S4E16 Reggie Rivers, Former NFL Running Back

Reggie Rivers played six seasons as a running back for the Denver Broncos. He is now the president of his own business consulting firm and a highly successful corporate motivational speaker.  On this episode, he shares how he and his wife Stephanie did not want children. It wasn’t until Stephanie’s sister had a son and…

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Adoption is… Family

What makes up a family looks different for everyone. Through living my own and sharing your adoption stories, my idea of ‘family’ has expanded. When my husband and I started our adoption journey, we had no idea that our family would grow beyond the kids we brought home. For us, family includes our children’s birth…

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S4E15 The Gift of Adoption

In our last episode we were joined by an incredible birth mother, Laura, who shared her beautiful story of honesty and open communication in her adoption experience. In this episode, we are joined by the adoptive parents, Jen and Alan, as well as my husband Noah, to get their side of the story on this…

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S4E14 A Birthmother’s Gift

Sometimes a story comes along that makes you question the things you thought you knew about adoption. THIS is one of those stories. Laura is a birth mother from California who feels passionately about sharing her incredibly positive adoption experience. After placing her child in an open adoption over three years ago, Laura is still…

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Adoption is…Connecting

I could write a book on this one!!! Connection is so IMPORTANT in adoption. It’s not only about connecting to your child, but also with all the people you meet on the journey to bring them home. It is about connecting to your children’s birth parents and learning how to support them. It is also…

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S4E13 Adopting 4 Children from Foster Care

Lori Tapparo and her husband Kenny tried for 16 years to have biological children. After she had an emergency hysterectomy, the couple decided to pursue adoption through the foster care system in Colorado. Within 1 year and 2 months, they had 4 children! Lori shares the ups and downs of their journey and what it…

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S4E12 Adoption Tell All

Adrienne Elliott has worked in all aspects of the child welfare system including intake, child protection, permanency and adoption. She is now the Executive Director of Adoption Options. On this episode April Fallon sits down with Adrienne to ask YOUR questions about adoption. What do you need to start the adoption process? Should a family…

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S4E11 Birth Father Perspective

Jack and Adrian are birth parents who placed their baby girl up for adoption when they were in college. They wanted a better life for her, although later they would find out it wasn’t exactly what they had hoped for. Jack shares from a birth father‘s perspective on how he moved forward after leaving the…

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S4E10 Becky Fawcett with Helpusadopt.org

Becky Fawcett is an adoptive mother of two children. As she was adopting she realized the cost was so high that she had to do something to help other families bring home their children. She started helpusadopt.org, an equality based organization that seeks to reduce the financial burden of adoption by awarding large, life-changing, problem-solving…

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S4E9 Arrow and Root

On this episode, our featured guest is Mallory Fogas, who started the company Arrow and Root to create modern adoption profile books. Today, you will not only hear how their adoption profile books help adoptive families, but you will hear the story of how these adorable kids became a family! Mallory has a passion and…

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