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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 listeners worldwide

Dec 30, 2021

In the very last podcast episode of 2021, Mike and Kristin, with Nicole Goerges, have an open and frank conversation about our children's diets, ingredients that can cause behaviors to ramp up, alternatives to foods and treats with lots of sugar and food dyes, and how to go about changing your family's diet to help...


Dec 24, 2021

Your child is likely dealing with executive function disruption, which happens as a result of his or her trauma history. Our executive function abilities come from the pre-frontal cortex of our brain, and help us do things like carry out tasks, manage time, and stay organized among other things. And this is precisely...


Dec 17, 2021

In this latest episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Mike and Kristin have an open conversation about trauma, behaviors, and understanding where your child is coming from.

In this episode, they cover...

  • The brain-basis of trauma. 
  • Your response as a caregiver.
  • Keys to de-escalate extreme behavior.

Also on the...


Dec 10, 2021

Julie Bogart is the popular voice of common sense and compassion in the homeschool community. She's the creator of the innovative writing program called Brave Writer and the popular fast-growing practice called Poetry Teatime. She’s the founder of a homeschool coaching community called the Brave Learner Home. She home...


Dec 3, 2021

To begin this Holiday Season, we invite you to understand that you are a good parent, and you're doing great things. Even if you struggle to believe this about yourself, Mike and Kristin share some valuable truths about you, and the work you do, in this episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.

Here are the 7 Truths...