Foster Adoption Podcast
Foster Adoption Podcast
Adam R.
What is it like to go through the foster-to-adopt process? The Foster Adoption Podcast is a resource for people who are interested in growing their family by adopting children from foster care. Follow along the journey of one couple adopting children from foster care.
Episode 20: The Good Stuff About Parenting
Matt joins Adam for a special 20th episode that details all of the amazing parts of being a parent and adopting from foster care.
Apr 8, 2017
43 min
Episode 19: A Resolution In Court
The dramatic conclusion to our experience in court to try and adopt our boys. Listen to what it is like to share a court waiting room with the birth family and what the termination of parental rights looks like.
Oct 14, 2016
18 min
Episode 18: Is This The End?
The time between court dates was filled with emotion and preparation for the possibility that the boys could be leaving. Learn more about birth parent visits, caregiver reports and emotionally preparing for different outcomes.
Sep 22, 2016
19 min
Episode 17: Our Dramatic First Court Date
The court experience is intense and filled with emotions - this episode details our dramatic first time in court and it is complete with everything you have ever wanted to know about foster care court dates.
Aug 24, 2016
25 min
Episode 16: Education Rights and Foster Care Bureaucracy
Do you want to hear a quintessential story about how cray the foster system can be? I give you our educational rights story. How we navigated the bureaucracy of being able to get speech services for our son.
Aug 24, 2016
8 min
Episode 15: The First Birth Mother Visit
There were lots of emotions after the Birth Mother didn't show up to the scheduled visit. Now that she showed up for a visit, a waterfall of emotions and feelings flowed down.
Jun 2, 2016
12 min
Episode 14: The First Birth Mother Phone Call
The Birth Mother called and spoke to the boys for the first time and we made every mistake in the book, so you don't have to. Hear the emotions and the chaos involved in our first phone call.
Jun 2, 2016
7 min
Episode 13: Birth Parent Calls and Visits
Birth parent calls and visits can be filled with intensities and emotions, but what are the very first moments like of having contact with your child's birth parent? Here is our story.
Apr 17, 2016
12 min
Episode 12: Reality and Bureaucracy of Foster Care
A special and fun announcement is made! Plus a look at a few of the bureaucratic trials and tribulations of the first week of the boys moving in, including dealing with the medical system, county social workers and a deluge of meetings and appointments.
Apr 17, 2016
12 min
Episode 11: Move-In Day!!!
The day we dreamt of our whole lives was here. The boys moved in on Valentine's Day and the reality of having our boys living with their hopeful forever family was upon us on this magical day.
Feb 25, 2016
7 min
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