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 & 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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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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