Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
    when it is in your power to act.

-Proverbs 3:27

Today’s episode features the voice of Donise, a 62 year old foster and adoptive mom. Her tale is a very unique, and absolutely amazing, with major hardships and tragedy mixed in for good measure. Donise has 5 grown daughters, and adopted 12 and 11 year olds, and 3 littles ages 2 and under. And they […]

Episode 27: Interview with Saint Donise

September 11, 2018

In this week’s episode, we talk about how the imprints of love that our parents and family that we grew up with, affect us in our adulthood. We talk about all of this through the lens of the book “How We Love” by Milan and Kay Yerkovich. This book is EXCELLENT and we Highly recommend […]

Episode 26: How and Why We Love the Way That We Love

September 11, 2018

Episode 25 features an interview with Rilie Norton who is truly one of the sweetest foster moms I have ever met! She may even be in the Top 10 of the Sweetest Humans I know! She is a bio mom to Ivy (9) and McCoy (3) and foster mom to two sweet kiddos (5 and […]

Episode 25: Rilie Norton, the Sweetest Foster Mom

September 11, 2018

In our time as parents, we have ‘raised’ 0-4 year olds for the last 11 years. The full count would be 7 kids for 3 months or more. We’ve done the newborn thing six times, we’ve done the toddler thing five times, and we’ve also done the two toddlers who were 14 months apart or […]

Episode 24: Surviving the Early Years

August 18, 2018

Catelin Dreibelbis is one of our favorite people. She is a determined, self-controlled, humble, and all around incredible human being. Her journey started when her mom dropped her off as a 2 year old, with her 3 siblings, to be babysat by her aunt and uncle. And her mom never came back. After that, it […]

Episode 23: The Girl with the Clean Socks

August 11, 2018

Welcome to episode 22 which features an interview with 22 year old Parker Pearson. I couldn’t have planned that out better if I had tried!!! Parker was born in South Korea, and has been with his adoptive family for 21.5 years. Check out this interview to see how Parker has managed to keep a positive […]

Episode 22: Feeling 22 With 22 year old Parker Pearson

August 4, 2018

Welcome to Season 2 of the Fostering Voices Podcast! We had an amazing 5 weeks off (even though I foolishly thought we only needed 2 weeks off). We are back, totally refreshed and ready for a new season, new guests, new listeners, and new foster adoption topics! We are actually recording this episode in our […]

Episode 21: Lion, Witch, Wardrobe

July 28, 2018

Happy Father’s Day weekend! And happy Episode 20! This episode is dedicated to Chris, the father of my children and the man of my dreams. You are such a great father, husband, and human, and I am very thankful for you! And to all the dads out there listening – thanks for all that you […]

Episode 20: Happy Father’s Day

June 16, 2018

Today’s episode is a special treat my friends! I am joined by Kim Vehon, a former foster mom, and current adoptive mom and bio mom to 7 kids. This woman is a serious piece of work who dreams big, but also is able to make those dreams into reality as well. She also happens to […]

Episode 19: Eccentric Love

June 9, 2018

Today’s Show Notes are going to be very simple and straight forward. We answered the random question: “What was your favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon?” Jihae said “Bo Knows”, which apparently was just a commercial. What she meant was “ProStars” with Bo Jackson, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan. Chris said Bugs Bunny, and Fraggle Rock, but […]

Episode 18: 5 Simple Tips for a Simply Wonderful Marriage

June 6, 2018

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