Archive for March 2014

One Of The Biggest Lies We Believe!

It’s one of the biggest lies we believe as husbands, wives, and parents. I’ve believed it, you’ve believed it, and chances are, because life claws at us deeply at times, we’ll believe it again!


Stop Comparing Yourself!

Stop it! Just stop it! I’m serious…knock it off! Stop comparing yourself to other moms, other dads, other families, other lives! It’s not doing you any good. Know why I know? Because I used to do this…. a lot!


4 Reasons Why Every Parent Should Be A Fan Of Boundaries

I have always been a fan of setting clear and well-defined boundaries for children. I believed this even before I became a parent. But now that I am one, the fan-ship has grown exponentially. Sadly, I’ve met a lot of parents who feel the opposite. The reward you gain from setting boundaries goes beyond comprehension but it takes a long time, and a lot of consistency, before you receive it.


When Everything Falls Apart!

Let’s face it- life is extremely hard. The days filled with light and promise are sometimes few and far between. We understand this reality because we’ve experienced it first-hand in our family. But we’re also learning a valuable lesson about hope and the power of community!


The Biggest Fears Of Husbands And Fathers.

As a father and husband, I have fears. At times, it seems as though the fear I wrestle with is crippling. I fear failing my children. I fear failing my wife. I fear my weaknesses being exposed. But I’ve discovered something along the way, as I wrestle with this ongoing battle: Admitting the fears I have, and facing them head on, brings about the strength I need to make it through each day.


How Do You Successfully Foster Teenagers?

Over the past decade we have welcomed a handful of pre-teens and teenagers into our home through foster care. As you can imagine, we’ve learned a few things a long the way. Fostering teenagers is one of the most misunderstood areas of foster parenting. Hopefully this post clears up some of the misunderstandings.


Seize Every Opportunity!

One of the biggest lessons I’m learning, as my children grow older, is to seize every opportunity I’m given to speak love and truth into their young lives. It’s not easy, and I fail often. But, man oh man is it worth it.


When You Fail…

And you WILL, there are a few things you must do to move forward, not backward. How do I know? I am still learning to do them everyday when it comes to life, family, parenting, and marriage!

Mike and Kristin Berry are the Co-Founders of The Honestly Adoption Company and have been parents for nearly two decades. They are the authors of six books, and the host of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is the executive assistant to Mike and Kristin Berry. And she is the best in the land. In addition to providing a warm and friendly response to the many emails our company receives on a weekly basis, she also manages Mike and Kristin’s speaking and meeting schedules, and makes sure that team events go off without a hitch.

Nicole Goerges

Nicole Goerges is a Content Contributor & Special Consultant for The Honestly Adoption Company. She works with Mike and Kristin as a recurring co-host for the Honestly Adoption Podcast, and co-host of Kitchen Table Talks, exclusive video content for Oasis Community, along with Kristin. She is a fellow adoptive mom, and former foster parent.

Matt McCarrick

Matt McCarrick is the Content Production Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. If you’ve loved listening to our podcast, or enjoyed any of the videos trainings we’ve published, you have Matt to thank. He oversees all of our content production, from video edits, to making sure the tags are correct on YouTube, to uploading new videos to Oasis, to hitting publish on a podcast episode, he’s a content wonder!

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson is the Community Engagement Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. She spends the bulk of her time interacting with, and helping, people through our various social media channels, as well as providing support for Oasis Community members through chat support or Zoom calls. In the same spirit as Beaver, Karen is also passionate about connecting with parents and making them feel loved and supported. Karen is also an FASD trainer and travels often, equipping and encouraging parents.

Beaver Trumble

Beaver Trumble is the Customer Care Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. Chances are, if you have been in need of technical support, or forgotten your password to one of our courses, you have interacted with Beaver. He is an absolute pro at customer care. In fact, he single-handedly revolutionized our customer care department last year. Beaver is passionate about connecting with parents and making them feel loved and encouraged.

Kristin Berry

Kristin Berry is the co-founder of, and Chief Content Specialist for, The Honestly Adoption Company. She spends most of her time researching and connecting with guests for our podcast, as well as direction, designing and publishing a lot of the content for our social media channels, blog and podcast. She loves to connect with fellow parents around the world, and share the message of hope with them.

Mike Berry

Mike Berry is the co-founder of, and Chief Marketing Specialist for, The Honestly Adoption Company. He spends the bulk of his time and energy designing and building many of the resources you see within our company, as well as social media and email campaigns. His goal is to use media as a means to encourage and equip parents around the world. He is also the co-host of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.