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Fostering Voices Podcast

Dec 26, 2023


As we wrap up 2024, we're diving into the complexities of foster care planning. Unlike the conventional New Year's resolutions, the foster care journey is a unique landscape filled with uncertainties. In today's raw and unfiltered discussion, it's just the two of us sharing our personal experiences without any guests. We want to pull back the curtain on the challenges and emotions that come with navigating the foster care land between.

As we all contemplate what the coming year holds, those entrenched in foster care face a different set of considerations. Planning takes on a whole new meaning. Join us as we explore the intricacies of making decisions in the midst of uncertainty, reflecting on the hurdles, and finding the courage to move forward. Whether you're part of the foster care community or simply curious about the realities, this episode aims to resonate with you on a profound level. Tune in for an honest conversation about the uncharted territories of fostering, hoping it sparks a connection and provides insights into the often overlooked aspects of this journey.

Resource Links:

Foster Cooperative

National Foster Care & Adoption Directory | Child Welfare Information Gateway

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00:09 - On Today's Episode

00:55 - Welcome!

01:32 - In the Thick of the Crazy

03:22 - What is the Land Between?

06:20 - Handling the Phases

08:10 - Managing Emotions

12:13 - Emotional Roller Coaster

15:05 - Being Fully Invested

17:09 - It Affects More than Just Us

20:48 - Bringing in the Family

22:17 - Pre Foster Training

23:04 - Us vs. Them

25:56 - It's not About the Socks

29:53 - Controlling what you Can

34:02 - Connect with Community

36:04 - Create a Memory

39:21 - Don't be Afraid to Connect

41:36 - Resources

42:11 - Connect with Us!

43:16 - Thank You!