Season 4, Episode 32. In this episode we unpack what attachment disorders look like in foster care and adoption, and how to navigate the tricky waters of it.
Season 4, Episode 31. In this episode, Nicole Goerges, co-host of the podcast, turns the mic on Mike and Kristin and asks them this question.
Season 4, Episode 30. In this season debut Mike, Kristin and Nicole answer a big question- "Is everyone called to be a foster parent?"
Season 3, Episode 28.
Season 3, Episode 27. In this episode we share Part 2 from our 3-part parenting series, Parenting On Purpose.
Season 3, Episode 26. In the very first session of a 3-part series, entitled Parenting On Purpose, we're beginning by talking about the need for us to create boundaries for ourselves as parents first and foremost.
Season 3, Episode 25. In this episode we discuss the 7 critical battles adoptive and foster parents must fight in order to win the war for the heart of their children.
Season 3, Episode 24. In this episode we're talking about how our stories as foster and adoptive parents can show the world hope.
Season 3, Episode 23. In this episode we're talking about finding hope even when everything you see and experience around you seems hopeless.
Season 3, Episode 22. In this episode, we discuss practical steps you can take when your difficult or out-of-control child pushes you to the edge or beyond.
Season 3, Episode 21. We are replaying the audio from our hugely successful online Q&A webinar on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Season 3, Episode 20. In the season premier of The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast, we welcome our good friend Andrew Schneidler to the show to talk about something that ever men need to hear when it comes to the adoptive journey.
Season 2, Episode 19. In the season finale for season 2 we are interviewing our firstborn daughter Jaala on what it's like to be adopted and not have contact with her birth family.
Season 2, Episode 18. In this episode we share the amazing audio interview that Mike did with a woman named Tricia Collins. Her story is inspiring and motivating to any foster parent who feels like they're not making a difference.
Season 2, Episode 17. In this episode we discuss the ins and outs of fostering-to-adopt. In the interview with the Robbins family we'll discover how beautiful fostering to adopt is.
Season 2, Episode 16. In this episode we're discussing the process of private adoption as we share audio from an interview with the director of a private adoption agency.
Season 2, Episode 15. In this episode we're sharing the audio recording from The Prepped & Polished Podcast, where host Alexis Avila interviews Mike on the premise behind Confessions Of An Adoptive Parent, how to navigate big obstacles, and get through the common myths surrounding adoption.
Season 2, Episode 14. In this episode, Mike, Kristin and Nicole discuss the effects of reactive attachment disorder on children from traumatic pasts, and how to keep going even when your child keeps pushing you away.
Season 2, Episode 13. In this episode, Mike, Kristin and Nicole interview Ellen Stumbo from Disability Matters and Ellenstumbo.com, on what it takes to overcome the lonely battles that parenting children with special needs often brings.
Season 2, Episode 12. In this episode we discuss practical steps to help foster and adoptive parents find more rest on the weary journey of parenting.
Season 2, Episode 11. In this episode we're playing back the audio from a video we recorded last year for adoptive and foster parents to share with their child's teachers.
Season 2, Episode 10. In this episode we discuss 7 realities that anyone who is just starting out on the foster care journey should know.
Season 2, Episode 9. In this episode Mike kicks off Season 2 by sharing the roadmap of the new season of The Honestly Speaking Podcast. We also share a recent webinar recording we did with The Refresh Conference founders, Andrew and Michele Schneidler.
Season 1, Episode 8. In this episode Mike and Kristin discuss the value of a support system in foster care and adoption and why it's so critical to your health and well being on the journey.
Season 1, Episode 7. In this episode we interview Denise Rose, who lost her son on December 24th, 2013. Denise shares the pain they went through and how they are continuing to live life each day in the wake of a devastating tragedy.