Unplanned: Krystal
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
3M ago
Our guest today is Krystal Valdez, Ellis County Clerk, wife and mom of two.  Krystal is sharing her story of how her life plans changed when she discovered she was pregnant at 17. We hope Krystal’s inspiring story of hope and restoration will be an encouragement for other women facing unplanned pregnancies to choose life. Give Today! Join our email list Podcast@tbhc.org ..read more
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Counting Blessings: Neva
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
4M ago
Our guest today is Neva McLaughlin. Neva grew up in Waxahachie, TX and now lives in Michigan for the summer and fall and in Maypearl, TX for the winter and spring months. She grew up being a part of TBHC with her dad Ted Stanley who was an administrator here. She is graciously open to sharing her story of her family and life growing up at TBHC. We know her story will inspire others and spread the message about bringing kids home. Give Today ..read more
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God's Amazing Time: Susan & Scott
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
5M ago
Our guests today are Susan and Scott Shinn. The Shinns have resided in Edom, TX for the last 30 years. They were high school sweethearts and live on the Cattle Ranch they run together. Scott is the Justice of the Peace in Van Zandt County and Susan runs a cleaning business. They have shared their testimony several times at church and are graciously here to share it with us today. The theme of their story is about trusting in “God’s amazing time.” The Shinns want to share their story to show how amazing adoption is and how God used TBHC to build their family into what it is today.   ..read more
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Grief & Gladness: Stephanie & Bobby
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
7M ago
Our guests today are Bobby and Stephanie Simons. The Simons have lived in Hurst, TX since 2016. They are currently foster parents and have one biological daughter named “Ella” who is almost seven. They both work full time and have a very busy schedule but felt the Lord calling them to minister through foster care. Despite their original plans to not have children, they heard the call from God and chose to listen and obey, trusting God to provide for their needs. The Simon’s story is about being the hands and feet of Jesus to kids and directing them toward him. They want to encourage people tha ..read more
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Surviving Chaos: Karly
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
8M ago
Our guest today is Karly Pancake. She grew up in Middletown, Delaware and has lived in Denton, Texas for the last six years. Karly and her husband started out as foster parents and now they have two adopted children, Kendrick, and KK, and one biological son, Eli. She would describe her story as redemptive, challenging, sanctifying, and beautiful. Karly wants to share her story to let people know that “just because something is “hard” it doesn’t mean it has to be “bad.”’ She wants foster and adoptive families to know “that they are doing beautiful, holy, hard work that is incredibly important ..read more
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Wouldn't Change a Thing: Jeremy
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
9M ago
Our guest today is Jeremy Trojacek. He grew up in Groesbeck and has lived in Midlothian, Texas for the last seven years. Jeremy has been married to his wife Amelia for 21 years and together they have 3 boys, Hunter, 18, Parker, 15, and Cooper, 12. He was a high school coach for 16 years and now owns Chick-fil-a in Red Oak. He has a passion for growing and developing people and wants to encourage and inspire others through his story.  His wife, Amelia was diagnosed with breast cancer which is what led them to adopt their middle son, Parker. Jeremy wants to share his story to let others kno ..read more
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Everybody Has a Story: Hood
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
10M ago
Our guest today is Tiphany Hood. Tiphany is an Ellis County local and has resided in the city of Red Oak for the last decade. Her family growing up first came to the Home when she was six months old, and she spent her early years here. She has been married to her husband Andy for 25 years and together they have three boys: Andrue, Tyce, and Kase. Tiphany is passionate about her job at First Red Oak church. She says a lot has changed since her time here and we look forward to hearing her story and taking a closer look at how TBHC has developed along the way.   Podcast brought to you by our ..read more
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Foster Care Awareness: Olivia
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
11M ago
Today we’re talking with Olivia Bentley, our Family Recruiter here at TBHC. Olivia has been with us for a year and a half serving in our PreService department. Olivia will be dispelling some common misconceptions about foster care, addressing what happens to a child if there are no available homes in their area, things to consider if you’re thinking about fostering and she tells a beautiful story of reunification.   Podcast brought to you by our very own Fostering Success Conference. Find out more information about our conference at www.tbhc.org/fostering-success-conference ..read more
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The Pursuit of Difficulty: Mark & Chelsea
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
1y ago
Our guests today are Mark & Chelsea Reidland. The Reidland’s have lived in Fort Worth for 17 years. Their family consists of 6 children: 3 were added through adoption, and 3 are biological. They are in the golden age of parenting where all of their children are fairly self-sufficient. On top of parenting, they also help run a faith-based organization that equips, inspires, and recruits foster or adoptive families. The Reidland’s story is about learning to be faithful and just doing what God has asked of us at the risk of our comfort and preferences. They would love to encourage others to t ..read more
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Figuring it out together: James & Tiffany
Bringing Kids Home
by TBHC Foster Care and Adoption
1y ago
Our guests today are James and Tiffany Burns. James grew up in Florida and moved to East Texas when he was 12 while Tiffany was raised in Arlington Texas. Since 2020, they have lived on our Waxahachie campus as a foster family. They have 2 preteen boys and have almost always had the max number of foster kids in their home. Tiffany has always homeschooled the children and this year they are challenging themselves to play outside for 1000 hours. The Burns have seen the hand of God through their entire fostering journey as well as what support from other Christ-followers can do. They are passiona ..read more
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