, experience, and pastoral hearts. This is the first resource I recommend to families who are exploring adoption.