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Jun 28, 2024

How can we help kids in need and find a solution to the foster care crisis in America? 

Our special guest is the award-winning filmmaker, Josh Weigel, the creative genius behind the upcoming film, "Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot."

In this episode, Josh delves into the remarkable and heartwarming story of a small East Texas community that tackled the foster care crisis head-on. Driven by their faith and a desire to make a tangible difference, this small church adopted an astonishing 77 children from the foster care system, transforming countless lives in the process.

Josh and Tina discuss the pressing need for fostering and adoption, the significant challenges and rewards involved, and the vital role of community in addressing such a monumental issue. Whether you're considering becoming a foster parent, looking to support vulnerable children and families, or simply seeking inspiration to do the next right thing, this episode is for you. Get ready to be moved and motivated as we explore how we can all help kids in need and make a lasting impact.

Tina Yeager sits down with the award-winning filmmaker Josh Weigel to discuss his upcoming film, **Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot**. Not only does this film shed light on a small East Texas community that made a monumental impact by adopting 77 kids from the foster system, but it also serves as a beacon of hope and a call to action for us all.

### Why You Should Listen:

- **A Real Story of Impact:** Learn how 22 families took on the challenging yet rewarding role of adopting 77 children who needed homes the most.

- **Practical Insights:** Discover actionable ways you can get involved in supporting children in need, from fostering to other means of preventing kids from entering the system.

- **Community Focus:** Understand the importance of coming together as a community to address major social issues.

- **Inspiration to Act:** Feel empowered to step into difficult yet transformative roles, much like the members of the Possum Trot community.

### Key Highlights:

- **The Need for Hope:** Josh shares staggering statistics and heartfelt stories that highlight the significant need for more foster parents and community support.

- **Preventative Measures:** Discussion on how preventing issues before they escalate can drastically reduce the number of children entering the foster care system.

- **Community and Faith:** Learn about the crucial role faith communities can play in supporting vulnerable children and families.

### Get Involved:

- **Watch the Film:** “Sound of Hope” releases nationwide on July 4th. Don't miss the chance to witness this compelling story on the big screen.

- **Supporting Resources:** Visit for more information and resources on how you can help.

- **Spread the Word:** Follow and share posts from Angel Studios and our podcast’s social media to raise awareness.

### Closing Thoughts

We have the power to make a difference, one step at a time. This episode reminds us that actions, big or small, can collectively transform lives. Listen now, be inspired, and take the next right step towards helping kids in need.

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