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ThinkOrphan, the podcast for orphan excellence, helping you navigate the global orphan crisis with experts from around the world.

The ThinkOrphan Podcast 1MILLIONHOME

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 68 Ratings

ThinkOrphan, the podcast for orphan excellence, helping you navigate the global orphan crisis with experts from around the world.

    The Care Leader Compilation

    The Care Leader Compilation

    This week we're jumping into our first summer compilation episode and we're learning from friends and colleagues throughout the world about leaving care. Nabs, Sinet, Grace and Tamrat give us first hand accounts of growing up in orphanages in the Global South. Beyond hearing their stories, they also provide insight for moving care forward. We'd encourage you to check out their respective organizations to learn more about care reform and pursuing family care in their respective countries.
    Mohamed Nabieu - Helping Children Worldwide - Sierra Leone
    Sinet Chan - Cambodia Children's Trust - Cambodia
    Grace Njeri - Weza Care Solutions - Kenya
    Tamrat Kebede - Selamta Family Project - Ethiopia
    Full show notes can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 49 min
    Simon Njoroge - Supporting Domestic Adoption in Kenya

    Simon Njoroge - Supporting Domestic Adoption in Kenya

    In episode 201, we're talking with Simon Njoroge about his work in family based care, welfare reform and the adoption landscape in Kenya. A little change up, we gave Phil a break and recorded this episode live at the 1MILLIONHOME office in Tacoma, Washington. Apologies for slight audio issue at the start of interview, Brandon is a work in progress! We know you'll learn a lot from Simon and his experience as an adoptee, an advocate and an administrator working in orphan care. 
    Full show notes can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 59 min
    200th Episode Reunion!

    200th Episode Reunion!

    In this special episode of Think Orphan, we celebrate the 200th episode! What started as an idea that Phil just hoped people would listen to has turned into a resource, a movement and a community focused on loving orphaned and vulnerable children with excellence. Join us for this episode where we bring back former hosts, hear from past guests and current listeners and of course look forward to the many more episodes to come.
    Full show notes can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jedd Medefind - Abortion and the Future of Orphan Care

    Jedd Medefind - Abortion and the Future of Orphan Care

    In episode 199, we're talking with old friend and President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Jedd Medefind. With his years of leadership in the OVC space, we pick Jedd's brain on what trends he's seeing and what the future might hold for advocates and practitioners alike. We then get into a longer conversation on Roe v. Wade and the practical implications if federal legislation on abortion changes. 
    Full show notes can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Alycia Pinizzotto - Writing a New Story in Guatemala

    Alycia Pinizzotto - Writing a New Story in Guatemala

    In episode 198, we're speaking with Alycia Pinizzotto of Story International in Guatemala about piloting foster care in a new context, parenting teens and ministering in the midst of tragedy. Alycia brings a lot of first-hand experience and thoughtful reflections on ministering to orphans and vulnerable children, not only in Guatemala but in the US system as well.
    Full show notes can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Brittany Salmon - Navigating Cross-Cultural Adoption

    Brittany Salmon - Navigating Cross-Cultural Adoption

    In episode 197, we're speaking with author, professor and mother Brittany Salmon about the in's and out's of cross-cultural and trans-racial adoption. We learn not only from her family's experience but also research and writing that she's put together in her new book, It Takes More Than Love. After the interview, Brandon and Phil discuss race a little further and emphasize the importance of listening and building towards unity.
    Full show notes can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Kaitlin Riffel ,

Definitely Worth a Listen!!

The Think Orphan Podcast is incredibly informative, conversational and thoughtful in the way they approached tough subjects. There was a wide variety of topics talked about by people who are well informed and have done a lot of work with orphans and vulnerable children. This is a great resource to learn more about organizations who are working to alleviate this problem and who will give helpful opinions and resources on how we can take tangible steps to help with this issue! Definitely is a humbling podcast and makes me recognize that the world is far bigger than just me :) thankful for this resource!

Ayye Deb ,

A Student’s Perspective

There are many treasures throughout these episodes! For a course called, “Orphaned and Vulnerable Children,” we were given this podcast to go through to listen and reflect on the conversations within various episodes. I’m so blessed to have been exposed to such insights! This podcast’s scope of conversations makes each episode worth the time to listen!! It’s not just focused on one problem within the orphan crisis which creates a great atmosphere for tough talks and vulnerability! I would recommend to all! Caring for orphaned and Vulnerable children should be a Christina “thing” rather Everyone pursuit.

kar_woo ,

Worth the Listen! :)

The Think Orphan Podcast was super informative and engaging! Something I really enjoyed was being able to go through and hear some of the same speakers on different topics. It added a level of continuity while still providing new and intriguing facts with each new podcast. I also really enjoyed hearing how the Lord worked in each of the speaker’s lives to get them to the place where they felt the urge to help those who were also in need. Some individuals went very deep with great sentiment while relaying their memories while others just enjoyed sharing what they have been learning in terms of psychological advancements or even research breakthroughs. I thought it was a pretty healthy balance that gave people a chance to share their testimony while also being able to share their expertise.

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