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Sudden Family: How Fostering One Child Led One Couple To Adopt Four Biological Siblings

Season 1, Ep. 32

On this episode of the Bespoke Parenting Hour, host Julie Gunlock speaks to professor Christina Villegas, author of an upcoming reference book on foster care, about her own foster care to adoption story. Professor Villegas and her husband Manny went unexpectedly from zero to four kids age four and under in four years through the foster-to-adoption process. Julie asks Professor Villegas about that rapid change in lifestyle, her efforts to balance motherhood with work as a professor, and why a support system is key to success in fostering and adoption.

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The Bespoke Parenting Hour is a podcast about and for parents who are tired of being told how to do it. There’s no one way to parent--there are as many ways as there are kids. Parenting styles, strategies, and philosophies should be bespoke—tailor-made to fit you, your family, and most importantly, your kids! Twice a month, Bespoke host Julie Gunlock is joined by a variety of guests who are parenting the way they see fit. 

 

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