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Giveaway Update

You have exactly 4 days to get your review up on iTunes for Southern Joy Podcast.


We will announce the winner Friday morning right before Sharon boards the plane headed to China.

Go to our iTunes page and leave a review.

Click View in iTunes and then ratings and reviews to subscribe/ write review.

We appreciate the stars as well!


This time next Sunday a new podcast Episode 3: The Blessings of Homeschooling will be up.

Thank you SO much for your love and encouragement as we keep plugging along.

Adoption: Podcast Episode 2

Today we are sharing one of our favorite topics in the world, Adoption. We share how God led us to adoption, the different aspects of paper chasing, being in China and post adoption. We even share what adoption looks like in our homes. We are both passionate about the gift of adoption and hope something resonates with you. If you have questions or need prayer, please leave a comment so we can come along side your adoption journey. You are not alone!

I, Sharon leave May 20 to travel to China for our 10th child, 7th from China. There is even a chance Amber and I will get a podcast recorded in the middle of travel phase. I don’t think it has really hit me we are going again. Scott says it will be real when we sit down on the plane ready for take off. Part of our family is staying home, and we are taking the two youngest with us. My family blog is linked below if you want to follow us across the globe and back.

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8


Adoption Resources:

Seriously, you can not beat the information shared on NHBO website. If you need more information, any of the beautiful ladies in the sidebar will support you for sure.

No Hand But Ours Blog: Answers, Community, Hope

Steven Curtis Chapman: Show Hope


Agencies we have used:

Bay Area Adoption Services: BAAS

Chinese Children Adoption International: CCAI

Lifeline Children’s Services

America World Adoption Agency: AWAA

There are SO many more wonderful agencies. These are the ones WE have helped bring our children home.

We would LOVE for you to share you agency and brief testimonial in a comment for others seeking an agency.

Sharon blogs at:

A Beautiful Symphony: Family, Adoption, Homeschooling, and Home Everything Beautiful: Our Family Scrapbook

Growing Whole Hearts: Ou Homeschooling Blog

Sharon Ankerich on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter


Amber blogs at:

Firetrucks and Fairytales

Tribeleggio on Instagram


We would love to connect with you!

You can email us at

Our Instagram account can be found at Southern Joy Podcast.

Robert Louis Stevenson says, “Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.”

Giveaway Details

Do you love Southern Joy Podcast and want us to be successful? We need your help!!!


Podcasts need subscribers and positive reviews for growth and a strong presence.

We would LOVE to be listed on the New and Noteworthy section but that only happens with help from our listeners.


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3 Action Items for Making Southern Joy Successful:

  1. We need you to go to our Itunes page and listen to the latest episode.
  2. Next click ratings and reviews to leave comment with lots of stars.
  3. Don’t forget to subscribe as well!


When you subscribe and leave a review, you are entered to win a Magnolia Market mug and fresh Texas coffee.


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