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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 • 194 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 Can We Gain A Healthier Perspective On Adoption?

    How Can We Gain A Healthier Perspective On Adoption?

    Author and adoption advocate, Karen Springs, has been on a journey to share the beautiful and hard truth about adoption worldwide. In fact, she spent months traveling the country and interviewing adoptive families on what they've learned, how they've grown, and what they want the world to know about adoption.

    • 49 min
    Why We Need Foster Care Reform (And How To Accomplish It!)

    Why We Need Foster Care Reform (And How To Accomplish It!)

    Gaelin Elmore found himself in 25 different foster homes, over 13 years as a youngster. Fortunately for him, a kind and caring football coach brought him into his home while he finished high school. Through that turn of events, he received the resources he needed to thrive as he transitioned into adulthood. Now, in his adult life, he's on a mission to speak truth into the foster care system, and enact change that will ultimately transform the lives of thousands of vulnerable foster youth.

    • 47 min
    How To Create A Healing Home For Wounded Children

    How To Create A Healing Home For Wounded Children

    David and Jayne Schooler from Back2Back Ministries in Cincinnati, Ohio know a thing or two about building a home like this. As seasoned parents, through adoption and foster care, they have had to personally navigate difficulties and trials with children who have come from hard places. But their personal experience and valuable insight into helping children heal, as well as understanding trauma and learning how to respond differently, has helped to transform the lives of thousands of parents.

    • 42 min
    How To Help Your Child Cope With Unmet Expectations During The Holidays

    How To Help Your Child Cope With Unmet Expectations During The Holidays

    It begins with us, as caregivers, anticipating that this time of the year can be deeply wounding to our children. While our children often build up expectations like tall towers, in their minds and hearts, we have to be ready as a soft place for them to land if, or when, this tower crashes to the ground and their heart is broken. We are fortunate to know amazing therapists like Brooke Randolph, LMHC, who provide valuable insight into this hard road we may find ourselves traveling!

    • 30 min
    How To Help Your Child Cope With Grief During The Holidays

    How To Help Your Child Cope With Grief During The Holidays

    We are thrilled to share this recent interview with did with our good friend, and licensed clinical social worker, Deborah Gray. In the interview she shares practical steps to help our children cope with grief during the holidays.

    • 52 min
    How To Bring Hope To Vulnerable Children

    How To Bring Hope To Vulnerable Children

    It begins with compassion, understanding, and making yourself and your life available. From there, it takes action. Peter is demonstrating all of this in his mission through NowIAmKnown.com and his journey as a foster dad.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 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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