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Around The World With The Archibald Project

Caring for orphaned and vulnerable children is one of the most important jobs in the world, but often people are too overwhelmed to get involved or lack the support they need to keep going. Our podcast is a place where the powerful stories of real people will inspire, encourage, and support you in your journey. Because when you thrive, children thrive.
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Nov 25, 2020
We all have predisposed ideas about adoption, especially around birth moms and placement. But what if the narrative you have isn't the whole truth? Our guest Ashley Mitchell, who is a birth mom herself, will quite possibly change everything you thought you knew, and we promise you will be better for it. She has wisdom for not just birth moms, but for adoptive parents, adult adoptees, and for anyone willing to listen. If you know anyone thinking about adoption this podcast is a must listen.
Nov 18, 2020

Monica was adopted out of foster care at the age of 5 and now she plays a vital role in her family. Monica has been a foster sister to over 300 hundred kids. She has been able to show each child coming through their home that she understands what they are going through and that she is always going to be there for them.

Nov 11, 2020

It's been almost four years since we had the privilege of telling the powerful story of a birth mom and adoptive family. This film has been viewed almost 2 million times and has impacted thousands of lives, but there is more to this story. Four years later so much has changed and there is still so much to learn.

Nov 4, 2020

Patty, her sister Angelica, and their two other siblings didn't want to be adopted out of foster care. But faced with a difficult choice that could separate the group, they decided that permanently joining another family was the best option. Patty and Angelica share their struggles, their joys, and how healing is possible even in the face of really difficult circumstances.

Oct 23, 2020

After becoming an adoptive mom to black children, Gina Fimbel began to recognize that some things needed to change if she wanted her children to have the best chance at thriving in her family. Through friendships, education, and working with Be The Bridge, Gina has become a part of a movement of racial reconciliation that includes amplifying transracial adoptee voices. In a conversation that can often feel overwhelming, Gina's story and wisdom offers space to take this journey one step at time.

Oct 21, 2020

What is one of the best ways to learn how to be a better adoptive parent? By listening to the people who have already lived it. Tiffany and Jenn were both transracially adopted as children, but now they are adults who have insight on what helped and what hurt. They are here to share their stories, experience, and highlight the need for the adoptee voice. 

We're so honored to be featured in the Top 25 Adoption Podcasts on FeedSpot.

Oct 14, 2020

What started off as a lonely journey full of unknowns has culminated to Brittney and Kevin Borders fostering over 20 children and adopting their two sons. Their invaluable experience that includes infertility, fighting to reunite a child with her father, and adopting both a white and black son has left them with incredible wisdom to share.

We're so honored to be featured in the Top 20 Adoption Podcasts on FeedSpot.

Oct 7, 2020

Christine Beliard founded FAB Moms, Fabulous Adoptive Black Moms, when she noticed a need in her own adoption journey for more resources and community for Black families going through the adoption process. Christine's passion and wisdom dismantles stereotypes about Black families involvement in the adoption/foster care world, and also sheds light on the need for more people to get involved in caring for vulnerable children.

We're so honored to be featured in the Top 20 Adoption Podcasts on FeedSpot.

Sep 25, 2020

Despite an abusive home, living in foster care, and being adopted only to have his adoptive parents pass away far too soon, Steven has never given up. Today he is a professional athlete and an advocate for foster kids. Whether you are a foster or adoptive parent or spent time in foster care yourself, Steven's story will give you hope.

We're so honored to be featured in the Top 20 Adoption Podcasts on FeedSpot.

Sep 23, 2020
As a lawyer, Carrie Murray Nellis had a front row seat to see how often the Juvenile System fails our children and birth parents.This ignited a fire inside her that eventually led to her starting Abiding Love Adoptions where they work exclusively with birth parents.
As a professional who has seen the beautiful, the heart breaking, and the complicated sides of adoption, she has so much wisdom to share on how we can continue to improve our systems and play our part in best caring for the vulnerable.
 
