Honesty about adoption

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Tune in for this special episode! Co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber share a conversation with Amelia Rana about the difficulties and joys of being multicultural and adoptive family living in Canada. Hear how their family began and discover how you can help families like the Ranan family. You won’t want to miss this!

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The importance of child advocates

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There is more than one way to help a child in foster care. Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber as they talk with Claire Brannan about her unique work in foster care. From temporary foster placements of infants to donating diapers and making meals for moms in crisis, the Brannan family has done it all. Hear Claire’s story, and be inspired to take your next step on this awesome journey, today.

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Introducing: Stories of Hope Podcast

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From Send Relief, Stories of Hope is a podcast about people who meet needs, build relationships and change lives. Every two weeks, you will hear a story about a believer or a church who looked honestly at the world around them, discovered a need and then couldn’t sit still until they’d done what God told them to do. Subscribe today.

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Valuing birth mom: a story of salvation

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Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber as they discuss the ultimate goal of foster care—reconciliation of the biological family. In part two of this special two-part series, Jamie Patrick shares about her relationship with her foster child’s birth mom. Discover the value of respecting and loving birth moms by listening to this episode today.

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Trusting God to build your family

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In this special episode, co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber speak with Jamie Patrick, biological mom of two and foster and adoptive mom to many, on surrendering expectations of family to God. Hear how the Patrick family grew beyond their expectations, and discover how you can help fostering and adoptive families in your church.

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Why foster youth are targeted by human traffickers

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It’s no secret traffickers prey on the most vulnerable population. But did you know that most vulnerable population is children in foster care? Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber as they discuss with Ashleigh Chapman, director of the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice, the top five reasons why foster youth are most vulnerable to human trafficking.

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Know the signs of Human Trafficking

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber as they interview founder of the Alliance For Freedom, Restoration, and Justice, Ashleigh Chapman. In this special episode, you’ll discover signs of human trafficking and learn how to intervene when things appear suspicious.

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Willing hearts: “Why use a faith-based agency?”

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Join our co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber and their special guest, Katrina Campbell who is the director of training with FaithBridge Foster Care. In this episode, you’ll learn the surprising similarities and differences between state-based and faith-based foster care agencies. You won’t want to miss this insightful episode!

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When a church embraces the foster system

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Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber for this special interview with Jay Watkins. As the pastor of Redland Baptist Church and director of Camp Rock, Jay has seen first-hand what a church’s impact has on the lives of children in foster care. Listen to some of Jay’s stories, and learn how you can make a difference in foster care and adoption ministries.

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