Episode 1

Nicole and Kristan are a queer Bay Area couple who want to adopt a child from foster care. As they prepare to have their home inspected, they child-proof their apartment and invite a couple of kids over to examine their handy work. Will they pass the safety check?

This week, we are partnering with Raise A Child. To access resources and guidance on how you can adopt from foster care, visit raiseachild.org

 

Episode 2

Kristan and Nicole prepare for their home study, checking requirements off a long list: a physical exam with their fabulous physician, Dr. Tiny; learning CPR at 7:00 AM on a Sunday; and answering awkward questions from their social worker.

This week we are partnered with The Human Rights Campaign, America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. To find an LGBTQ-friendly adoption agency, check out the list here

 

Episode 3

Nicole and Kristan are approved foster parents and await a placement. They seek advice from friends who've adopted from foster care and bust open some myths about this road to making a family. Then an email from their social worker pops up about a foster kid... "are you interested?"

 

Episode 4

Kristan and Nicole get their first potential match, but they may be getting ahead of themselves in their excitement. While waiting, Nicole attends a Family Fair to shmooze the local social workers, but it doesn’t go too well.

 

EPISODE 5

Another promising lead for a placement comes Nicole and Kristan's way, and this one comes fast: if it works out, they could have a four-year-old within the week. While they prepare, an unexpected development changes the plan. A foster-to-adopt story.

 

EPISODE 6

Nicole and Kristan reflect on their turbulent journey, while South Dakota passes a law which discriminates against LGBTQ people who want to adopt. In an effort to increase their chances of success, Kristan and Nicole expand their search to include siblings. Will they become parents at last?