Archive for June 2014

Is She The Apple Of Your Eye?

If there’s a tune playing, it’s a guarantee that my 12-year old daughter is dancing. Anyone who knows her well, knows how true this is. Although she swayed and stepped without a care, the other day, she made sure to look up every so often to see if I was watching her.


Why Raising Children Is Like Investing In A Retirement Account.

A few days ago I received a statement from my investment guy at Morgan Stanley. I was encouraged to see that my investment account was growing. Always a good sign for a guy who hopes to retire before I’m dead :-). But, for as much growth as the account had sustained, I still had a long way to go until the dividends started paying off. As I sifted through each page, the thought occurred to me- raising children is very much the same.


6 Things Stay-At-Home Moms Want The World To Know.

I’ve been married to a stay-at-home mom for nearly 15 years. Every day I am eternally grateful that she chose the career path she did because I see my children growing and learning from the invaluable life lessons she consistently pours into them. But I’ve also learned, by listening to her and several others, how confused the world seems to be over the choice that many moms make to stay at home with their children.


I Had The Best Day With You Today.

This past weekend was Father’s Day weekend. To say that it was a good one would be a huge understatement. In my opinion it was the best yet. I was blessed to be with friends and family the entire weekend. But the best part? Taking an entire weekend to be with the most important people in the world- my wife and children!


3 Reasons Why Consistency Pays Off In Foster Parenting.

In the uncertain and inconsistent world of foster care, how do you achieve the results and positive traction you are hoping for with the children who are placed in your care? The answer: consistency. It was a warm spring afternoon when we made the long drive from our house to the visitation center. The rules were clear, or so we thought- after 3 missed visits in a row, all visitation rights would be suspended for the birth parents. “Surely she would show up for this one,” my wife and I both thought. “Surely she wouldn’t leave her daughter waiting for


How In The World Could You Miss This?

I don’t get it! I simply don’t get it! There’s no way I will ever wrap my mind around it. It baffles me every time I think about it. I don’t understand how a man can walk out on his wife and kids. Really! How in the world could you miss all of this?

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.