More than anything, vulnerable children need to know they are seen, heard, and known. Unfortunately, in today’s world, this doesn’t happen and children end up moving through the foster care system and aging out with little to no permanency. Fortunately, there are people like Peter Mutabazi who are changing the narrative for these children, and speaking hope into their lives.
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I want to get one thing straight to begin. This is not a post JUST for parents or caregivers. This is also for our children. When it comes to surviving this high emotion-season, our children need help surviving it. It can be all-crushing to their emotional well-being.
Loss, grief, and devastation are all part of the adoption journey at one point or another. But add in miscarriage, racial in-justice, and overcoming communication barriers and you’ve got quite a story. Our interview today has all of these storylines.
In a world overflowing with darkness, we all need a little light. What better place to find it then in greeting cards. Yes, greeting cards! We love when we see the unique story of adoption being told in unique ways.
There is a stark reality facing foster youth as they age out or step into adulthood. The reality is, not a lot of resources exist to prepare them for the next phase of life. But, there are crucial things caregivers can do now to help foster youth transition into adulthood. This is the topic of our discussion on this week’s episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.
For the past 8 months, foster and adoptive parents have had to adjust to a new normal: homeschooling. Or virtual schooling. This new season has left many confounded, confused, and often feeling defeated. But there is hope. And more importantly, there is a different way to view our children’s education. Our guest, Julie Bogart shares some valuable insight into this.
How important is finding your identity, discovering your ancestry, and preserving the family on the foster and adoption journey? Very! Just ask someone who’s walked this road personally. On our latest episode we spend time with former foster youth, adult adoptee, and advocate Tina Bauer.
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint!” used to describe everything from exercise, to home improvement, to building your savings account. It’s even been used to describe parenting. For the most part, it’s a logical statement that helps us as humans to think long-term about life. But what do you do when you’re parenting a child who can’t think long term?
In an era of “fake news,” distorted viewpoints, racial division, and short-sighted history lessons, it has never been more important to gain a well-rounded perspective of our history as a country (if you’re in the US). That’s why we’re excited to welcome Marcie Walker, from Mockingbird History Lessons to The Honestly Adoption Podcast.