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Fostering Voices Podcast

Aug 25, 2018

Episode 25 features an interview with Rilie Norton who is truly one of the sweetest and most gentle humans I have ever met!

She is a bio mom to Ivy (9) and McCoy (3) and foster mom to two sweet kiddos (5 and 1). Rilie brings new elements to the podcast as she talks about her experience with ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) kids, which is a first for us!

Rilie shares that something she wishes she was prepared for was the massive schedule adjustment, especially in the first few weeks. Doctor appointments, case worker visits, and so much more! 

Enjoy this episode!

In this episode, we mention:

-Stewardship  where Rilie's husband works, and where we do all of our mortgage, insurance, and financial stuff. They are a company that truly loves the people that they serve, and are interested in saving You money!

-Child Crisis Arizona where Rilie is licensed as a Foster Parent. Click here to find out more!

-Ivy's Bookmarks! You can find her Instagram here. Or you can order one or some at!

-Rilie's Photography! It's the best! You can follow her on Instagram here. AND check out her new Showit website here! It's amazing! And she built it in just a few days!!!!!  

The (Good) Word of the Day:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature[a] God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 

-Philippians 2: 3-8, 14

What a great reminder for why we foster, and do what we do! And the attitude with which we should do these things.

Thank you for your time Rilie, and for sharing your voice with us!

Have a great week everyone!

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