Bringing Kids Home

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May 17, 2021 00:35:53
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We're Getting There: Eric

My guest today is Eric Porter. Eric and I have become fast friends over our couple of years of knowing each other. Both in the professional space we share and as fellow adoptive dads. Eric grew up in Owasso, Oklahoma. He and his wife Trisha have been married 21 years and have 6 kids. 4 biological and 2 adopted. He loves to run! I have witnessed this passion as he has participated in TBHC’s Hero 5K. Brewing (Roasting) his own coffee is another love and should be shared with more of his friends. He is the founder and president of Backyard Orphans:  a ministry that guides church leaders to develop a foster care, adoption, and support ministry. He joins me today wanting more people to get involved in orphan care! ...

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April 19, 2021 00:43:49
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The Best Way to Love: Paul & Deana

My Guests today are Paul and Deana Olszewski.  They both grew up in Texas.  Paul is from Lufkin, Deana is from Tomball. They currently call Lufkin home where Paul is a high school teacher and pastor of youth at First Baptist Church Keltys. Deana is fulfilling a great responsibility but also one of the greatest privileges of being a stay at home mom. They have had 7 foster children in their homes since 2016. They are excited to share their story for the first time because they want to encourage others families who are interested in this journey and help people know it’s both the hardest and best thing they have ever done. ...

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March 15, 2021 00:35:56
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One Team At A Time: Ann

Today my guest is Ann Schmidt. She is a veteran of adoption and foster care. She and her husband Randy started in caring for children in 1984. They have adopted 5 children, and have also been blessed with 2 biological children. Yes you did the math right - they have 7 children. She has seen the systems impact on kids and has been a beacon of love to everyone in their home. Along with her legacy of adoption, she enjoys a legacy of being a grandparent. They have 6 grandkids with the youngest being 1 years old all the way up to 7 years old. When sharing her story she said “… I always hope that our story will touch someone and make a difference.  I do not think everyone should adopt but I also realize that as Christians we are called to care for orphans". What a great reminder that the lives we have are not our own. ...

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February 15, 2021 00:34:18
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God Had A Plan: Turners

My guests today are Duane and Charlotte Turner. They both grew up in Jacksonville Texas and were married 64 years ago at Enterprise Baptist Church. Their journey of adoption started in 1961, and they have been advocates and supporters of that incredible expression of the gospel ever since. They came to TBHC in 1997. Duane served as the officer of development and Charlotte volunteered on campus. Duane traveled during his 4 years of work for TBHC visiting 120 churches in the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas. His legacy continues to impact TBHC to this day. Recording is a little different than normal because we recorded this in their home. Duane and Charlotte wanted to share because they want families to know the joy of adoption and know they can make a difference in a child’s life. ...

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January 18, 2021 00:35:40
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What Every Child Deserves: Norita

My guest today is a longtime friend Norita Drake. She has lived in TX for 34 years and is widely known among friends as being a great cook. I personally can attest to this and have enjoyed some of her dishes over the years. I especially got a sample one Thanksgiving many years ago when my wife and I spent Thanksgiving Day with Norita and her late husband, Earl. Norita has served and continues to serve in ministry support roles. Currently serving as a kid ministry assistant. Norita has shared her story publicly because she wants “adoption to be more considered, accepted, and sought after.” So, more people will know “Every child deserves a mother and a father!" ...

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November 24, 2020 00:01:03
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Bringing Kids Home Trailer

TBHC is excited to launch our brand new podcast called Bringing Kids Home. We will explore stories of Adoption and Foster Care. As well as how anyone including you can make a difference in a childs life. ...

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