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REAL MOM PODCAST
JAMIE FINN • FOSTER THE FAMILY
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A Podcast for Biological, Adoptive, & Foster Moms. No experts. No topics. Just real talk from real moms about real life.
© Foster the Family
October 7, 2019
REBEKAH: ON FINDING RHYTHMS + TRUE SELF CARE + THE GIFT OF DOWN SYNDROME
Jamie talks with biological + adoptive mom, Rebekah Lyons, on finding rhythms + true self care + the gift of Down syndrome.
August 7, 2019
MANDA: ON STEPPING IN AND OUT OF MOTHERHOOD + THE MISCONCEPTIONS OF OTHERS + CREATING SPACE
Jamie talks with foster mom, Manda Carpenter, on stepping in and out of motherhood + the misconceptions of others + creating space
July 31, 2019
KRISTIN: ON INVESTIGATIONS + PUTTING YOURSELF IN BIO FAMILY'S SHOES + THERAPY ALL AROUND
Jamie talks with adoptive mom, Kristin Berry, on investigations + putting yourself in bio family's shoes + therapy all around
July 26, 2019
SHARDAY: ON LIFE AS AN ADOPTEE + TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION + RECONNECTING WITH BIOLOGICAL FAMILY
Jamie talks with adoptee and mother, Sharday Dufrsen, on life as an adoptee + transracial adoption + reconnecting with biological family
July 18, 2019
EMILY: ON FOCUSING ON THE CALL + GETTING HELP + LEARNING TO LOVE AND SURRENDER
Jamie talks with adoptive and foster mom, Emily Norton, on focusing on the call + getting help + learning to love and surrender.
June 19, 2019
JENNIFER: ON PLACING A CHILD FOR ADOPTION + HAVING COMPASSION ON BIRTH MOMS + HOLDING JOY AND PAIN TOGETHER
Jamie talks with adoptive and birth mom, Jennifer Wooley, on placing a child for adoption + having compassion on birth moms + holding joy and pain together.
June 13, 2019
ANGELA: ON EMBRYO ADOPTION + LOVING IN OBEDIENCE + GOING INTO ADOPTION WITH NO UNDERSTANDING OF TRAUMA
Jamie talks with bio and adoptive mom, Angela Braniff, on embryo adoption + loving in obedience + going into adoption with no understanding of trauma
June 6, 2019
SHEA: ON THE GRIEF OF GOODBYE + PERSONAL CHILDHOOD TRAUMA + BEING A PART OF BIO PARENT'S VILLAGE
Jamie talks with bio and foster mom, Shea Balajadia, on the grief of goodbye + personal childhood trauma + being a part of bio parent's village.
May 23, 2019
VALERIE: ON BEING FLEXIBLE + CHANGING THE TONE WITH YOUR MOM FRIENDS + SUPPORTING ADOPTION WITHOUT ADOPTING
Jamie talks with bio mom, Valerie Woerner, on being flexible + changing the tone with your mom friends + supporting adoption without adopting.
May 16, 2019
RACHEL: ON LOSING YOUR IDENTITY AS A MOM + EXPERIENCING LOSS THROUGH EVERY STAGE + THE PRIVILEGE OF ADOPTION
Jamie talks with bio + adoptive mom, Rachel King, on losing your identity as a mom + experiencing loss through every stage + the privilege of adoption.
May 10, 2019
FRIDAY FIFTEEN: INSTALLMENT #3
Friday Fifteen Installment #3
May 3, 2019
CASEY: ON FEELING FORGOTTEN BY GOD + PRESSING IN THROUGH THE WAIT + PRIVATE DOMESTIC ADOPTION
Jamie talks with bio + adoptive + foster mom on feeling forgotten by God + pressing in through the wait + private domestic adoption.
April 26, 2019
FRIDAY FIFTEEN: INSTALLMENT #2
Jamie Finn, bio + adoptive + foster mom, talks jealousy + believing Jesus is better + practicing trust in the small moments + riced cauliflower.
April 24, 2019
JAMIE: ON STAYING GUARDED + PACKING UP AND SAYING GOOD-BYE + TALKING ADOPTION WITH YOUR KIDS
Jamie talks with adoptive and foster mom, Jamie, on staying guarded + packing up and saying good-bye + talking adoption with your kids.
April 11, 2019
KATIE: ON ADOPTING SIBLINGS + ATTACHING THROUGH THE UNKNOWN + LEARNING ON THE JOURNEY
Jamie talks with adoptive and foster single mom, Katie Page, on adopting siblings + attaching through the unknown + learning on the journey.
March 2, 2019
MARALEE: ON FINDING YOUR IDENTITY AS A FOSTER MOM + MAKING CASSEROLES + BEING THE KEEPER OF YOUR FOSTER CHILD'S STORY
Jamie talks with biological, adoptive, and former mom, Maralee Bradley, on finding your identity as a foster mom + making casseroles + being the keeper of your foster child's story.
