The Forgotten Adoption Option Podcast

Twice monthly, I interview people – like adoptive parents and adopted children – who have been touched by foster care adoption.

My goal is to find more forever families and increase awareness about foster care adoption.

Because if it were you or me, we would want someone to do this for us.


Meet Amber – Adoptive Mom (of a sibling pair!)

Amber is in Texas and is the adoptive mom of a sibling pair. She also gifts my book The Forgotten Adoption Option to potential adoptive families in her area. Get ideas and insights about foster care adoption in this episode.
(Season 1, Episode 14 – June 10, 2021)

Meet Sherry Hursey – Creator, Co-Writer and Star of “Lilly’s Light: The Movie

In “Lilly’s Light: The Movie”, Sherry stars as Lilly, a loving foster mom and keeper of an enchanted lighthouse, who uses joy, love, laughter and song as her tools, showing everyone that “Life is Full of Possibilities!”

Download the free “Lilly’s Light: The Movie” Activity Kit
(Season 1, Episode 13 – May 27, 2021)

Meet Nathan – Foster Dad (for 16 years!) to Teens and Young Adults

Nathan shares about his experience being family to teens and young adults. He has been a foster parent for 16 years.
(Season 1, Episode 12 – May 18, 2021)

Meet Big Brother & Little Sister – My Adopted Sibling Pair

A special Mother’s Day episode with my children – Big Brother & Little Sister.
(Season 1, Episode 11 – May 7, 2021)

Meet Natalie – Adoptive Mom (who adopted her first 2 placements!)

For Natalie and her husband, adoption was their Plan A. She shares lessons learned and emotions experienced.
(Season 1, Episode 10 – Apr. 27, 2021)

Meet Robin & Dave – Adoptive Parents (of older boys!)

Meet Robin & Dave. A couple who has opened their homes, changed family trees, and started a nonprofit to teach other families how to do that same.
(Season 1, Episode 9 – Apr. 13, 2021)

Meet Alice – Adoptive Mom (and one of my mentors!)

Alice is a decade-long foster and adoptive mom. Listen as she shares insights on parenting children as a single mom. 
(Season 1, Episode 8 – Mar. 30, 2021)

Meet Grandpa Bob – Adoptive Grandparent (and my dad!)

Adoption impacts immediate and extended family. I’m excited to introduce you to my dad who shares his experience with my family’s foster care adoption journey.  
(Season 1, Episode 7 – Mar. 9, 2021)

Meet Rita Soronen – Foster Care Adoption Advocate

Learn about the opportunity to adopt and advocate for children through the foster care system from Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  
(Season 1, Episode 6 – Feb. 16, 2021)

Meet Hunter – An Adopted Child (who is now an adult!)

Hunter shares his personal story of being in foster care for 6 years and then being adopted by a family that spent many of those years with him. 
(Season 1, Episode 5 – Feb. 2, 2021)

Meet Jane – Adoptive Mom (when her son was 6-years-old!)

Jane is a caring coworker who adopted a son when he was 6-years-old. She didn’t feel finished parenting after raising three biological children.
Hear how “love can be a noun, a verb, and a decision” when it comes to foster care adoption. 
(Season 1, Episode 4 – Jan. 18, 2021)

Meet Robin – Adoptive Mom (of a teenager!)

“It is the best thing and the hardest thing she’s ever done.” Robin of Exodus Fitness Retreats shares how she went from “mentor” to “mother” overnight.
(Season 1, Episode 3 – Jan. 5, 2021)

Meet Jennifer – Adoptive Mom (and fellow author!)

This episode is about a 3 month-old baby girl who met her forever family on Christmas Eve.

(Season 1, Episode 2 – Dec. 16, 2020)

Meet Nathan – Adoptive Dad (who also happens to be my husband!)

This has the feeling of a private conversation in our home. Learn from an adoptive dad who went from zero to two kids overnight. Learn common reservations for pursuing adoption and get a peek inside the real-life journey of the foster care adoption process.
(Season 1, Episode 1 – Dec. 3, 2020)

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