How We Support Adoptive Families and Ways You Can Too

Posted by Orphan Care Alliance on February 09, 2018  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support

It seems like the moment one holiday is over, the next one is on display throughout stores a second later. Sometimes this even happens months in advance, especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and people are beginning to spend an excessive amount on flowers, jewelry, and expensive dinners, but

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Goodpaster Family Adoption Journey Reveals True Community

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 07, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Family Support

Written by: Heather Sewell Twenty-three percent of practicing Christians prefer to have biological children rather than adopt, according to a 2013 Frames study by the Barna Group. This was the story of Nathan and Jessica Goodpaster. When their son turned three, they began opening the discussion of having another child. As the months passed and

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Mully – Pre Purchase Tickets

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 28, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Family Support

Focus on the Family is proud to sponsor the Mully movie, coming to select theaters nationwide October 3rd, 4th & 5th! This powerful new documentary tells the story of Charles Mully, a modern day hero in Kenya who responded to God’s call, and rescued thousands of orphans in his midst! We believe his story will inspire thousands to

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Adoptive Mom’s Perspective

Posted by Office Admin on June 30, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption

Earlier this month Kristi Thompson wrote two educational blogs for us over trauma informed teaching and how to educate and deal with children who come from neglect, abuse, abandonment, orphanage care, chronic illness, or a stressful gestation. We also learned how to equip the church to care for kids from hard places. Today, we are going

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Foster Parent Spotlight- Jason & Nikole Skaggs

Posted by Office Admin on May 11, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Foster Care

By: Haley Hisle, OCA Marketing Coordinator According to ABCNews, approximately 800,000 children every year come in contact with the foster care system. On average, children stay in the foster care system for nearly three years before being reunited with their families or being adopted. Imagine, 3 years of a child’s life without having consistent support

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Foster Parent Spotlight – Michael & Jacinda Hall

Posted by Office Admin on May 04, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Foster Care

This month OCA will spotlight foster families in our network to bring awareness of Foster Care. Michael and Jacinda Hall foster in Jefferson County. According to the Department of Community Based Services: 70% of children who come into the State’s care are reunited with a biological family member 80% of children adopted through foster care

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Breakfast Meetings to Encourage Adoption among Faith- Based Community

Posted by Office Admin on April 18, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Churches, Foster Care, Parenting

Jefferson County church leaders, members invited to learn more about children who need permanent homes.  FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 18, 2017) – Members of the faith-based community in the Louisville area are invited to learn more about Governor Matt Bevin’s “Open Hearts/Open Homes” initiative during  a series of breakfast events later this month. The Jefferson County

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Adoption and Finances

Posted by Office Admin on April 06, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Orphan Care, Parenting, Uncategorized

By: Beth Puricelli The fees associated with adoption can be costly. OCA spoke with two Kentuckiana families who give credit to God for providing financially for their adoption expenses.  Many people answered the call of God to assist financially for their expenses, here are their stories, we hope this will inspire you to pursue adoption,

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