August 12, 2019
Have you ever thought that you should be rewarded with sunshine and roses for obeying God? That everything should work out for good because you love God and followed his calling? Many adoptive and foster parents can testify that while it all worked out for good in the end, the journey to get there was more like storm clouds and thorns.
Author and adoptive mom, Katherine Piper, shares that she was blind-sided by the challenges she faced after she adopted her special needs daughter from China 5 years ago. Feeling isolated and needing to hear from other moms on the same journey, Katherine searched for a book or resource to help her find hope. When she didn’t find one, she decided to write one. The result, HOPE for the Adoption Journey, which is a compilation of 28 post-adoption stories from moms who have survived the trenches.
August 5, 2019
According to James 1:27, the purest way we can demonstrate our faith is by caring for the vulnerable among us. Orphans No More podcast guest, Bethany Hoyt did just that when her church wrapped around a family in crisis. In the process, their eyes were opened to one of the most vulnerable of God's creations, a tiny baby born at 21 weeks gestation. With only a 4% chance of survival baby Hailey would not have been considered a viable fetus under the Reproductive Health Act here in NY. However, she not only survived, but thrived after being adopted by Bethany and her husband, John. Today, Hailey is a vibrant 7 year old bringing joy to her family and all who know her. Listen in and hear why we must be doers of the word (James 1:22).
July 29, 2019
Only 2% of abortion-minded women choose adoption. That means 98% of abortion-minded women choose to abort their babies. Why don’t expectant moms, who for whatever reason are not in a position to parent, choose life for their babies and make an adoption plan?
These sobering thoughts and more are the topic of this week’s Orphans No More podcast with guest, Jessica Mullen. Jessica and her husband, Reggie, are parents of 1 biological son and 1 daughter through adoption. Jessica is actively involved on the front lines of battle as she does sidewalk ministry at abortion clinics across the country. She is also founder of Option-Adoption, a ministry on a mission to proclaim that there is another option to abortion - the option of adoption.
July 22, 2019
Carrina Bestvina - Foster and adoptive mom shares about her family's journey of fostering and then adopting their 4 year old daughter, Alina.
July 15, 2019
Kyle Johnson - Regional Manager for CarePortal in Ft. Worth, TX, joins us to share about how CarePortal is the perfect ministry and discipleship tool for the Church.
July 5, 2019
Jamie Becker - Part 2 with NJ foster & adoptive mom. In this episode Jamie shares about adopting her daughter, Jackie, from foster care. Join us for the raw emotions and riveting stories from this adoption journey.
June 28, 2019
Jamie Becker - Part 1 with NJ foster & adoptive mom. Jamie shares about the adoption of her special needs daughter from China and how God used it to break her where she needed to be broken.
June 22, 2019
Susan Sharkey - Local NY foster and adoptive mom shares how God moved mountains in their family's adoption story.
June 13, 2019
Mandy Litzke - Part 2 Mandy shares how God led her family to adopt 15 children and how the Lord sustains them through it all as they intentionally armor up and show up for their kids.
June 6, 2019
Mandy Litzke - Part 1 of our conversation with former foster youth and adult adoptee. Listen in and hear her beauty from ashes story.