The Honestly Adoption Podcast

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, with Mike and Kristen Berry, is a podcast dedicated to being a real voice, bringing real hope to parents on the foster and adoptive journey.
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Aug 16, 2017

Season 6, Episode 57. In the final episode of Season 6, Mike interviews adoptee Sandeep Thomas on his traumatic past, and finding hope in-spite of it.  

Aug 9, 2017

Season 6, Episode 56. In this episode, Mike interviews Lisa Qualls. Lisa's story is one of defeat, devastation, but also immense hope through unexpected trials. 

Aug 2, 2017

Season 6, Episode 55. In this episode Mike interviews Carrie Blaske about self care. 

Jul 25, 2017

Season 6, Episode 54. In this episode, Sandra Flach, from Justice For Orphans, interviews Mike on his and Kristin's adoptive journey.

Jul 19, 2017

Season 6, Episode 53. in this episode Mike interviews Jesse and Andrea DeBoer who are domestic and international adoptive parents, as well as foster parents in the US.

Jul 12, 2017

Season 6, Episode 52. In this episode, Mike interviews author and blogger Courtney Westlake on becoming a special needs parent without warning. 

Jun 28, 2017

Season 6, Episode 50. In this episode, Mike interviews one of our team members, Michelle McKinney on their journey in parenting children with a known disease that carries a lot of stigmas and mistruth. 

Jun 21, 2017

Season 6, Episode 49. In the Season 6 debut, Mike kicks off a new summer series entitled "The Stuff I Learned." His guest in this episode is Natalie Brenner, an author and blogger from Portland, Oregon. 

Jun 7, 2017

Season 6, Episode 51. In this episode, Mike interviews Megan Stroup, former Case Manger and now the director of a special visitation center in central Indiana called Helen's House.

May 25, 2017

Season 5, Episode 48. In this episode, the crew discusses some practical strategies to help navigate summer vacation with children who thrive in structure. 

May 17, 2017

Season 5, Episode 47. In this latest episode, the crew discusses how to effectively communicate the needs of your children if they don't have an IEP. 

May 11, 2017

Season 5, Episode 46. In this episode the crew discusses practical ways you can help your children navigate a world that is still very much racially divided. 

Apr 5, 2017

Season 5, Episode 45. In this episode we are answering one of the biggest questions we receive from foster and adoptive parents? How do you maintain a level of respect for birth parents when their choices are so bad?

Mar 29, 2017

Season 5, Episode 44. In this episode, Matt, Kristin, Mike and Nicole discuss practical steps you can take if you are about to re-enter the foster care journey.

Mar 22, 2017

Season 5, Episode 43. In this episode, the crew discusses the pros and cons of placing your child on medication, and some of the alternatives.

Mar 15, 2017

Season 5, Episode 42. In this episode Mike and Matt discuss 5 key things the church can do to better support foster and adoptive families. 

Mar 8, 2017

Season 5, Episode 41. In this episode Mike and Matt discuss practical tips for staying healthy as married couples when the journey of foster care and adoption becomes tough.

Feb 22, 2017

Season 5, Episode 40. In this episode Mike and our new host, Matt McCarrick discuss practical strategies to help parents who are in the trenches of raising children with FASD.

Feb 1, 2017

Season 4, Episode 39. In our conclusion of Season 4, we're in part 2 of Dads and Adoption, and we're talking about how a spouse can help her husband overcome his resistance of adoption.

Jan 26, 2017

Season 4, Episode 38. In this first of a 2-part series, we are talking about dads and adoption, and specifically why guys tend to be so resistant to adoption.

Jan 11, 2017

Season 4, Episode 37. In this episode we're sharing a recent recording from the debut Refresh Chicago conference. 

Dec 21, 2016

Season 4, Episode 36. In this episode Mike interviews Jason Weber, the National Director of Foster Care Initiatives at Christian Alliance For Orphans.

Dec 14, 2016

Season 4, Episode 35. In this episode we discuss some practical steps you can take if, or when, you are investigated by department of child services.

Dec 8, 2016

Season 4, Episode 34. In this episode we outline the 4 keys to finding the right people for your support system in foster care and adoption.

Nov 23, 2016

Season 4, Episode 33. In the episode we share a recent session we taught on self care. 

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