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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 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 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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Season 3 Episode 1 : Brittany Dawn or Brittany Done? in Foster Care

Jack & Cat discuss the Brittany Dawn scandals and their suitability to be foster parents. From police brutality of a black man, to scamming people suffering from eating disorders, and of course the lack of true accountability – it is a worrying question.

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Season 2 Episode 13 : Instant Family Movie Review In Foster Care

Jack & Nichole chat about one of their favorite fostercare and adoption movies – instant family.

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Season 2 Episode 12 : Sisco’s Adoption after 70+ Foster Placements

Nichole & Jack chat with nichole’s teen son Sisco about his time in foster care group homes after 4+ years and 70+ foster homes.

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Season 2 Episode 7 : Lifehacks for Foster Parents

Nichole and Jack share the lifehacks for foster parents that listeners sent in to help us all get more organized.

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Season 2 Episode 3 : Black Single Foster Mom of Teens

Jack chats with Ryan, a black single foster mom who can be found on instagram as @black_single_foster_mom about becoming a foster parent during a pandemic, race dynamics, and fostering teens as a single mom.

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Season 2 Episode 2 : Foster The Teens in Foster Care

Jack chats with Brittany, the single fostermom behind the social account “foster the teens”.

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Season 1 Episode 34 : Jack’s Former Foster Youth – Meet Smooshie

Jack & Mac chat with Mac’s daughter and Jack’s former foster daughter about what being in foster care was like for her.

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Season 1 Episode 33 : The Targeted Child in Foster Care – Meet Brenna

Cat, Jack, and Nichole sit with Brenna to discuss her history as the targeted abused child in her biological home, going through the dependency system in New Jersey, and what it looked like to travel the path of abuse report to signed surrender paperwork. We were recently chosen as one of the Top 20 Foster…

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Season 1 Episode 32 : A Merry Foster Family Christmas

Jack (fostermom) & Nichole (fostermom & gal) chat about ways to make Christmas easier on children who are in foster care and away from their families. Here are some ideas: Ask them and their family about any traditions they have and see what you can implement in your home so they don’t miss it, and…

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Season 1 Episode 30 : The Generational Cycle of Foster Care – Meet Ellie

Cat (Therapist) & Jack (Fostermom) talk to Ellie (a former foster youth) who has recently reunified with her son who was removed from her care and placed in foster care. Ellie had to overcome so many obstacles, including addiction, domestic violence, raising a son with special needs (autism), and learning how to advocate for herself….

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Season 1 Episode 26 : Occupational Therapy in Foster Care

Jack & Cat sit to talk with Argie about the role of occupational therapy in foster care.

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Season 1 Episode 19 : Tips for New Foster Parents by Brendale

We received a DM this week from one of our favorite listeners who is about to be licensed, asking for tips on how to better prepare for her first placement. So we asked Brendale (a local foster mom) to help us give her some tips and things that she wish she knew from the jump….

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Season 1 Episode 18 : Tips for New Foster Parents by Coryn

We received a DM this week from one of our favorite listeners who is about to be licensed, asking for tips on how to better prepare for her first placement. So we asked Coryn (a local foster mom) to help us give her some tips and things that she wish she knew from the jump….

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