Join Us For A Free Online Event About Finding Hope!

We all need hope on the journey of foster care, adoption and special needs parenting. But, often, it feels so far away. We start to wonder, “Will I never find any?”

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Hope. Just saying the word fills you with a myriad of emotions, doesn’t it? You either feel a peace that passes all understanding because you’ve discovered hope, or you’re struggling to breathe because you’ve lost hope altogether.  Sometimes we look at life, and the difficult circumstances we are presently in with our children, and feel as though we’ll never find our way through this. But what if we told you, there is hope. And, you can find it!

Practical Strategies To Help Parents Who Are Raising Children With FASD.

Season 5, Episode 40- The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast

Parenting children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders can often feel hopeless and void of answers. In the debut of Season 5, Mike and Matt discuss practical strategies to help parents form a plan and find answers.

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There are an estimated 40,000 infants born every year with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. As we’ve mentioned many times the past on this blog and podcast, this is a disorder that is widely misunderstood and even judged. But there is new light being shed on the subject and it’s helping parents find resources and answers. We know how difficult it is day in and day out, to parent a son or daughter who suffers from this disorder. That’s why we’ve dedicated this episode to walking through some very practical and helpful strategies to help parents, on the journey of foster care and adoption, who feel helpless and hopeless as they parent children with FASD.

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We are excited to announce that Kristin will be speaking at Deeply Loved, a retreat for foster and adoptive moms, in Whitefish, Montana, October 28-29, 2017. Deeply Loved is an event sponsored by Child Bridge in Montana.

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Date: October 28, 2017—October 29, 2017
Event: Deeply Loved Retreat
Location: Whitefish, Montana
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

We are both excited to be speaking at the first ever Take Heart And Thrive Conference in Walnut Creek, California on April 28th and 29th.

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Date: April 28, 2017—April 29, 2017
Event: Take Heart And Thrive Conference
Location: Walnut Creek, California
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

6 Adoption Do-Overs I’d Take If I Could.

We all wish we could go back in time and change something we did wrong, or didn’t do at all. While it’s not possible, we can certainly learn from past mistakes and grow as we move forward.

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Oh how I wish time machines were real. Like, for real, real! I’m not even kidding. I’ll admit it openly here…I secretly watch Back To The Future with a bit of wishful thinking. I think through some of my royal screw-ups from the yester-years, shake my head, grit my teeth, and think, If only! If only I could hop into that glorious Delorean with Marty and bust a move back to that instance, that one moment, that day I said something I didn’t mean, or that traumatic fall out with one of our kids, and do things differently.

Mike will be co-leading and teaching at back-to-back Road Trip: Colorado experiences, this October in the mountains of Colorado. Road Trip is an exclusive event designed by foster and adoptive dads, for foster and adoptive dads. To learn more, click here.

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Date: October 8, 2017—October 14, 2017
Event: Road Trip: Colorado
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Kristin will be speaking at the brand new Rejuvenate Retreat for foster and adoptive moms this October in Eastern Pennsylvania. To learn more about Rejuvenate, click here.

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Date: October 20, 2017—October 22, 2017
Event: Rejuvenate Retreat- Pennsylvania
Location: Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

We are both excited to announce that we will be returning to Refresh Chicago as general session and breakout speakers, October 6-7, 2017. To learn more about this conference and organization, click here.

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Interested in bringing us to your event? Click here for info!

Date: October 6, 2017—October 7, 2017
Event: Refresh Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.