The Forgotten Podcast
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The Forgotten Podcast | bringing voice to the foster care community. In every episode, Jami Kaeb, Founder/Executive Director of The Forgotten Initiative takes listeners into the lives of the foster care community - agency workers, foster parents, vulnerable adults and children - and those who love and serve them. You will leave encouraged and inspired as you learn their stories, hear their passion, and and find out how you can become the catalyst for change in your community!
||CleanA Story that Starts in Brokenness and Ends in Hope with Rob Parker||Rob Parker grew up in an abusive home and was headed for a life of ongoing generational dysfunction and abuse. Through the unconditional love of his two great aunts and the Spirit of God working through relationships and community, his life has...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4, Episode 4 | Clayton Keenon: How Growing Up in a Fostering Family Made Him Who He Is||People considering foster care often worry about how their biological children will be affected by having other children come in and out of their lives. Clayton Keenon’s story will help put many of those fears to rest. His parents fostered more than..||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4, Episode 3 | Courtney Strahm: Awareness leads to action||Courtney Strahm and her family didn't know much about foster care until just a few years ago. But they became aware, and awareness led to action. Listen to Courtney's story of how God called and provided for them, in good times and hard times, to make..||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4, Episode 2 | Wendy Carlton: Establishing a Meaningful Relationship with Birth Parents||Meet Wendy Carlton, a foster and adoptive mom who found joy in fostering, and in developing a meaningful relationship with her child's biological mother. Learning more about the mother's history helped Wendy understand the need for good mentors and...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4 Episode 1 | Mike and Kristin Berry: Navigating School Challenges with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma||Parents of foster and adoptive children often face additional considerations in school situations regarding the well-being of their child. Mike and Kristin Berry, adoptive parents of eight and advocates for foster care and adoption, talk about some of..||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Encore Episode | Helping Your Foster and Adoptive Kids Tell Their Story||Many foster and adoptive parents are unsure of the best strategy regarding when and how much information to tell a child about their background, or their “story.” Jayne Schooler shares great information and advice in this Encore Episode from...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 12 | Keith McAfee: Adoption as a Picture of Redemption||Keith McAfee had a less than idyllic childhood—denied by his biological father, raised by several abusive step-fathers, made poor decisions, suffered various kinds of abuse. But one family saw through his pain and never gave up on being there for...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 11 | Greg Cox: A Reunification Story||Greg Cox shares the story of losing his eight children into the child welfare system due to his neglect brought about by substance abuse. The situation became a catalyst in his own life to get clean and sober, and more importantly, to do what was...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 10 | Josh Shipp, Part 2: Help for Parents of Teenagers||Josh Shipp admits to being a hard to handle teen in foster care. He had “mastered the art” of getting kicked out of foster homes, but his life changed due to a caring adult who wouldn’t give up on him. Josh has become an advocate for teens and...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 9 | Josh Shipp: Foster Care and One Caring Adult||Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid who “mastered the art of getting kicked out” of foster homes, he is renowned for his documentary TV series on A&E that followed his...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 8 | Aurie Good – Foster Care Basics: Everything from How To Be a Foster Parent to Staying Organized||Aurie Good is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of five children, two biological, one adopted from foster care and two in the process of being adopted from foster care. She has developed great strategies to help you keep your sanity while...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 7 | Jamie Grace – A Conviction to Help Kids in Care||Jamie Grace is a Grammy nominated, Dove award-winning contemporary Christian/Christian rap musician who has big dreams and plans beyond music. Raised in a household in which her parents took in more than 25 children, she has a huge heart for foster...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 6 | Dr. Lynne Ellis-Gray: What Adoptees Wish We Knew||Lynne Ellis-Gray knows what it feels like to wonder about biological parents. Adopted as a baby, her parents did the “right” things by sharing her story in a positive way and made her feel chosen and wanted. As she grew, she wondered and explored...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 5 | How Jim Daly’s Story of Foster Care Became a Passion to Help Others||Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, shares his personal journey of being a child in foster care and explains how going through that painful time created a passion in him to work on behalf of children in foster care and how, even as an adult,...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 4 | Mother to Many: Doing Life with Nine Children||Kirsten Smith believes her past experience prepared her for her present reality, although “nothing could fully prepare me to be the mother of nine!” She grew up with an idea of what foster care was, and after college she worked as a social worker...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 3 | CAFO’s Aging Out Initiative: Helping Teens Transition into Adulthood||Scott Brown, Coordinator of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Aging Out Initiative, gathers success stories of organizations that are helping aging out youth and are creating solutions. Approximately 24,000 youth age out of the...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 2 | Keeping It Real for Foster and Adoptive Dads||Foster and adoptive fathers have very few resources to help them deal with the feelings and struggles that often arise when caring for children from hard places. Andrew Schneidler is trying to change that.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 1 | Helping Your Foster and Adoptive Kids Tell Their Story||Many foster and adoptive parents are unsure of the best strategy regarding when and how much information to tell a child about their background, or their “story.”||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Encore Episode | Foster Care, Adoption, Runaway: The Story of One Child's Reality||Join us for this Encore Episode of Jami’s conversation with Emma Williams. Emma lived in several foster care, shelters, and adoptive family situations as a child. Her story will give you amazing insight into the sometimes hard...