59 episodes

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.

The Honestly Adoption Podcast Mike and Kristin Berry

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 185 Ratings

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 To Brighten The World With The Love Of Adoption

    How To Brighten The World With The Love Of Adoption

    Jayne Alfieri and Stacy Clark are sharing light in a very unique way and telling the unique and beautiful story of adoption through some of the most beautiful, heart-warming, real and honest greeting cards you will ever read. We're serious. You're going to love their hearts, and their passion for the adoption community. The ENTIRE adoption community- parents, bio parents, adoptees, and former foster youth.

    • 55 min
    How Caregivers Can Better Prepare Foster Youth For Adulthood

    How Caregivers Can Better Prepare Foster Youth For Adulthood

    You may not realize this, but we have an opportunity to make change for foster youth who are stepping into adulthood. We can raise our voices, contact our congressmen and women, write letters, attend statehouse legislature meetings, and get involved in advocacy projects. Our guest today, is Jai McClean, who has dedicated her life to advocating for key policy changes for youth who are stepping out of foster care and into the next phase of their lives.

    • 41 min
    How To Become A Brave Homeschool Parent

    How To Become A Brave Homeschool Parent

    Julie Bogart is the popular voice of common sense and compassion in the homeschool community. She's the creator of the innovative writing program called Brave Writer and the popular fast-growing practice called Poetry Teatime. She’s the founder of a homeschool coaching community called the Brave Learner Home.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Identity, Ancestry, And The Importance Of Family Preservation

    Identity, Ancestry, And The Importance Of Family Preservation

    There's no question that loss is a major storyline of the foster and adoption journey. Children lose their first families, their first homes, and their sense of normal and familiar. But equally, they often lose their identity, connection to who they are, and subsequently, their purpose. It's crucial that caregivers keep a finger on this pulse and learn how to respond with compassion and understanding.

    That's why we're excited to welcome Tina Bauer to the show.

    • 52 min
    Why Discovering Truth In History Has Never Been More Important

    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! We promise...you will love Marcie and her amazing perspective on the topic of re-learning history!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    How To Help Your Child With Sensory Needs

    How To Help Your Child With Sensory Needs

    We're excited to welcome Marna Pacheco from CapeAble Weighted Products to The Honestly Adoption Podcast to discuss how weighted products (blankets, vests, wraps, etc) can help your children who have sensory needs. Through their patented Smart Weight Technology, CapeAble Weighted Products is changing the game in the weighted products field. And good news...the products she shares are NOT just for children. Adults can benefit too! (Just ask Kristin...).

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Mrs. Incredible :) ,

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 💞

soccer2299 ,

Past podcasts

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?

Msikes ,

Great resource

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.

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