Adoption

Orphan Care Alliance brings Jubilee Academy into its Ministry Family 

Posted by Heather Sewell on March 12, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Family Support, Ministry Updates

Written By: Becky Raver When OCA Executive Director Darren Washausen and his wife, Stacia began searching for a more effective educational choice for their son, Jubilee Academy came to their attention. Enrolling their son in this school was not only an answer to prayer, but also the beginning of a deeper relationship between Orphan Care

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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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6 holiday tips for adoptive families

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 14, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Family Support

Adoption and the Holidays from OCAKids on Vimeo. Underlying issues like adoption, thinking about birth parents, sensory issues, new culture can cause extra aspects of stress to a family’s holiday celebrations. OCA wanted to provide some ways you and your family can plan for the upcoming holiday festivities with freedom and ease. These suggestions come

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Understanding Children from Hard Places through an Adoption

Posted by Heather Sewell on October 26, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Events, Family Support

By: Joan Miller, Director of Clinical Counseling at The Provision School and Family Counseling Center, Lexington, KY A sign in my office reads: “Adoption loss is the only trauma in the world where victims are expected by the whole of society to be grateful”- Rev. Keith C. Griffith At first when you read that, it

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4th Annual H3 Conference equips those caring for kids from hard places

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 21, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Churches, Events, Family Support

The 4th annual Help, Hope, Heal Conference will take place this year on November 5. Orphan Care Alliance equips Christians and connects them to opportunities to care for fatherless children. This conference serves to equip pastors, teachers, parents, family members and anyone else caring for a child who comes from a hard place. What is

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Spend Labor Day weekend doing one thing for orphan care

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 03, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Churches, Events, Parenting

Imagine a nation full of Christians providing homes for fatherless children. Each child has a home. Each has a family. It wouldn’t be an easy life for the Christian, but it would be a life mirroring our great God who welcomes us all into his family. It couldn’t be about fame or credibility. After all,

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