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Why Discovering Truth In History Has Never Been More Important

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.

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How To Build Resiliency As A Foster Care Provider

There’s no doubt about it: the foster care journey is often difficult. From an inefficient system, to prolonged cases, to overworked case managers, it often leaves care givers bewildered, exhausted, and ready to give up. How can parents on this journey build resiliency, and the will to keep going?

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Why Being Trauma Informed Changes Everything

“Trauma colors everything.” -Andie Coston. Wow! As caregivers of children who have experienced trauma in their past, you know how true this statement is. The question then is, how can we do the best job possible in caring for our children?

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How To Find Success With FASD

Parenting a child, or young adult, with a FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) can be daunting, and just plain hard. If you’re like many parents, you’ve tried everything, and you’re losing your hair for pulling it out. You wonder if your circumstances will ever change? You wonder if you’ll ever be able to help your child? If this is you…we have good news!

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How To Become A Connected Parent

Have you ever wondered if there was some secret to forming a better connection with your child? In the midst of meltdowns, defiant behaviors, or dysregulation, wouldn’t it be nice if you had a script to work from to help them re-regulate quickly? If so, you won’t want to miss our latest episode of the podcast…

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Thoughts On Hair Care And Support For Transracial Adoptees

We believe deeply in racial equality and listening to and learning from black voices who are illuminating the way for justice and understanding. As we continue to amplify and highlight black voices, we are pleased to share one of our favorite interviews on the podcast. Are you a transracial adoptive family, foster family or multiracial family? Are you a person with fantastic curly hair? Whoever you are and whatever type of hair you have, you will love Janine Beachy. She was a true delight to interview.

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How A Former Foster Youth Is Telling A Different Adoption Story

As we continue to amplify and highlight black voices, we are pleased to share a recent interview we did with Tori Peterson who is a former foster youth, now foster and adoptive mom. Tori Petersen is amazing, and is actively changing the story of adoption and foster care in the United States. She spends her time advocating, on a national level, for better services for children in foster care. Make sure you check out her Instagram here. Listen to the interview….

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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.