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Around the World with The Archibald Project highlights people around the world working under the umbrella of "orphan care." Each episode coincides with The Archibald Project's mission to advocate for orphans, educate on orphan care, build community and inspire people into action. While there will be an orphan care conversation in each episode, all topics of life are on the table for discussion from our husband and wife host and their guests.

Around the World with The Archibald Project highlights people around the world working under the umbrella of "orphan care." Each episode coincides with The Archibald Project's mission to advocate for orphans, educate on orphan care, build community and inspire people into action. While there will be an orphan care conversation in each episode, all topics of life are on the table for discussion from our husband and wife host and their guests.
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Around the World with The Archibald Project highlights people around the world working under the umbrella of "orphan care." Each episode coincides with The Archibald Project's mission to advocate for orphans, educate on orphan care, build community and inspire people into action. While there will be an orphan care conversation in each episode, all topics of life are on the table for discussion from our husband and wife host and their guests.

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English


Episodes

Episode 44 - Life in The Congo and Where The Archibald Project is Headed!

8/29/2018
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In today’s episode, Nick and I share an update about our life in the Republic of The Congo, what adopting three kids has been like while living in a developing country, and where The Archibald Project is headed! We answer questions about our own adoption including why we decided to temporarily move to the Congo and why we changed our kids names. We are so thankful for the incredible support we have received from you guys as we have walked through our adoption.

Duration:00:28:18

Episode 43 - How Oleg Overcame His Own Odds

8/15/2018
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In today’s episode, we sit down with Oleg Lougheed, an inspiring young man who not only has started the non-profit Overcoming Odds, but he himself has indeed overcome many odds. Oleg entered an orphanage in Russia at age 9 to try and get his own life on track. Without a father present and an alcoholic mother, he did what he thought was the best option.

Duration:00:56:05

Episode 42 - Catching Up With Courtney Bolander in Romania

7/25/2018
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In today’s episode, we catch up with our dear friend, and former media mission team member, Courtney Bolander. After our media mission in 2015, Courtney and her husband Ricky packed up their lives in New York and moved to Romania to start an organization called Radiant Hope that seeks to restore identity and dignity to youth that are vulnerable to human trafficking. Courtney shares with us how meeting one special girl in Romania changed the course of their lives and was a huge catalyst for...

Duration:00:35:37

Episode 41 - Maryssa Vasquez, President of PUSH and Former Foster Youth

7/11/2018
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In today's episode, we have an inspiring conversation with former foster youth, Maryssa Vasquez, as she shares with us about her past, growing up in foster care, and how an organization she joined in college has changed the direction of her life! Now, as the president of PUSH, Persevere UNTil Success Happens, Maryssa supports former foster youth by encouraging them and creating a space for them to heal by surrounding them with community. Maryssa is helping these youth overcome the odds and...

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 40 - Foster and Adoptive Parents Going From 0-6 kids in 3 Years!

6/27/2018
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In today's episode, we have an inspiring conversation with Daniel and Shellee Hyde! Daniel and Shellee went from 0 to 6 kids in just 3 years! They share with us how they made the jump from 0 to 6, and what becoming foster parents was like for them and how it lead to the adoption of 4 of their children! During our conversation, Daniel and Shellee open up and give us a front row seat to what it was like to just show up and be consistent with the kids that came in and out of their care, even...

Duration:00:41:22

Episode 39 - Give Bio Families A Chance - An Inspiring Conversation With Foster Mom, Sherry and Bio Mom, Kami

6/13/2018
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In today's episode, we interview foster mom Sherry and bio mom Kamey. Sherry and her family entered their foster care journey when Kamey's newborn son was placed with Sherry's family in kinship care, which later lead to foster care. These two women living in polar opposite worlds, yet miles a part, walked through the same season, yet experienced radically different emotions, feelings and desires... and against all odds, they became friends. We are inspired by Sherry's desire to encourage and...

Duration:00:39:02

Episode 38 - Sisters That Live Together, Foster Together

5/30/2018
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In today's episode, we interview not 1, not 2, but 3 sisters living together... and fostering together!!! We are inspired by their commitment to the betterment of vulnerable children and their willingness to sacrifice comfort to care for these kids. Life can be crazy with "3 bosses" as they like to call themselves in their home, but they are quick to express that although challenging at times, foster care is the most rewarding and beautiful thing they have ever done.

