This is the last episode of Season 3! We do a brief book review on ‘Garbage Bag Suitcase‘ by Shenandoah Chefalo. It’s a memoir of Shenandoah’s life – filled with difficult years with her mother and a man she thought was her father, and difficult years in foster care, and aging out of the system. […]
Discussing whether to use the term ‘Gotcha Day’ or changing to Family Day
Interview with foster mom of 11 kids over the last 3 years
remember to be kind when communicating with others -whether it’s your spouse, your foster kids, your coworkers, anyone you interact with! Everyone has things going on beneath the surface that you may know nothing about.
This episode is near and dear to our hearts as we have Kevin and Bekah Tinter joining us on the podcast! The Tinters are GREAT supporters of our podcast, as they listen every week, and have sponsored two $100 Amazon gift card giveaways this season! But more than that – the Tinters are the amazing […]
This episode talks about how we transitioned our foster baby who we loved dearly for 10 months, to his new home.
What is a GaL? Not just a cute name for a girl. A Guardian ad Litem is a lawyer, who is assigned to a child in foster care, and their job is to represent the best interest of the children they serve. If a child in foster care is 12 and older, they are legally able to request another attorney, who advocates for what that child wants. The lighthearted example that Kim Turner shared with us is that a GaL will advocate that their client needs to eat vegetables every day, and their personal attorney can advocate that the child would like to eat candy instead. Obviously the issues are more serious, but that’s just a picture of the two lawyers’ roles in a foster child’s case.
Do you think your kids may be abusing drugs? Do you know what signs to look for? This week’s episode will help you to learn basic signs and symptoms of drug abuse. We have a great interview with the hottest law enforcement officer around. My hubs. Everyone’s lives have been touched by drugs in some […]
People often ask us questions when they are thinking about starting their foster care journey, and we love to answer them! So, when Nati and Misael Estrada asked to meet with us, we recorded the conversation so that you can hear their important questions, and our semi-important answers! Some questions that we cover in this […]
Dr. Carol Dweck wrote a great book called Mindset: The Psychology of Success, and we talk about it in this episode. Everyone talks about having a growth mindset, but how do you do that? What does that look like? And why is this so vital, especially for foster kids? In this episode, other random things […]