Join Mike and Kristin, Jamie Finn from Foster The Family Blog, and Dr. Ira Chasnoff from NTIUPstream.com for the very first Insight Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana this coming November 15th and 16th.

Date: November 15, 2019—November 16, 2019
Time: 09:00-07:00 p.m.
Event: The Insight Conference
Sponsor: Confessions Of An Adoptive Parent
Location: Wesfield, Indiana
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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3 Keys To Establishing Genuine Support For Families

Season 12, Episode 103- The Honestly Adoption Podcast

The word support can be a trigger word for many foster and adoptive parents. The reason is that often, they lack it, desperately need it, but have no idea how to find it. And many organizations are at a loss as to how to provide it. In this latest episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, we talk about 3 keys to establishing genuine support.

My good friends Josh and Jenn Hook, authors, bloggers, and leaders of Replanted Ministry and Refresh Chicago, join me on this episode. Recently, the 3 of us co-wrote the brand new book Replanted: Faith-Based Support For Foster And Adoptive Families. In this episode, we’re taking you inside the book to discuss 3 keys to finding and establishing genuine support for families. Listen In Now…

Make sure you visit the Honestly Adoption Podcast website over at www.honestlyadoption.com. You can catch up on past episodes as well as visit our latest featured resources!

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“Do You Like Celebrating Your Adoption Day?”

Tea With Teens- Episode 1

We’re excited to introduce our brand new series called Tea With Teens. Created entirely by adoptees and biological siblings, this new series gives fresh answers to some of the biggest questions parents have about their children. Check it out…

Our beautiful daughters and their friends spill the beans on everything adoption from their perspective! In this first episode they answer a viewer’s question, “Do you like celebrating your adoption day?” Got a question you’d love to have them answer on the show. Click below to submit it to us….

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Mike will be speaking at the Chelsey’s Dream Foundation seminar on Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Date: March 23, 2019
Event: Chelsey's Dream Foundation Seminar
Venue: North East Iowa Community College
Location: Peosta, Iowa
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8 Common Myths About Foster Care Dispelled

For years, foster care has been misunderstood, unfairly judged, criticized through local media and television shows, and the subject of harsh headlines. It’s time to set the record straight…

We spent 9 years in the foster care system, as a care-givers to more than 23 children. Six of those children never left our care and became a permanent part of our family from 2008 until 2012. Our years in the system were trying but also filled with lots of beautiful moments. Thankfully we made it a point to live with as much peace as possible. As a result, we still have relationships with many of the children we fostered, as well as their families. 

How To Help Your Child Cope With Being Held Back A Grade In School.

We’ve made it to the end of another school year which means IEP reviews, final meetings with teachers and administrators, and directional decisions for the upcoming school year for foster/adoptive families. For some, it also means deciding whether or not to hold their child back a grade to give them more time, or help navigate their special needs. How do you help your child cope with this reality?

This is a hard one. I’m just gonna say it. Your precious child may already view themselves in a dim light. They may already think they’re stupid or unworthy. The fact that they’ve been adopted or are currently in foster care may overshadow their view of anything positive, and being held back a grade may just drive this viewpoint deeper. That’s why it’s important that you’re intentionally on the scene with them to help them process their grief.