• We Are Adopting Our Former Foster Son’s Mother

    This has been a long time coming but we filed papers recently and today we got a court date for the adoption of Crystal, our former foster son’s biological mother.  When we told our family and friends they didn’t understand why.  We talk about why in this episode and...
  • It Fell Apart But Did She Go Back To The Gang Life?

    She was born into the gang life and lived it to its fullest for thirty years before being inspired to make a change.  She did the bold thing, the thing she never imagined she could ever do.  She earned her GED, and then later, her certification as a Phlebotomist...
  • She Will Never Be Able To Handle School

    For those that don’t know Crystal, she is our foster son’s biological mom. When we met she had just gotten out of jail. She was raised in a life of gangs, drugs, violence and crime. We have been on a very unusual journey for the past two years. It...
  • Doing The Impossible

    She was on the street hustling drugs when she was fourteen, and pregnant with her first child. Her dad wasn’t anywhere to be found. Her mom was in and out of prison, everybody was in her world, or dead. She was born into the gang. As she explains it...
  • My Foster Son’s Biological Mom And I Get Deeper Into It – Show 32

    On October 26th Crystal Ellis, the biological mother of our foster son Jesse, joined me on the podcast to talk about her decision to walk away from a life of gangs, drugs, crime, and violence. It was candid, honest and raw and while the decision has been months in...
  • The Biological Mother Of My Foster Son Jesse, And I Get Raw And Deep Into It – Show 26

    Crystal Ellis is the mother of my foster son.  He is still in our care and she still wants to get him back.  I first met her three weeks after she was released from jail and to say there were some issues between us would be like saying the...
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