Adoption

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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Saturday Boost!!

Posted by Office Admin on April 22, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Events, Parenting, Together in the Trenches

Friendship Everyone craves deeper friendships, right? I know I’m not the only one. Whether you get that new job you were hoping for, or the dreaded diagnosis at the doctor’s office, you feel compelled to share it with someone. Someone who understands you and what you’re going through. That is exactly what I love about

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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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The orphan, the widow and me

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 27, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Churches

Adoption is expensive. In fact, it’s the main reason families don’t even consider adopting. That is until the Both Hands model came along… Join JT Olson, author and founder of Both Hands, for a night of stories, fellowship and inspiration. After losing his parents in a car accident in his youth, JT knew in an

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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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