February 22, 2019
FRIDAY FIFTEEN: INSTALLMENT #1
Jamie Finn, bio + adoptive + foster mom, talks staying in the messy with bio parents, Job + how no one can get in the way of God's plan + fake Girl Scout cookies
February 22, 2019
JESSICA: ON INFERTILITY + BUDGETING YOUR EMOTIONS + UNDERSTANDING THE PRODIGAL SON
Jamie talks with adoptive and foster mom, Jessica Satterfield, on infertility + budgeting your emotions + understanding the prodigal son.
December 14, 2018
MELISSA: ON ADOPTING AS AN ADOPTEE + BEING ENOUGH FOR YOUR KIDS + MINDFULNESS
Jamie talks with biological and adoptive mom, Melissa Corkum, on adopting as an adoptee + being "enough" for your kids + mindfulness.
November 29, 2018
MELANIE: ON THE RIGHT CHILD + UNDIAGNOSED HEALTH ISSUES + POST ADOPTION DEPRESSION
Jamie talks with biological and adoptive mom, Melanie Taylor, on the right child, undiagnosed health issues, and post adoption depression.
November 21, 2018
LISA: ON FOLLOWING GOD INTO THE HARD + UNEXPECTED ADOPTION + RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS
Jamie talks with birth, biological, adoptive, and foster mom (and former foster youth!), Lisa Qualls, on following God into the hard + unexpected adoption + residential treatment centers.
July 17, 2018
JAMI: ON FAILED ADOPTION MATCHES + LIFE IN A BIG FAMILY + SELF-CARE
Jamie talks with fellow bio + adoptive mom and founder of The Forgotten Initiative, on failed adoption matches + life in a big family + self-care.
June 15, 2018
KIM: ON SPECIAL NEEDS + WAITING FOR ADOPTION + PLAYING THE GAME OF FOSTER CARE
Jamie talks with fellow bio + foster mom on special needs + waiting for adoption + playing the game of foster care.
June 5, 2018
HALLIE: ON SINGLE MOMHOOD + SUPPORTING FOSTER FAMILIES + SERVING AS A CASA
Jamie talks with fellow foster mom, Hallie Graves, on single momhood + supporting foster families + serving as a CASA.
May 21, 2018
KRYSTLE: ON FAILED REUNIFICATION + PUSHY LOVE + PLAYING A PART IN ANOTHER FAMILY'S ADOPTION STORY
Jamie talks with fellow bio + foster mom, Krystle Bowen, on failed reunification + pushy love + playing a part in another family's adoption story.
May 2, 2018
KRISTIN: ON OLDER CHILD ADOPTION + SHARING YOUR CHILD'S STORY WITH THEM + CONNECTING WITH BIRTH PARENTS
Jamie talks with fellow adoptive mom, Kristin Berry, about older child adoption + sharing your child's story with them + connecting with birth parents.
April 18, 2018
BRYN: ON SPECIAL NEEDS + CHECKLISTS + BOUNDARIES IN FOSTER CARE
Jamie talks with fellow biological, adoptive, and foster mom, Bryn Wied, about special needs + checklists + boundaries in foster care.
April 6, 2018
MIKA: ON BEING A NEW FOSTER PARENT + FINDING COMMUNITY ONLINE + BEING "JUST" A FOSTER FAMILY
Jamie talks with fellow foster mama, Mika Beggs, about being a new foster parent + finding community online + being "just" a foster family.
March 27, 2018
LAURIE: ON WORSHIPPING GOD BY CLEANING CHEERIOS + RAISING BOYS + MOMMING IN OVER YOUR HEAD
Jamie talks with fellow mama, Laurie Reyes, about worshipping God by cleaning Cheerios + raising boys + momming in over your head
March 20, 2018
CHELSEA: ON TODDLERS AND TEENS + SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS + THE (MASSIVE) EXPENSE OF INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION
Jamie talks with fellow adoptive mama, Chelsea McKoy, about juggling toddlers and teens, adopting a child with special medical needs, and the massive expense of international adoption.
March 13, 2018
AMANDA: ON FOSTERING TEENS + TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION IN A SMALL TOWN + JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Jamie talks with fellow foster + adoptive mama, Amanda Creamer, about fostering teenagers and transracial adoption in a small town and Justin Timberlake
March 6, 2018
WHITNEY: ON INFERTILITY + TWEENS + DEALING WITH SOCIAL WORKERS
Jamie talks with fellow biological, foster + adoptive mama, Whitney Bunker, about infertility + tweens + dealing with social workers.
February 28, 2018
KRISTY: ON HUSBANDS + THERAPY + GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
Jamie talks with fellow biological, foster + adoptive mama, Kristy Sutton, about husbands + therapy + girl scout cookies.
February 20, 2018
LISA: ON BIRTH MOMS + FARMHOUSES + GIVING DREAMS TO GOD
Jamie talks with fellow foster + biological mama, Lisa Robertson, about birth moms + farmhouses + giving dreams to God.
February 6, 2018
EMILY: ON FIRST TIME PARENTING + BOOKS + HELPING YOUR KIDS SAY GOOD-BYE
Jamie talks with fellow foster + adoptive mama, Emily Attaway about first time parenting + books + helping your kids say good-bye.
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