The Forgotten Podcast

The Forgotten Podcast

Reframing Foster Care: Finding Hope in the Struggle with Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson shares highlights from his new book, Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey...

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A Peek into the Agency Workers’ World with Dr. Sharen Ford and Jennifer Rice

Dr. Sharen Ford of Focus on the Family and her daughter, Jennifer Rice, both have experience in the “trenches” of...

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A Story that Starts in Brokenness and Ends in Hope with Rob Parker

Rob Parker grew up in an abusive home and was headed for a life of ongoing generational dysfunction and abuse....

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Season 4, Episode 4 | Clayton Keenon: How Growing Up in a Fostering Family Made Him Who He Is

People considering foster care often worry about how their biological children will be affected by having other...

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Season 4, Episode 3 | Courtney Strahm: Awareness leads to action

Courtney Strahm and her family didn't know much about foster care until just a few years ago. But they became aware,...

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Season 4, Episode 2 | Wendy Carlton: Establishing a Meaningful Relationship with Birth Parents

Meet Wendy Carlton, a foster and adoptive mom who found joy in fostering, and in developing a meaningful relationship...

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Season 4 Episode 1 | Mike and Kristin Berry: Navigating School Challenges with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Parents of foster and adoptive children often face additional considerations in school situations regarding the...

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Season 3, Encore Episode | Helping Your Foster and Adoptive Kids Tell Their Story

Many foster and adoptive parents are unsure of the best strategy regarding when and how much information to tell a...

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Season 3, Episode 12 | Keith McAfee: Adoption as a Picture of Redemption

Keith McAfee had a less than idyllic childhood—denied by his biological father, raised by several abusive...

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Season 3, Episode 11 | Greg Cox: A Reunification Story

Greg Cox shares the story of losing his eight children into the child welfare system due to his neglect brought about...

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Season 3, Episode 10 | Josh Shipp, Part 2: Help for Parents of Teenagers

Josh Shipp admits to being a hard to handle teen in foster care. He had “mastered the art” of getting kicked out of...

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Season 3, Episode 9 | Josh Shipp: Foster Care and One Caring Adult

Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid who...

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Season 3, Episode 8 | Aurie Good – Foster Care Basics: Everything from How To Be a Foster Parent to Staying Organized

Aurie Good is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of five children, two biological, one adopted from foster care...

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Season 3, Episode 7 | Jamie Grace – A Conviction to Help Kids in Care

Jamie Grace is a Grammy nominated, Dove award-winning contemporary Christian/Christian rap musician who has big...

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Season 3, Episode 6 | Dr. Lynne Ellis-Gray: What Adoptees Wish We Knew

Lynne Ellis-Gray knows what it feels like to wonder about biological parents. Adopted as a baby, her parents did the...

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Season 3, Episode 5 | How Jim Daly’s Story of Foster Care Became a Passion to Help Others

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, shares his personal journey of being a child in foster care and explains...

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Season 3, Episode 4 | Mother to Many: Doing Life with Nine Children

Kirsten Smith believes her past experience prepared her for her present reality, although “nothing could fully...

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Season 3, Episode 3 | CAFO’s Aging Out Initiative: Helping Teens Transition into Adulthood

Scott Brown, Coordinator of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Aging Out Initiative, gathers success stories...

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Season 3, Episode 2 | Keeping It Real for Foster and Adoptive Dads

Foster and adoptive fathers have very few resources to help them deal with the feelings and struggles that often...

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Season 3, Episode 1 | Helping Your Foster and Adoptive Kids Tell Their Story

Many foster and adoptive parents are unsure of the best strategy regarding when and how much information to tell a...

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