We're so honored to be featured in the Top 20 Adoption Podcasts on FeedSpot.
Sep 16, 2020

It's no secret that parenting through adoption can be difficult and make you feel isolated and alone. But, there is help and hope and today it comes through Melissa Corkum. Melissa is not only a Korean adoptee and adoptive mom herself, but she is a parent coach that helps families find brain-based solutions to challenging behaviors.

Sep 9, 2020

One of the devastating experiences in adoption is dissolution. Amber and her son Shea almost found themselves in this situation, yet today they are thriving as a family. Amber and Shea are with us today to share how they pushed through such a difficult experience.

Jun 24, 2020
Brother and sister, Jace (11) and Jordyn (8), lived through four different placements as they bounced around the foster care system. Then, in early 2019 they went into their 5th placement. But this one was different because it would be their last.
In this season finale episode you'll travel with us to Houston, Texas to meet the Sonnier family. Over the course of two days we hear how a child experiences foster care and witness an adoption from inside the courtroom.
 
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May 13, 2020
Peter Mutabazi was born in Uganda where he was forced to leave his home and fend for himself. But through the kindness of others Peter got a second chance at life. 
Today Peter is returning that same kindness as he has fostered 12 children and recently adopted one.
Apr 29, 2020

Chrystal Smith had a difficult childhood that included brokenness and abuse, but she was not defeated. Instead, Chrystal started an organization that creates opportunities for the community to be a "village" of support for underserved children and families. Through her personal experience and work with Foster Village, Chrystal shows us how we can all come alongside children and families and show them they are not alone.

Apr 27, 2020

Keia Jones Baldwin is a proud, strong black woman with experience in adoption, and foster care, and raising children in a multicultural family. So when she got a call for another foster placement Keia didn't hesitate. But when she got to the hospital and the nurse pointed to a little white baby, Keia knew she was embarking on a whole new journey of racism, family, and love.

Apr 22, 2020

When Kylie decided to become part of a unique program that allows her to foster refugee children, she never expected to become a mom and a grandma in less than 3 months. But her willingness to say yes has changed lives and given her the most beautifully diverse family.

Apr 15, 2020

Cam Lee was adopted from South Korea at the age of 3. Years later he decided to search for and meet his birth mother. It was through this journey that he realized his life's calling was to help others navigate their own adoption story. Cam's personal experience and education as a counselor give him infinite wisdom that he shares with us today.

Apr 8, 2020

Have you ever wondered what an international adoption looks like once you get home? Our good friend Rachel Baxter shares what she has learned and what her family has been up to for the past 4 years since their special needs international adoption from China. 

Apr 1, 2020

Having grown up in 12 different homes, sleeping on floors and couches, living in a group home, and eventually aging out of the system, Tori Petersen offers an inside look at growing up in foster care and reminds us that it's never too late to find someone to call family.

Mar 25, 2020

Heather Avis and Mercedes Lara from The Lucky Few both have adopted children with Down Syndrome. From their incredible wisdom and experience they show us how to create a more inclusive world and shift the narrative around Down Syndrome.

Mar 18, 2020

Sixteen years after her adoption, Mary Grant received a message from a relative in Ethiopia who had been searching for her. This message would launch Mary on a journey that would eventually lead to her speaking to her mother for the first time. Mary's story of pain, healing, and family has wisdom and lessons for us all. 

Mar 11, 2020

When Martha Bonneau's 4 year old daughter said she wanted to find her birth family, Martha and her husband didn't know what to do other than to say "Okay" and hope that they would be able to give their daughter some answers. Little did they know that 6 years later their family of 4 would be on an airplane headed to China.

Mar 4, 2020

Lori Dortch was 17 years old, pregnant, and facing one of the biggest decisions of her life. Now, 25 years later, that decision has turned her into an advocate for birth moms across the country. No matter who you are, Lori and her husband Matt have wisdom you need to hear.

Feb 26, 2020

When Heather Oram and her husband started pursuing adoption, they never imagined they would have two kids and two different birth moms within 4 months of each other. It would have been easy to close themselves off, but instead they chose open adoption.

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