Encore: An interview with Crystal Williams pt.2

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Today, we are revisiting a conversation with former foster youth, Crystal Williams. Listen in for part 2 of Crystal William’s extraordinary message, and let your family be reminded that though we don’t understand why things happen, God created us, sees us and knows us. Crystal, who grew up in the foster care system, shares more years in the foster care system. In this second conversation with Crystal, she discusses getting to know her birth mom after eight years of wondering if her mother was dead or alive.

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Encore: An interview with Crystal Williams pt.1

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Today, we are revisiting a conversation with former foster youth, Crystal Williams. What feelings, emotions and thoughts are your adopted or foster children experiencing? Co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber sit down with special guest, Crystal Williams, who grew up in the foster care system. Discover what this artist, advocate and public speaker has to say about her 15 years in the foster care system.

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Laura Maxwell: Called to care in your community

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Can God heal your past? Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber as they speak with special guest, Laura Maxwell, about how God used her past to prepare her for a future of fostering and adopting ministry. Discover how God used Laura’s childhood of chaos to give her empathy and understanding for children in the foster care system.

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Pam Parish with Connections Home

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Did you know about 700 young adults age out of the foster care system every year in Georgia alone? Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber as the speak with Pam Parish, founder of Connections Home based in Atlanta. Pam works with young adults who age out of the foster care system and sees their plight first hand.

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Jami Kaeb, pt.2: Awareness Leads to Action (the Forgotten Initiative)

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Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber for part two of this two-part series with Jami Kaeb from the Forgotten Initiative. In this episode, you’ll learn more about Jami’s organization and hear how it began with the continuation of her story. You won’t want to miss the inspiring and heart-warming story from this mom of seven children.

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Jami Kaeb, part 1: When God’s plans don’t make sense

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Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber for part one of this two-part series featuring Jami Kaeb from the Forgotten Initiative. Married for 18 years and a mom to seven children, hear how God brought adoption and foster care into Jami’s life in an unusual way. In this first episode of Jami’s story, you’ll discover the ways God moved Jami’s heart toward foster care and adoption and learn tips to moving forward in your own foster or adoption journey.

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Waymark Camps for Foster Youth: Building Trust and Growing in Christ with Tasha Whitener

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It started with the Holy Spirit tugging at her heart. Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber as they talk with Tasha Whitener about her desire to create a camp for foster children and how the Lord kept pulling her heart towards this unique ministry. In this special episode, you’ll hear practical ways you can get involved in foster care as an individual or a church, and listen to Tasha’s many triumphs and struggles on this walk called Waymark.

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God’s grace through failed adoptions and miscarriages

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Join co-hosts Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber as they discuss with special guest, Monica Bidwell, the myths of domestic adoption. After a miscarriage, Monica wrestled with anxiety and depression. Like many who long to be parents, she didn’t understand why she couldn’t be the one to raise that child. In part one of this two-part series, hear how Monica began to understand God’s sovereignty over her life despite not knowing what the future holds.

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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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