• We Adopted Cole

    Six months ago, we took foster placement of a little boy named Cole.  Yesterday we adopted him. We adopted Cady and Emma earlier this year. For the past four years, Ana and I have been foster parents.  It’s been life-changing.  We have aged tremendously, and we have lived exceptionally....
  • Starting A New Business And We Adopted Our Girls

    We haven’t posted a podcast for a couple of weeks, so there is some catching up to do.  We are starting a new business, restructuring the old one, and we finally made our family legal on May 12th when we adopted our girls. Visit GoodladUnscripted.com Watch GoodladUnscripted on Youtube...
  • Four Is Even Better Than Three

    Within a couple of hours of me posting our last podcast where I essentially said to Ana that I thought our family was complete and we were not going to have any more kids, we got a phone call about a little boy that needed a foster home.  After...
  • We Had An Epic Battle

    The same scene plays out every morning between 5:30 and 6:00. Jesse calls out for mommy or daddy, and we draw straws to see who gets to fetch him. Soon he is nestling into a sliver of space between Ana and me in our bed and ordering up whatever...
  • Learning To Parent With Patience And Understanding

    Frustration and reaching the end of your patience when raising three toddlers is inevitable, but my wife Ana and I have learned that raising your voice may be a way of regaining temporary control but it doesn’t solve the problem, it only makes it worse.  Since becoming foster parents...
  • Down To Nothing Is Where You’ll Find Everything

    There is a point some of us will reach, if we live long enough. It’s a dismal place devoid of anything good that no one ever dreams of reaching. It’s a crossroad and to get there you have to hurt, and when you think you can’t hurt any longer,...
  • 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...
  • Managing Life Instead Of It Managing You

    Episode 49 Difficult times can either break you or make you stronger but it’s how you react to the circumstances and not the circumstances themselves that determine your happiness, success and peace.  Mike Tyson once said that every fighter has a plan until he gets punched in the face....
  • Our Foster Kids Came Back – Show 48

    Episode 48: You can read this related article about the girls coming home. Last October the two little girls that we took in as foster kids moved to live with a former foster family that wanted to adopt them.  We did all we could to help make that happen...
  • Coming Home

    Some stories are harder to tell than others. This one is both heartwarming and tragic. For those that don’t know, my wife Ana and I are foster parents. One year ago we got a call about two little girls aged one and two. The Department Of Family Services was...
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