Adoption Support

OCA Connect-Crestwood

Posted by Haley Hisle on May 23, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Family Support, Parenting

One final reminder message about our next OCA Connect meeting tonight.  Our topic will be “How to talk with your child about adoption,” and we are blessed to have 2 presenters to lead our discussion.  Renee Witkowski will share on the topic from a professional and person standpoint, since she works in the field and

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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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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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OCA helped uphold my family

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 08, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Advocacy, Family Support, Fundraiser

OCA Helped Uphold My Family from OCAKids on Vimeo. Since 2008, OCA has been helping families bring children home with adoption matching grants and covenant loans. This year, 31 families have been given adoption financial assistance. Children have been adopted from China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Uganda and domestically.  In 2016, 62 couples from the Salt River

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Orphan Sunday 2016

Posted by Heather Sewell on October 10, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Advocacy, Churches, Events

  LOCAL ORGANIZATION UNITES WITH THE WORLD ON ORPHAN SUNDAY On Orphan Sunday, churches in 80 nations invite Christians to welcome children in need With 427,000 children in US foster care and 17.8 million worldwide who’ve lost both parents, thousands of churches will echo a united message across 80 nations on Orphan Sunday 2016. Spanning

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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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