Archive for December 2014

Tweaking The World Around Us.

As human beings we have a defense mechanism that we default to when our world is in chaos. It’s a safety net when one of our children, our marriage, or our family is out of control. However, it’s not healthy. There’s a better way to live.


How Do You Find Peace During Christmas?

It’s the season of peace on earth and goodwill toward men, right? The reality, however, is that many enter into the Christmas season with a lot of stress and unrest. How do you find peace during the holiday season? Our family’s answer may surprise you! It’s not an easy thing to do. In fact, the Holiday season is one of the most unrestful times of the year for our family, it seems. Every year, in-spite of our planning, early shopping, and focus, we find ourselves rushing around like crazy people up until the last minute. Peace alludes us. While it


You Were Right!

They’re not easy words to speak. In fact, they hurt at times. However, they’re extremely healthy for our well-being, and the very words our marriage and our children may need to hear!


The Healing Power In Finding Out You’re Not Alone.

There are classes, books, seminars, talk shows, magazine articles, therapists, and websites, all at our finger tips, every single day, for just about any struggle we have on the parenting journey. Most of them are pretty helpful. And most of them can help us heal from just about any wound we’ve sustained. But nothing is as healing as finding out you’re not alone.


Why Is Christmas So Stressful?

It’s one of the most recognizable, and well-known Christmas songs of all time: Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright, round yon virgin, mother and child, Holy infant, so tender and mild, sleep in Heavenly Peace. Sleep in Heavenly Peace. [Joseph Mohr, 1818]


I’m Not Really Sure You Do “Mean Well!”

On the road of parenthood, particularly foster care and adoption, there are well-meaning people and there are not so well-meaning people. Unfortunately, we’ve encountered too many of the latter. Here’s the question we’ve wrestled with: How do you respond?


She Deserves Better!

Back in October I published a post called Sex Starts In The Morning. The premise was a challenge to husbands to put their wive’s needs above their own and take on a position of servanthood in their marriage. I almost didn’t publish it, if you can believe that? Little did I know that it would become the “post read around the world!” Since it’s publish date, on October 20th, over 750,000 people have read it, around the globe. The response to the post has taught me one thing- this world is filled with a lot of people who just don’t get it!

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.