The number of kids entering foster care is increasing, but conversely, the number of foster-care homes are decreasing. And many people believe, incorrectly, that the kids in foster care are there because of behavioral problems, or juvenile delinquency. Greg Eubanks, CEO of the World Association for Children and Parents, has a personal and professional connection to foster care. And in this episode, he dispels the myths about foster care, and the kids in foster care: “What I get to see every day is healing, and recovery, and a child find out that they’re worthwhile, and they belong somewhere.”
Even before they were married, Matty and Jillian Mitchell knew they wanted to adopt — specifically, through the foster-care system in Washington state. But their path to parenthood was not an easy one.
Real Life Adoption host and creator Kristin Kalning thought starting a family would be no big deal. But the traditional route – pregnancy – led her and her husband, Steve, down a difficult path of infertility and uncertainty. In this inaugural episode, Kristin shares the couple’s struggles, and how a deserted beach and a podcast episode changed everything.