Let's Talk: A MN ADOPT Podcast

Let's Talk: A MN ADOPT Podcast


Latest Episodes

Let’s Talk – Put on Your Air-mask: Self Care Through the Holidays
December 22, 2021

Self-care for foster & adoptive parents is needed year-round, but during the holidays it is particularly important to create space to care for ourselves. Amy Bailey, LMSW is a child welfare…

Let’s Talk – Foster Care 101 – Part 6: Foster Care Licensing: Agency vs County (2)
December 08, 2021

When considering foster care in MN, you have the option of licensing through your county of residence or though an agency. Join us as we navigate the different options to…

Let’s Talk – Foster Care 101 – Part 5: Foster Care Licensing: Agency vs County (1)
November 24, 2021

When considering foster care in MN, you have the option of licensing through your county of residence or through an agency. Join us as we navigate the different options to…

Let’s Talk – Conversations with the HELP Program (Part 6)- Strengthening Families Who Adopted an Infant through an Open Adoption
November 16, 2021

Description:  In the final episode, Program Manager, Heather Van Brunt and HELP Specialist, Andrea Brubaker explore common themes, concerns and challenges that may bring a family who adopted through o

Let’s Talk – Conversations with the HELP Program (Part 5)- Strengthening Families Who Adopted Internationally
November 16, 2021

Description:  It’s part 5 of Conversations with the HELP Program.  Program Manager, Heather Van Brunt joins HELP Specialist, Andrea Brubaker to explore common themes, concerns and challenges that may

Let’s Talk – Conversations with the HELP Program (Part 4)- Strengthening Foster Families
November 16, 2021

Description:  In this episode, we bring you part 4 of Conversations with the HELP Program.  Program Manager, Heather Van Brunt joins HELP Specialist, Amy Turgeon to explore common themes, concerns…

Let’s Talk – Conversations with the HELP Program (Part 3)- Strengthening Kinship Families
November 16, 2021

Description:  We bring you part 3 of Conversations with the HELP Program.  Program Manager, Heather Van Brunt joins HELP Specialist, Danielle Lewis to explore common themes, concerns and challenges th

Let’s Talk – Conversations with the HELP Program (Part 2)- Strengthening Families Who Adopted through MN Foster Care 
November 16, 2021

Description:  In this episode, we bring you part 2 of Conversations with the HELP Program.  Program Manager, Heather Van Brunt joins HELP Specialist, Gail Swenson to explore common themes, concerns…

Let’s Talk – Conversations with the HELP Program (Part 1)- Services to Strengthen Your Family
November 16, 2021

Description: We kick-off the HELP Program Podcast Series by bringing you part 1 of Conversations with the HELP Program.  Program Manager, Heather Van Brunt joins us to provide an intro…

Let’s Talk – Foster Care 101 – Part 4: Current Foster Care Need
November 10, 2021

On today’s podcast, Jessica Brogger from DHS joins us to have a conversation about the need of foster care in MN. Jessica will share with us the common reasons youth…