||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 12 | Trauma: How You Can Help Your Child and Your Family Survive||"Sometimes parents feel like they've done it wrong--but they need to give themselves so much grace. They are responding to a history they did not create." --Jenn Ranter||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 11| Through the Eyes of an Investigator: Working to Protect Children||"My job and my role is to ensure kids’ safety, and that is my goal every time I walk out of my door, knock on a door or sit in someone's living room." -- Molly Evans, DCFS Investigator||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 10 | Overcoming the "I Could Nevers" of Foster Care||The reality is, it’s very hard to bring a child into your home. Your inadequacies will be stretched in places you thought you were better at. --Fawn Kieser||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 9 | Navigating the “messy and complicated" Path of Foster Parenting||"There’s a tension in foster care because you love the child and want to keep him, but you also want to see the parents do what is necessary to heal and recover." -- Brittany Lind||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 8 | Conversation with a Pediatrician: Physical Issues Common in Children in Foster Care||"As a pediatrician, I’m not judging you—I want to support you!" --Dr. Andrea Kane||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 7 | TFI Advocate Roundtable||“More than just a network, TFI Advocates become like a family. It’s something special—we want each other to succeed.” –Angie Grant, TFI Advocate Listen for details on how you can win a FREE registration to the CAFO Summit in Nashville on May..||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 6 | Making Foster and Orphan Care a Priority to the Church||God is in the business of taking seeds and growing remarkable things…so continue to sow seeds. -Jedd Medefind Make sure to check out how you can win a FREE REGISTRATION to the CAFO 2017 Summit! For complete show notes:...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 5 | The National Foster Care Initiative—Helping Others Engage in Caring for Kids||"We realized that God’s invitation to us was not just an invitation to foster, but also an invitation to help other followers of Christ engage in caring for kids who needed families." --Jason Weber||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 4 | You're Never Too Old to Foster!||"I’ve heard that people who help people live longer—and there’s probably some truth to that. The more you give and help people, the more it brings life to you." Jami’s conversation with Mary Slager will challenge your thinking about getting...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 3 | Getting the Local Church Involved in Foster Care Ministry||"It’s not social justice—it’s about the love of Jesus working through his church. The church is God’s Plan A—there is no Plan B to reach the broken and hurting in our world." Jami’s conversation with Chris Shandrow will encourage you to...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 2 | Foster Care, Adoption, Runaway: The Story of One Child's Reality||"I remember getting in the back of a police car and looking at her while she was standing there watching us drive away…and then I remember waking up in a shelter the next day." Jami’s conversation with Emma Williams, a woman who was in and out of...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 1 | Who Are Our Nation's Orphans?||Orphan Sunday is right around the corner on November 13! Not everyone is called to adopt or foster, but we can all do something. Today you will learn who our nation's orphans are, and whether you are an adoptive or foster parent in need of...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Encore Episode | How It All Began||We are excited to offer the premiere episode of Season 1 of The Forgotten Podcast as a special encore presentation! Jami Kaeb's story of how her family's journey of adoption and foster care resulted in the creation of The Forgotten...||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 12 | Angie Ringger||In this final episode of Season 1, Jami chats with Angie RIngger, a foster parent in Phoenix, Arizona. She and her husband, Mike, have fostered 11 children and have a compelling story about trusting in God’s plan and direction for life and...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 11 | Nicole Argo (Part 2)||In this episode, Jami continues her conversation with Nicole Argo, a pastor’s wife and mom of two who grew up in foster care. Nicole’s story explains the emotions and struggles children often face when in foster care. She shares how critical every..||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 10 | Nicole Argo (Part 1)||In this episode, Jami chats with Nicole Argo, a pastor’s wife and mom of two who grew up in foster care. Her firsthand account of the emotions and struggles that face children in foster care on a regular basis will help you understand how critical...||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 9 | Marla Ringger||Grandparenting||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 8 | Lindsay Emswiler||In this episode, Jami chats with Lindsay Emswiler, a foster parent who has a a practical, holistic view of foster care and a huge heart for birth parents. Her story of releasing her foster son into God’s hands and potentially back into his...||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 7 | Selena Whitley||In this episode, Jami chats with Selena Whitley, …||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 6 | Gary Ringger||In this episode, Jami chats with her dad, Gary Ri…||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 5 | Kari Sowers||In this episode, Jami chats with Kari Sowers, who…||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 4 | Bruce Kendrick||In this episode, Jami chats with Bruce Kendrick, …||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 3 | Maralee Bradley||In this episode, Jami talks with Maralee Bradley,…||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are People Learning about Foster Care and Orphan Care From You? with Jason Johnson||"If we are the only textbook people read about foster care and orphan care, what are they learning from us?"||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding the "Perfect" Time to Foster or Adopt (Part 1) with Jason Johnson||"The fear of loving a child that might leave shouldn’t deter us. It’s the fear of that child not knowing our love that should drive us."||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Forgotten Initiative: How It All Began with Jami Kaeb||"Foster care is not about bringing a child into our family; it's about bringing our family to a child."||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I love TFI!
Do you love The Forgotten Initiative? (I do!) Do you love foster care? (I do!) Do you love podcasts? (I do!)
Well here is something that will bless your soul!
A voice we need to hear!
I am so excited that TFI has started podcasting. They are bringing a voice of an important community for us all to learn from and be inspired to make change happen!
Excited for more!!
Can't wait to hear the interviews of foster parents and others! Thankful for more foster care related podcasts!!