The Forgotten Podcast

The Forgotten Podcast

Life as a Single Foster Mom

Today’s guest truly is an inspiration. Dani Brewer is a full-time wedding and family photographer, a single...

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Torn Between Two Worlds: Shame, Honor, and Identity

I am so excited to be sharing this episode! My guest today has such a powerful story that needs to be shared. Born in...

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The Messy Middle: Believing Hurt and Hope Can Coexist

To kick off Season 10, meet Toni Collier. Toni experienced a lot of brokenness in her home life growing up and is now...

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A Bonus Interview with Gaelin Elmore: Be a Vessel of Kindness

Before we kick-off Season 10 of The Forgotten Podcast, I have something special for you! I recently brought one of...

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When You’ve Tried Everything in Parenting: Taking a Leap of Faith

Parenting is hard work, and sometimes we wish there was a perfect formula we could use to make it easier. We seek...

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The Uncomfortable Journey of Foster Care for a Child

Today, I get to introduce you to someone who means a lot to my family. Brayden has been a part of our extended family...

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God’s Heart for Families in Crisis and Your Role

My guest, Vermon Pierre, understands foster care because not only does he live it as a foster parent, but he is...

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Working Together as Foster Parents, Biological Parents, and Agency Workers

Working together towards a common goal can both be extremely rewarding and incredibly challenging! Like my husband...

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Saying Goodbye: Navigating Reunification as a Foster Parent

Saying goodbye to the child you've been caring for is one of the most heart-wrenching times as a foster parent. Every...

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Two Sides Of Reunification: A Dad and a Foster Mom

The journey to reunification is never an easy road. The emotional toll of the process is draining, yet there is...

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Raising a Multiracial Family as a Black Foster Dad

I love being in the host seat week after week. Each conversation and story is an invitation toward growth and...

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Seeing the Beauty in Diversity

There is a lot of pain and turmoil throughout our nation for our black and brown brothers and sisters. I've been...

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The New Foster Parent Experience

Today we're diving into foster parenting expectations! Austin and Larisa Savage, a great young couple, joined me in...

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My Spouse Isn’t Ready to Be a Foster Parent

Two hearts moving towards the same end goal at the same speed isn't always the way it works itself out in marriage....

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Entering Foster Care and Confronting Sexual Abuse

Today's conversation is hard. I just need to tell you that from the get-go. Foster care always comes with some level...

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Spotting Child Abuse and Neglect after COVID-19

The last few months of various levels of isolation and quarantine have been a challenge for all of us, I know. For my...

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Big Family Dynamics: Thriving in a Supersized Family

We became a big family suddenly through foster care—growing by 3 kids in 5 months and doubling the number of...

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The Battle for Control in Foster Care: A Life Surrendered to God

Since his very first memory, life for my guest, Gaelin Elmore, has been about the struggle for control. He couldn't...

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Life with Infertility: Considering the Jump into Foster Care

I don't know what it's like to struggle with infertility, and it may or may not intersect with your story, but here's...

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Connecting With Your Spouse: Setting Priority As Foster Parents

With the demands of parenting, time spent connecting with your spouse can easily be moved to the back-burner. It's a...

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