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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

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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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Recommended Resources:

Podcast Note-Taking Guide

Raising Kids To Be Leaders YouTube Channel

Instagram – @a_nanette_brown

“Homeschooling is a Powerful Tool” – Nanette and Rod Brown in Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

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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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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit SchoolhouseRocked.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at CalledToTheTop.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.