AMP S2E10: Adoption Meets Reality Show - Jenny Marrs
You guys, Season two is TEN episodes deep now! This is crazy talk but I am thrilled beyond measure and as always, so grateful for the incredible support.
This week's episode is so exciting for me because it features Jenny Marrs from Almost Home on HGTV. I had never met Jenny (Still haven't, really!) before her interview and I was immediately like, "I want this woman to be my friend asap." She was so kind and gracious and I could totally see why she got her own reality show!
Of course the main reason I talk to any of my guests is (duh!) adoption, so I got to hear all about her sweet daughter Sylvie and their story of bringing her home and how that has mixed with being a bit more public than your average family.
It was an amazing conversation and I can't wait to hear what y'all think! And of course, be on the lookout for an official launch date for Almost Home on HGTV later this year!
Jenny talks in her interview of a quote by Amber Haines about the deary feeling that winter gives us and how well it relates to our hardest seasons. You can read this and more from Amber Haines here and check out her books Wild in the Hollow and The Mother Letters.
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.