5 Reasons The Refresh Conference Should Be Circled On Your Calendar!

The road of adoption and foster care can be filled with exhaustion and trials. Thankfully, there’s an event coming soon where thousands of parents just like us can find strength!

We knew it from the moment we walked in- this was our crowd. No one faking it, no one pretending to be something they were not, no one in denial over the reality of this journey. Just a real, authentic, and safe community of like-minded people. Where we came from didn’t matter. Whether we were rich, poor, or somewhere in the middle mattered not. Neither did the fact that we were wounded in one way or another, and had each failed a time or two on this journey.

What Every Foster Parent Wishes Their Case Manager Knew [Podcast]

Season 1, Episode 6- The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast

We’ve often asked the question of foster parents, “If you could tell your case manager anything, unfiltered, what would you say?” In this episode of Honestly Speaking, Kristin and I discuss this with our good friend, Nicole.


Over our 9-year career in foster parenting we worked with so many wonderful people, case managers, guardian ad litems, CASA workers, attorneys and more. But we also faced our fair share of difficult people, namely misunderstanding case managers. It made the the road we were on difficult, isolating, and much longer than it needed to be.

The Truth About Adopting Children Who Are HIV Positive [Podcast]

Season 1, Episode 5- The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, known as HIV, is a global disease. But it’s also very misunderstood. Along with that, it carries a big stigma. In today’s episode you’ll hear the story of one couple who intentionally chose to adopt a son who was HIV positive.


It’s been a common theme in the short life of this podcast, that goes something like this… “God called us to do this. We listened, we followed, chose to trust, and here we are.” Sounds easy, maybe even a little cavalier. But that’s often the nature of choosing to do something radical, and then trusting that God is going to take care of you the entire way.