6 Podcasts About Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care
On the hunt for a new podcast? Look no further.
If you’re interested in foster, adoption, or orphan care, these 6 podcasts are for you–
1. The Forgotten Podcast
Who’s the Host: Jami Kaeb, founder of The Forgotten Initiative, Lifesong’s foster care ministry
What It’s About: Simply put, this podcast exists to meet listeners right where they are in their foster care journey. The Forgotten Podcast features foster and adoptive parents, former foster youth, social workers, pastors… really anyone with valuable experiences to share with listeners.
Why You Should Listen: The Forgotten Podcast gives you insight and practical tips from real people who are “in the trenches” of foster care and adoption. Listeners are sure to walk away educated and encouraged.
Find The Forgotten Podcast episodes here.
2. Foster Movement
Who’s the Host: Jason Weber and Diego Fuller of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
What It’s About: This podcast provides powerful insights and practical tools to help listeners come alongside kids and families in foster care. Featuring former foster youth and national leaders in foster care advocacy, this podcast is sure to broaden your view of foster care and open your eyes to ways you can serve.
Why You Should Listen: Whether you’re a foster parent, adoptive parent, or just interested in the foster care system, this podcast is for you. Nearly every episode features an individual who was actually in foster care. This offers insight and perspective that we don’t get from just looking at statistics.
Find Foster Movement episodes here.
3. The Fund Your Adoption Podcast
Who’s the Host: Jeremy Resmer from Fund Your Adoption
What It’s About: This podcast exists to educate and inspire families to overcome the financial barriers of adoption.
Why You Should Listen: If you’re adopting or know someone who is, then you know that fundraising is a crucial part of the process. This podcast freely shares resources, success stories, and useful financial information to help families–like yours–overcome those barriers.
Find The Fund Your Adoption Podcast episodes here.
4. The Honestly Adoption Podcast
Who’s the Host: Mike and Kristin Berry from Confessions of an Adoptive Parent
What It’s About: The Honestly Adoption Podcast is dedicated to being a real voice, bringing real hope to parents on the foster and adoptive journey.
Why You Should Listen: Mike and Kristin have tons of first-hand experience with both adoption and foster care. In their nearly 20-year marriage, they have adopted eight children and fostered 23 children! Their stories, advice, and insight are useful to any listener, no matter where they’re at on their adoption/foster care journey.
Find The Honestly Adoption Podcast episodes here.
5. Justice and the Inner Life
Who’s the Host: Jedd Medefind, President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
What It’s About: Justice and the Inner Life helps listeners discover the habits and disciplines of spiritual life that keep them steadfast and vibrant in the long, hard work of justice and mercy. Featuring notable guests like Francis Chan and John Eldridge, listeners will hear from men and women who are familiar with the fight for justice.
Why You Should Listen: God calls us to love and serve even without promised results. This podcast is about learning from followers of Jesus who have survived and thrived in the long journey of justice and mercy. Through their testimonies, you’ll learn how you can be filled up as you pour out.
Find Justice and the Inner Life episodes here.
6. Think Orphan
Who’s the Host: Rick Morton (Co-author of Orphanology) and Philip Darke (President of Providence World and Co-author of In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence)
What It’s About: This weekly podcast discusses difficult issues and hot topics involving the global orphan crisis. Hosts Rick Morton and Philip Darke are often joined by leading voices from around the world, like Russel Moore and Jedd Medefind.
Why You Should Listen: The global orphan crisis isn’t just happening in far-off countries–it’s affecting our communities and our homes. Whether or not you personally feel its impacts, the orphan crisis isn’t something we–as believers–can turn a blind eye to. This podcast is a practical way to increase your awareness, and in turn, increase your love for the fatherless.