Welcome To Our Brand New Blog!

Author of 5 books, podcaster, parent trainer, husband and father.

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Today is the day. It's our big reveal! We are so excited to introduce you to our brand new site. It's been a fun 5 months partnering with Michael Hyatt and Platform University to create this. We've learned so much, and grown more than we could have imagined. Are you ready? Here we go...

Gratitude, growth and excitement.

These are the three words I would use to describe the past 5 months of our makeover journey. Really, I would use them to describe the past 3 years. It’s as if we just finished crossing the Grand Canyon and we’re gazing out on the horizon, ready to begin a brand new adventure.

In a million years, we never imagined we would be standing here. It’s not everyday you receive an opportunity like the one we received from Platform University: A complete platform makeover from the people who are leading the way. We are beyond grateful for the work that Michael and his amazing team did to make our new site awesome!

We invite you to have a look around at some of the new things we are doing here. We made some big changes that we think you’re going to love!

What’s new on the site.

If you’re one of our regular readers you’ve probably noticed some big changes right off the bat. We decided that the best change we could make was to become extremely focused on reaching adoptive, foster and special needs parents. But, we’ve added a few other awesome changes as well. Here are some of them…

  1. A brand new look. Everything from the color scheme, to our pictures, to the layout, to the purpose of our site has a brand new look. The best part? We’re now laser-focused on pouring into adoptive, foster and special needs parents. This is exciting to us because this is our life and this is our mission. More on that in a minute.
  2. A new name. If our mission is to reach overwhelmed adoptive, foster and special needs parents, then our name needed to match that. Our original site was called Confessions Of A Parent which was great. It set us apart from other parenting sites and helped us gain traction in an otherwise noisy online market. It let people know right away that we were all about approaching the parenting journey with openness and honesty. But something was missing. One thing needed to change to help us really stand out. So we changed our name to Confessions Of An Adoptive Parent. We believe this accurately captures what our blog is all about!
  3. A clear purpose. We are all about speaking hope to families who are in the trenches of adoption, foster or special needs parenting. But our old site really didn’t convey this. So we made our mission crystal-clear from the very first glance at our home page. Our new mission is to help weary adoptive and foster parents find the support and validation they need to regain hope and finally stop feeling alone!
  4. A new eBook. Because we are passionate about sharing hope with adoptive, foster and special needs parents, we decided to create a brand new resource that is practical and insightful. It’s a new eBook called The Weary Parent’s Guide To Escaping Exhaustion: A Realistic 9-Day Plan To Finally Get The Rest You Need. The best part? It’s FREE! Click below to get a copy sent right to you inbox!
  5. A brand new podcast. Well…almost. Our podcast, Honestly Speaking, will launch in a little over a week on October 28th. In the same spirit as our regular posts, our podcast will feature honest and open perspectives on the parenting journey. You can get a full run down on Season 1 by clicking here.

Believe it or not, this is just the beginning. We have a few other changes that are yet to come and we can’t wait to unveil them to you. Make sure you explore the new site to see some of our new features and updated pages!

What you can expect.

As always, you will find the content we post here to be authentic, honest, and overflowing with real-life perspective. The reason is simple- The road of adoption, foster, and special needs parenting can be extremely difficult and completely exhausting. We know this first-hand because we’ve been in this trench. We understand exactly what you are going through and we want you to know this one important truth… You’re not alone! There is hope!

Moving forward, we will continue to post twice a week, with a our podcast posting every Wednesday (beginning October 28th). Everything we are about, everything we write, everything we speak on, or share here is for one purpose- to encourage, enrich, and equip adoptive, foster, and special needs parents on the difficult and exhausting journey.

We’ve been there…you’re not alone…there is hope!

A special thank you to Michael Hyatt, Megan Hyatt-Miller, Mandi Riviccio, and Chad Cannon for your generosity, talent, and encouragement! You guys are awesome and we loved every moment we had to spend with all of you.

Have you heard about Platform University? We can’t say enough about how awesome this membership site is. Through their insightful, practical, and easy-to-implement strategies, we’ve been able to grow our blog from a few hundred readers a month to over 20,000 readers a month. This is easily the best money you will spend every month! Enrollment is now open and you don’t want to miss out. Click here to watch their latest FREE video series (detailing our blog makeover), and discover how you can implement these simple yet transformational steps into your own platform!

What’s your favorite part of our new site? We would love to hear from you. You can also share your own platform building experience with us.


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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.