SR 772: Selfless Leadership: Foster Care and Adoption – Nanette Brown, Part 3

“One of the keys in raising teenagers is even if they’re good and they’re compliant, we still need to be in tune with where they’re at emotionally, mentally, we need to be checking in.” – Nanette Brown

In this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, Yvette Hampton and Nanette Brown discuss the challenging yet rewarding journey of foster care and adoption. Nanette shares her personal story of how she and her family got involved in foster care, highlighting the impact it had on their family and homeschooling experience. She offers valuable insights into navigating the foster care system and provides encouragement for families considering foster care or adoption.

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Discussion Questions:

1. Do you have any friends of family, or is your family involved in foster care or adoption? How has that experience impacted your view of leadership and service?

2. What are some ways that fostering leadership in children can be linked to actively serving others, such as through foster care or adoption?

3. How do you think serving and supporting foster families can impact the lives of the children and the families involved? Have you seen examples of strong church or community support for foster families?

4. Nanette highlighted the importance of support and connections with other foster parents and organizations. Have you observed the power of support networks and community resources in easing the challenges of foster care and adoption, or in your homeschool journey?

5. What role does faith play in the decision to become a foster parent or adopt? How might faith and trust in God’s provision impact the journey of fostering or adopting children, especially those with complex needs?

6. Nanette mentioned the value of creating strategies and setting expectations when incorporating new children, whether through fostering or adoption. How important do you believe these strategies and expectations are for maintaining a healthy family dynamic?

7. What encouragement can you draw from Nanette’s experience and insights into the challenges and rewards of foster care and adoption? How might her story influence your perspective on serving and leading in this way?


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