AMP S1E7: Michaela Montie: Adoption Friendships and where to Find Them
This week, I got to do an interview with an incredible woman who also happens to be one of my good friends (yay!). Michaela Montie is a mom of 3 adopted kids and also works full time as a senior manager in the international department for Walmart. Talk about a balancing act! She and her husband Scott have done 3 separate adoptions both privately and from foster care.
As always, our chat was filled with lots of laughter and honestly about our lives as mamas of kids from hard places. Most importnalty though, our conversation centered around one of the most important self-care things you can do along this journey: find good friendships with people who get what you’re going through.
Michaela rocks at this. She decided that she wasn’t going through this alone, and they started intentionally seeking out families to invite over to their house and minister to through friendship. She and I talk about what this looks like and how to push past the barriers that stand in our way of doing this more often.
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Grace Haven Ministries offers support and services for adoptive families in the trenches. I can say this from personal experience. We were at the end of our rope with this business and Grace Haven's director of counseling services was at our house within an hour... FO FREE. She talked us off the ledge and provided us with some great resources for moving forward. Seriously, reach out to them with your concerns and struggles TODAY. Visit their website here and their Facebook page here.
The CALL trains, equips, and supports foster and adoptive families. You heard from the director in NWA, Ann in the first episode of this podcast. They are great and you should check them out. They have no-commitment info-meeting regularly if you just want to gather more information about adopting from the foster care system, and they provide the complete training you need to become an open home. Check out their website here and their Facebook page here.
Project Zero puts the real live faces of children who are available for adoption in front of the families looking to provide forever homes for them. They travel around the state promoting their dream of having Zero waiting children in Arkansas. You can check out their website here and their Facebook here.