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Foster Care Is…

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 20, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Events, Family Support, Foster Care

Foster care doesn’t have to be “plan B.” My husband and I did not pursue foster care because of an inability to have biological children. We also didn’t do it because we are special or possess a unique ability to remain unattached from children that come into our home. Our plan from the beginning was

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Together in the Trenches joins OCA ministry

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 19, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Together in the Trenches has come under the umbrella of Orphan Care Alliance! To say we are thrilled is an understatement!  OCA provides the structure, heart, resources and wisdom that Together in the Trenches has been seeking.  They have graciously agreed to make us a part of their organization under “Family Support”.  Our mission and

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Glenda Wright, foster care made me stronger

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 16, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Life Coaching

Glenda Wright’s story At nine years old Glenda’s grandmother became her legal guardian, along with her three brothers. A year later, Glenda’s grandmother passed away. With no one else to care for Glenda and her brothers, they entered the foster care system in western Kentucky. Initially, they were placed in a foster home together. Then,

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Highlands Boombozz Fundraiser, Wednesday

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 06, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Events

Make plans to dine out with your family at Boombozz in the highlands! OCA is having a restaurant night fundraiser this Wednesday, Feb 8, all day. We will get 20% of everything spent on food that night by anyone who shares our flyer with their server. You get a nice meal with your family, OCA

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How Local Churches Support Foster Youth Transitioning to College

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 01, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Life Coaching

How Local Churches Support Foster Youth Transitioning to College Imagine being a teenager facing transition into adulthood and independence all alone. Thousands of young people face aging out of foster care every year. These teens need support, guidance and family now, and for the rest of their lives.  OCA Life Coaching Director, Beth Pace equipped local churches

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Caring for Our Kids

Posted by Heather Sewell on January 27, 2017  /   Posted in Foster Care

Kentucky Foster Children need the Church by Brittany Lind One of the bravest women I know is the woman who gave birth to my son. She was young, it was her first child, her life was unstable and she hadn’t made all the best decisions up to that point, in fact, some of her decisions

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Four reasons OCA matters

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 29, 2016  /   Posted in Fundraiser

 My parents separated when I was 3 years old. I have heard it said that children won’t remember much, if anything, from their early childhood, but I remember the night my father left like it was yesterday. Yelling, screaming, lamps thrown, tables flipped. I spent most of that night in a closet, and then I

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Orphan Advocacy and You (part 2)

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 23, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy

(read part 1) So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:38 What will you do with that freedom? Use this advent season to pray about your role in caring for families and children. Please consider praying through this list I have put together for you – in 2016, make your

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Orphan Care Advocacy and You

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 21, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy

What is orphan care advocacy? What does it mean to mirror the gospel message and adoption? Who is affected by orphan care and how do I fit in? If you have ever asked any of these questions, we should talk. Without truly understanding the vast needs of adoption and foster care it doesn’t make sense

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