Duration:00:27:57

Episode 37 - Adoption, Bonding Trips and Life With The Mwana Mamas

5/16/2018
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In today's episode, I catch up with 4 of my amazing friends and fellow adoptive mamas, aka the 'Mwana Mamas' as we like to call ourselves. When Nick and I traveled to Congo to meet our kids for the first time, we were with these women and their husbands! The leading up to traveling to Congo, while we were in country and in the waiting since returning from Congo, these women have encouraged me, laughed with me and cried with me through many different seasons.

Duration:00:39:29

Episode 36 - Hallie Graves, Single Foster Mom and Lawyer Extraordinaire!

5/2/2018
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In today's interview we have an inspiring conversation with one of our dear friends, Hallie Graves! Not only is Hallie an intentional friend, but she is a full time lawyer and a single foster mom, just to name a few. Hallie shares some really practical advice for how to set your life up to receive a foster child and walks us through what a day in the life looks like for her and her 3 month old foster son. Make sure you stick around to the end of our conversation as Hallie encourages us with...

Duration:00:40:22

Episode 35 - Life in Uganda and Catching Up with the Via Family

4/18/2018
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In today's episode we have a fun time catching up with our old friends Smooth and Kelly Via. if you don't know who the Vias are then you're missing out. The Vias were denied a VISA for their Ugandan daughter so they moved their then family of 5 to Uganda

Duration:00:43:19

Episode 34 - The Movement of Closing Down Orphanages with Julie Walton

4/4/2018
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Welcome back to Around the World with The Archibald Project! In today's episode we're talking with Julie Walton, an active, longterm volunteer and advocate for an organization in Sri Lanka. Not only has Julie visited Sri Lanka as often as she can for the past 6 years to serve a program called Kidz Net, she has also begun working towards her Masters of Arts in International Affairs. In 2015 after learning about a movement of global policy makers are starting called Deinstitutionalization,...

Duration:00:46:14

Episode 33 - Amanda McGinley, Whitney + Nick Runyon - TAP Team!

3/28/2018
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In today's podcast we discuss our deep passion behind addressing the global orphan crisis through an educated and holistic manner. We'll walk you through our orphan care travel show, The Advocates, the number one reason why children are orphaned, and why we are all individually passionate about addressing this crisis.

Duration:00:35:23

Episode 32 - Lisa Eicher, Mom of our Namesake, Archibald!

11/1/2017
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In today's interview we talk about how the Eicher family decided to enter into down syndrome adoption, how their family of 6 was affected by Hurricane Harvey and how feelings of love and attachment don't always come so easily in adoption.

Duration:00:34:53

Episode 31 - Whitney + Nick Runyon, Co-Founders of The Archibald Project

8/8/2017
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In today's episode of Around the World with The Archibald Project we get up close and personal while Whitney and Nick interview each other. We love interviewing outside guests but thought it would be special to interview one another about the past 6 years. We look back, laugh and share memories that you've never heard!

Duration:00:40:02

Episode 30 - Cassandra + Edison Lee of Justice Rising

7/17/2017
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Today, we bring you and incredibly powerful interview with a couple living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo running an education program in war torn villages. Cassandra Lee founded Justice Rising with the desire and passion to empower communities to rise above war and bring lasting peace.

Duration:00:42:55

Episode 29 - Bethel China, Foster Home

6/28/2017
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In this podcast, we learn why children are abandoned in China, how Bethel's education for visually impaired children is working to keep families together, we help break down some of the fears and preconceived ideas around adopting special needs and/or boys and much more!

Duration:00:32:52

Episode 28 - Carlina, Former Foster Youth

6/14/2017
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During our time with Carlina we talk about the day when she and her four siblings were separated, the different homes she was placed, the raw emotions she felt and still feels today, her current relationship with her biological mother, and the book she wrote to inform and inspire people about the desire foster youth have for a family!

Duration:00:32:08

Episode 27 - Cara + Nick, Foster Parents

5/31/2017
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Today we hear Cara’s passion about giving her entire heart to her children, we hear the couple’s desire for more people to get involved in foster care, we discuss how foster care has changed their biological children for the better, we hear about what it was like bringing a 14 year old into their home and how they have fallen head over heels for her!

Duration:00:38:11

Episode 26 - Millie Holloman, Single Foster Mom

5/17/2017
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In today's episode of Around the World with The Archibald Project we are so excited to introduce you to single Foster and Adoptive mom, Millie Holloman!

Duration:00:39:26

Episode 25 - Meaghan Martin, Former Foster Youth

5/10/2017
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Today, we are so honored to start the month off with our guest, Meaghan Martin, who is a former foster youth. Meaghan shares with us today what led to her entering the foster care system on her 15th birthday, what it was like entering new homes and how she over came the odds and is a strong and successful woman today.

Duration:00:34:47