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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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Oct 25, 2017

Season 7, Episode 63. This week on The Honestly Adoption Podcast, we are excited to share with you one of our exclusive "Backstage Pass" interviews from Oasis Community, our support and resource site for adoptive and foster parents.  In this interview, Mike gets honest with Ryan North as they discuss parenting methods better suited for children from trauma. Believe us, you will not want to miss this interview! 

Oct 18, 2017

Season 7, Episode 62. On this episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Mike welcomes Dr. Gary Feldman from the Stramski Children's Developmental Center to share some insights from his work with children at their International Adoption Clinic.

Oct 11, 2017

Season 7, Episode 61. In this episode, Mike and Kristin interview author and speaker, Natalie Brenner, on the topic of pain and grief. This is an important topic for all adoptive and foster parents. Natalie is the author of a wonderful book, This Undeserved Life: Uncovering the gifts of grief and the fullness of life.

Oct 4, 2017

Season 7, Episode 60. In this episode, Mike interviews Deborah Gray (LCSW) on the topic of Attachment. Today, Deborah offers both hope, as well as amazing advice, for any parent who is dealing with attachment issues.

Sep 27, 2017

Season 7, Episode 59. In this episode, Mike interviews Angela Tucker, a voice for transracial adoption and the focus of the popular documentary, Closure. Today, Angela has an open and honest conversation with Kristin and Mike on transracial adoption from the perspective of a transracial adoptee.

Sep 20, 2017

Season 7, Episode 58. This is it! The very first episode of the Honestly Adoption podcast. Formally the Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast, we are headed in a new direction. In this episode, Mike interviews the one and only, Dr. Ira Chasnoff, about understanding the behaviors of children with FASD.

Sep 14, 2017

#TBT to Season 1, Season 4. In this episode we're revisiting an amazing episode we did back in Season 1 with Nikka Palmer.

Sep 7, 2017

TBT to Season 2, Episode 19. In this episode we interview our daughter on what an adoptee wants you to know about open adoption. 

Aug 31, 2017

#TBT session 2. In this episode we're tossing it all the way back to our very first episode a couple of years ago, "Can You Really Find Hope On The Road Of Foster Care and Adoption?"

Aug 24, 2017

#TBT- Season 2, Episode 14. In this very first episode of our special throwback Thursday edition (leading up to the re-launch of The Honestly Adoption Podcast), we're throwing it back to Season 2. 

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.

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