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A show about adoption, foster care, advocacy, and becoming the best caregiver possible. We take an honest look at all aspects of the adoption and foster care journey and work to bring hope and encouragement to caregivers worldwide. Learn more about our work at

Jan 21, 2023

This journey is long and can often be defeating. The fact is, parenting is hard. Sometimes, in the face of it all, we just need some solidarity.

We need to know that we are not alone, and we need to hear someone else tell us it's okay. 

In this episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, we are taking a step back from...

Jan 13, 2023

It's really, really, really hard to believe this when you're in the middle of it, but the behaviors you see in your children are not about you. They're a window into something much bigger. 

In short, the behaviors you are seeing are a direct result of trauma, not you (even though it feels like it). Once you...

Dec 30, 2022

We're concluding our special podcast series, The Insight Archives, with a question that many parents wrestle with: How do I build a connection with a child who consistently, and constantly, rejects me? 

You pour more love, and time, and energy, and resources that you can begin to keep track of into this child. You are...

Dec 23, 2022

It's week 3 of our end-of-2022 podcast series, The Insight Archives, where we're sharing some of our favorite sessions from both the 2021 and 2022 Insight Virtual Conference replays. This week, our good friend Ligia Cushman joins us to talk about how transracial adoptive families can thrive. 

Ligia's wisdom, insight,...

Dec 16, 2022

It's week 2 of our end-of-the-year podcast series, The Insight Archives. We're sharing 4 amazing sessions from the 2021 & 2022 Insight Virtual Conference! In this episode, our good friend Chuck Hagele shares valuable insights into the online world and helping our children in the best way possible!

There are so many...