International

S2E11 Erik Weihenmayer’s Story

There are few more challenging achievements that the average person looks up to more than summiting Mt. Everest. Now imagine doing it blind. That’s what today’s guest Erik Weihenmayer did, becoming the first blind man to do so, along with summiting the rest of the Seven Summits, and kayaking the entire 277 miles of the…

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S2E9 Renee’s Adoption Story from China and Guatemala

Today on the podcast, we are so excited to feature Renee Hettich’s story of her experience adopting 4 children internationally. One of her children is from Guatemala, and three of them are from China, our first Chinese adoption story on the podcast! Renee shares how none of the four adoptions went exactly according to plan,…

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S1E45 Carrie OToole’s Story

Carrie O’Toole experienced the pain and suffering of infertility, miscarriage, and an international adoption that went painfully awry. Nothing could have prepared her for the decade-long journey of trying to love her little boy, who struggled to trust and connect after leaving the only home he’d ever known, a Vietnamese orphanage. This week on ADOPTION…

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S1E32 Robyn and Andy’s Story

This week we have an adoption story from Oklahoma!! This family lived in Zambia, had 4 biological sons and then adopted a little Zambian boy. They share their journey back to the U.S. and their experience in foster care and domestic adoption. This story is for anyone who has been disappointed in God. Andy and…

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S1E27 Kim and Jahn’s Story

When Jahn and Kim decided to pursue adoption in the Ukraine, they had no idea how intense the fight would be to bring home their son. ADOPTION NOW is so honored to have Kim de Blecourt on the podcast! She is the award-winning author of “Until We All Come Home” and the President of Nourished…

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S1E25 Steve and Kristen’s Story

Adoption from India! Steve and Kristen talk about bringing home a sibling group for India. This beautiful family tells their story and the incredible journey God has brought them through. Listen to it on iTunes.

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S1E24 Brandi Lea’s Story

Brandi Lea adopted her son from Liberia, she cares for 8 children in Uganda and has 2 biological kids! She encourages mothers to be honest and real. If we can be ourselves and choose healing in our lives, then we can help our children heal. Listen to it on iTunes. 

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S1E22 David and Natalie’s Story

David and Natalie have adopted two children from the Ukraine and their journey is amazing. They brought home a son with special needs and watched him overcome. Their daughter came home malnourished, and they helped her gain weight quickly! Natalie shares about how she helped the kids attach and heal. She also talks about how…

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S1E19 Nicole and Ryan’s Story

The road to bring this family together was not easy. After suffering loss several times, they chose adoption, only to wait two years for a Ugandan baby that never came home. When the country closed the couple grieved another loss. Hear their adoption story and how God brought them a son!  Listen to it on…

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S1E25 John and Alicia’s Story

John and Alicia have two biological kids and went to Haiti to bring home their son. Years later they went back after the earthquake to get their youngest daughter. Listen to their story as they openly share their journey of adoption. Listen to it on iTunes. 

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