Matt joins Adam for a special 20th episode that details all of the amazing parts of being a parent and adopting from foster care.
Episode 19: A Resolution In Court
The dramatic conclusion to our experience in court to try and adopt our boys. Listen to what it is like to share a court waiting room with the birth family and what the termination of parental rights looks like.
Episode 18: Is This The End?
The time between court dates was filled with emotion and preparation for the possibility that the boys could be leaving. Learn more about birth parent visits, caregiver reports and emotionally preparing for different outcomes.
The court experience is intense and filled with emotions - this episode details our dramatic first time in court and it is complete with everything you have ever wanted to know about foster care court dates.
Do you want to hear a quintessential story about how cray the foster system can be? I give you our educational rights story. How we navigated the bureaucracy of being able to get speech services for our son.
There were lots of emotions after the Birth Mother didn't show up to the scheduled visit. Now that she showed up for a visit, a waterfall of emotions and feelings flowed down.
The Birth Mother called and spoke to the boys for the first time and we made every mistake in the book, so you don't have to. Hear the emotions and the chaos involved in our first phone call.
Birth parent calls and visits can be filled with intensities and emotions, but what are the very first moments like of having contact with your child's birth parent? Here is our story.
A special and fun announcement is made! Plus a look at a few of the bureaucratic trials and tribulations of the first week of the boys moving in, including dealing with the medical system, county social workers and a deluge of meetings and appointments.
Episode 11: Move-In Day!!!
The day we dreamt of our whole lives was here. The boys moved in on Valentine's Day and the reality of having our boys living with their hopeful forever family was upon us on this magical day.
The Foster Adoption Podcast is a resource for people who are interested in growing their family by adopting children from foster care.