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Episode 137: For The Control Freaks

Fostering Voices Podcast

Release Date: 04/03/2022

Episode 158: Recovery - Why Does it Work? show art Episode 158: Recovery - Why Does it Work?

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Summary: What comes to mind when you think about Recovery and Recovery spaces? Often the images that come to mind are uncomfortable and we think of these spaces as the last place we would ever want to be, but what if we told you that Recovery…Is For Everybody! Join us in a conversation as we talk to Jillian about her journey into recovery and why the room of recovery can be the most freeing, accepting. and healing space around. Resource Links: Chapter Markers: 00:01 - On Today's Episode 00:34 - Introduction 01:20 - Jillian's Story 05:19 - Enter Celebrate Recovery 05:47 - It Stuck 07:34...

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Episode 157: Real Talk: Substances (Mark’s Story) show art Episode 157: Real Talk: Substances (Mark’s Story)

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Summary: Today there are so many people, humans like you and me, struggling because of varying hurts, habits or hang-ups, and they may be at the end of their rope. Today we have a conversation with Mark as he shares his story on substances and addiction and how connection helped him get to his space of recovery.   Trigger Warning: Today’s episode deals with topics including addiction and suicide ideation. We encourage you to be aware of yourself while listening to this episode and please take time to pause if needed and reach out for support if any of today’s topic affects you....

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Episode 156: Fighting the Fear of Stigma in Foster Care and Adoption show art Episode 156: Fighting the Fear of Stigma in Foster Care and Adoption

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Summary: What happens when you choose to put your comfort space aside and open up your heart and home to a child in foster care? Spoiler alert, it can be humbling, messy, and chaotic at times, but it can also be the most rewarding experience that will change your life and the life of another, forever. Join us as we have a conversation with Stacy Bradley on Fighting the Fear of Stigma in Foster Care and Adoption. Stacy is an adoptive mom and former foster parent who has gone on the journey, advocated hard for her kiddos, and is a pretty cool person to boot!   Chapters: 0:02 -...

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Episode 155: Real Talk, Connecting When Connection is Hard show art Episode 155: Real Talk, Connecting When Connection is Hard

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Summary: Truth…Parenting is hard, but those little moments of sweetness can make the tough days bearable. But what happens when those moments feel few and far between?  Often in our foster care and adoption journeys the struggle to connect with our children can be an all too frequent reality. Join us as we welcome Chris and Caitlin and have a real conversation about connecting when connection is hard. It’s a tough conversation to have, but one that many of us need to face. Chapters:  0:00 – Intro 1:15 – A Beginning in the World of Foster Care 4:12 – The First Experience...

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Episode 154: A Look Into Aging Out of Foster Care show art Episode 154: A Look Into Aging Out of Foster Care

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Summary: Life can be tough sometimes, but for a young adult aging out of foster care the transition can be life altering and either set them up for success or leave them without a connection or direction. Join us as we have a conversation with Zack, a young adult with lived experience, and how connection and having a community changed his trajectory in life. Chapters:  0:00 – Intro 0:26 – Welcome, Zack! 1:10 – What Brought Zack To Foster Arizona 3:43 – Becoming An Adult In Foster Care 5:38 – Embracing A New Situation 9:52 – Having Pride And Satisfaction In Accomplishments...

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Episode 153: Finding Connection, Finding Your People show art Episode 153: Finding Connection, Finding Your People

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Summary: Community is what gets us through life. In today's conversation we talk with Anika Robinson about finding your people and the importance of community and connection in our everyday lives. Chapters:  0:00 – Intro 0:26 – Welcome Anika! 1:44 – Advocacy for Children 3:10 – Establishing Connections 8:38 – ASA Now 14:04 – Finding Hope in Dark Times 20:39 – The Powerful Impacts of Community 27:50 – The Need For Community 29:55 – One Takeaway 33:27 – Community Connections 37:02 – Connect With Us! Links: Connect With Us!

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Episode 152: Interracial Adoption and Finding Your Identity show art Episode 152: Interracial Adoption and Finding Your Identity

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Episode 152: Interracial Adoption and Finding Your Identity Summary: A personal look into an adoptees story involving interracial adoption and her journey to discover her personal identity along the way. Chapters:  0:00 – Intro 0:52 – Welcome Ann! 1:32 – Ann's Work and Focus 12:00 – A Position of Learning 16:44 – Ann's Journey 24:33 – Wanting Kids to Experience More Individuals Like Themselves 32:00 – Accepting a Child With Hands Open 35:01 – One Takeaway 37:21 – Kids at Risk 38:18 – Links in the Show Notes 41:36 – Connect With Us! Links: Connect With Us!

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Episode 151: Meet the Vehons show art Episode 151: Meet the Vehons

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Meet your new hosts, Kim and Brian Vehon and learn a little bit about the heart behind their why and their vision for the Fostering Voices podcast. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:25 – Welcome Back In!! 1:43 – Creation of Foster Arizona and Community 21:34 – Our Mission at Foster AZ 27:19 – Thank you!!! Links:

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Episode 150: Goodbye from Chris and Jihae show art Episode 150: Goodbye from Chris and Jihae

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Friends, as we FINALLY wrap up season 8, we are also wrapping up our time as your hosts of the Fostering Voices Podcast. We have loved the 5 years that we were the hosts, but we are so excited for your new hosts to take over, Brian and Kim Vehon of Foster Arizona!   Chapters:   0:00 - Intro   13:54 – Good Word of the Day!!!   Good Word of the Day!!!   Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 NIV   1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, Connect...

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Episode 149: Interview with an Incredible Single Foster Mama show art Episode 149: Interview with an Incredible Single Foster Mama

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This episode features an interview with an AMAZING foster mama who happens to be single. Lina Bublys thought life would look differently than it does now, but she is still so grateful and so active in blessing those around her, especially her foster babes. We salute all you foster parents out there, but you single foster parents take the cake! Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 8:46 – What's Been Helping Chris This Week? 14:15 – How Lina Came To The Fostering World 18:18 – Examples of Challenges of Fostering Children 24:51 – Examples of Beauty in Fostering 26:09 – Advice for Anyone Thinking...

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This episode talks about a bit of a funk that Chris had been in recently, and he realized it was stemming from his need to control things, which also caused him to feel less empathetic towards others. Might you be in the same boat? Check out this episode!

Chapters:

0:00 - Intro 

2:14 - What We Are Reading

3:20 – That Thing Where You DM Us

9:12 – Being in a Bit of a Funk

22:00 – Getting Out of the Funk

24:00 – Good Word Of The Day!!!

Books:

The Gospel Comes With a House Key – Rosario Champagne Butterfield

The Context Marketing Revolution – Matthew Sweezey

Permission Marketing – Seth Godin

Good Word of the Day!!!

Hebrews 4:16  NIV

16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Next week's guest, Bethany

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