Have you ever been under investigation as a foster family? We have! And we are here to share about it. Not the details of our investigation per se, but definitely what happened when we found out, and how it panned out. Listen to the episode to hear alllllll about it! So, we have been a […]
Planning and budgeting for the holidays as a foster family Thanksgiving has come and gone, but we are truly in the thick of the holidays! We get this season can be SO STRESSFUL for so many people, but it doesn’t have to be that way if we can plan appropriately. Let’s make this the best […]
This week’s episode talks about the magic of November as we celebrate National Adoption Month and Thanksgiving! We are strong advocates for adoption via foster care, and that’s what this month is for! National Adoption Month and Day! November 23rd 2019 is National Adoption Day, which is so exciting as we know this is a […]
Hey friends! Welcome back for another episode of the Fostering Voices podcast. This week we were late putting up this episode as we normally put them out on Saturday mornings before 9am. BUT, we did a keynote presentation at the Foster Arizona annual Gala, and that was on Saturday night, so we chose to release […]
This week’s episode features an interview with Kara Lackey, who with her husband, Jason, created the Know and Love Quiz! This quiz is a FREE resource for families! It will help you to know and love your kids better, and to meet each child’s unique needs. They started off on this journey to help themselves […]
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.