Foster Parenting Podcast
Husband and wife, Tim and Wendy (along with some friends), share a lot of the same things we share here: personal insights and experiences on foster care and adoption. The difference is, it's all audio (surprise!).
Tim and Wendy discuss foster care with humor, insight and Christian faith. They share their everyday ups and downs as a foster family hoping to adopt.
“If we can help a family be reunified, then we’re all about that … and if it comes to a point where they’re not reunified, then we would step up and adopt.” —Dan & Krysta
Though the conversation is outlined ahead of time, it doesn’t feel rehearsed. It feels genuine and is a great format for sharing the ups, downs, frustrations and fun a family encounters while fostering. Tim and Wendy set a great example as they experience the roller coaster that is the foster-to-adopt process. So hard, but so worth it.
In the most recent episode, some friends (Dan and Krysta) share some news from a recent court date, relationships with biological parents, and talk about learning to style their African American foster children’s hair.
Krysta had this to share about an interaction she had with her kid’s biological mother on mother’s day:
“I had a great day, but I kept thinking about her being at home without her kids. It must have been a rough day for her… and I thought it was very sweet and generous of her to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day.’”
Later in the episode, the couple shares about a highly anticipated court date:
“We got someone to watch the kids and planned it all out because we thought it was going to be a big date to see what was going to happen and we showed up and… the judge walked in and 2 minutes (maybe 5 minutes) later, because of a clerical error, we had to reschedule for a month later – that was the earliest it could be.”
What I appreciate most about this podcast is the coupling of a Godly perspective with incredibly practical stories and lessons. There’s a big difference between those who live in ministry and those who talk about how we should be living in ministry. The Foster Parenting Podcasters are in the trenches so to speak. There’s a winsomeness in their words and I think it has a lot to do with being definitively “in it.”
So plug-in your headphones or jack-in your iPod and give the Foster Parenting Podcast a listen.