Advocacy

Self-Care: A Critical Component of Persevering

Posted by Heather Sewell on August 17, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Family Support

By: Amy L. Denley, Psy.D. By and large, most adoptive parents I have met are remarkable people. They are committed to causes bigger than themselves and are courageous and generous about investing themselves in the lives of others. But sometime this “outward focus” can leave adoptive parents little time for self-care. Their own emotional, spiritual and physical needs may be

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The Moment I Started to Self-Care

Posted by Heather Sewell on August 03, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy

By: Heather Sewell I never realize the need to slow down until I get sick. Like, physically drained. My husband always jokes and tells people that he is married to a machine. But, when enough is enough – I crash. Hard. In bed for an entire weekend – but that was before becoming a mother.

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Equipping the Church to Care for Kids from Hard Places

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 22, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Churches, Ministry Updates, Parenting

By: Haley Hisle Those who provide care within a school and church setting spend a lot of time with children and adolescents and can have a profound influence. These people volunteer in many different roles to help look after children while a parent is in a small group or church service. Heather Sewell, Ministry Development

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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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Volunteer Spotlight- Allison Chesser

Posted by Office Admin on April 20, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Life Coaching, Orphan Care, Uncategorized, Volunteer Opportunities

“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it.” -Anonymous. We love to spotlight our volunteers here at OCA because we love seeing fellow brothers and sisters doing Christ’s work! Galatians 5:13 says, You, my brothers and sisters were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to

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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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