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Season 3 Episode 22 : A Comeback Story with Jackie Polk

Mac & Jack chat with Jackie Polk, a reunified sober mom about her turning her whole life around from a story of domestic violence captivity and substance abuse to a reunified mom helping other moms with her story of resilience and overcoming some of the biggest obstacles of life. Jackie has come back from what…

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Season 3 Episode 21 : Going Bananas for Foster Families with Emily Cole

Jack & Nichole hang out with Emily Cole, the owner of the Savannah Bananas to chat about baseball, kids, fostering, and their new organization Bananas Foster. Follow them on Instagram for The Savannah Bananas and Bananas Foster and watch their videos on YouTube here.

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Season 3 Episode 20 : Keeping Babies Safe in Utah & Maryland

This episode was developed in partnership with Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE. Kim brings guest, Andria Peek from ZERO TO THREE, back to talk more about Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE. They are joined by Jessica Lertora, who serves as ZERO TO THREE’s Community Coordinator in Frederick County; and…

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Season 3 Episode 19 : More Sorry Than Safe in Foster Care Part 4

Cat & Jack continue their chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed from her care due to overlooked medical information and a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No Harm Podcast, but we bring her in…

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Season 3 Episode 18 : More Sorry Than Safe in Foster Care Part 3

Cat & Jack continue their chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed from her care due to overlooked medical information and a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No Harm Podcast, but we bring her in…

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Season 3 Episode 17 : More Sorry Than Safe in Foster Care Part 2

[TW: ORIGINAL AUDIO FROM A CHILD REMOVAL] Cat & Jack continue their chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed from her care due to overlooked medical information and a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No…

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Season 3 Episode 16 : More Sorry Than Safe in Foster Care Part 1

[TW: ORIGINAL AUDIO FROM A CHILD REMOVAL] Cat & Jack chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed from her care due to overlooked medical information and a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No Harm Podcast,…

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Season 3 Episode 15 : Understanding CBCs – Meet Tory

Jack & Sam chat with CBC VP of Placement Resources, Tory Wilson with FSS in Florida about how the CBC functions in privatized states like Florida and about the transition of Florida Circuit 6 from Eckerd to FSS.

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Season 3 Episode 14 : The Adoption & Abandonment of Natalia Grace Part 4

Jack & Cat are back to discuss more about the abuse and neglect of Natalia Grace

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Season 3 Episode 13 : The Adoption & Abandonment of Natalia Grace Part 3

Jack & Cat are back to discuss more about the abuse and neglect of Natalia Grace

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Season 3 Episode 11 : The Adoption & Abandonment of Natalia Grace Part 1

Cat & Jack discuss the curious case of Natalia Grace, We discuss how the docuseries on Netflix addresses the situation as well as how a careful examination of facts and documents paints a very particular story of both the adoption, abuse, and abandonment of an orphan from Ukraine. Please be advised that this episode discusses…

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Season 3 Episode 10 : Abuse of Power in Foster Care – BOLDFAM

Cat & Jack chat with Deric from Boldfam – the viral social sensation who has recently undergone an interaction with CPS in Texas due to an abuse call from a doctor.

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Season 3 Episode 9 : Types of Court Hearings In Foster Care

Jack & Nichole discuss the types of court hearings that happen in a dependency case in foster care. One of the most intimidating things about becoming a foster parent or for a parent entering into a dependency case is all the initials, and legal jumbo, and all the different types of hearings, so we wanted…

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Season 3 Episode 8 : Behavior Hacks in Foster Care

Cat & Jack chat about some hacks for handling behaviors that may be caused by the trauma kids in foster care experience, and also children with neurodiversity.

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Season 3 Episode 7 : Strong Early Connections in Foster Care

Cat & Jack chat with Andria Peek, a Technical Assistance Specialist with Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE about strong early connections in foster care and how the Safe Babies approach can optimize them.

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Season 3 Episode 6 : Adoption

Jack, Nichole, & special guest Coryn discuss the various avenues of adoption, including: international adoption; domestic private adoption, foster care waiting child adoption, or adoption of a foster child who was unable to be reunified.

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Season 3 Episode 5 : Safe Baby Courts In Foster Care

Jack & Cat chat with Andria about Safe Baby Courts (also known as early childhood court or baby court or infant toddler court)

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Season 3 Episode 4 : Exploitation of Kids In Foster Care

Cat & Jack get down on the nitty gritty of where the line is when it comes to foster children on social media and especially when monetization comes into the scenario.

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