Foster Care

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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Caring for Our Kids

Posted by Heather Sewell on January 27, 2017  /   Posted in Foster Care

Kentucky Foster Children need the Church by Brittany Lind One of the bravest women I know is the woman who gave birth to my son. She was young, it was her first child, her life was unstable and she hadn’t made all the best decisions up to that point, in fact, some of her decisions

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I Know What It’s Like to Be Orphaned

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 24, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Events, Family Support, Foster Care, Orphan Care

This year’s Spring Adoption and Foster Care Seminar in Lexington, hosted by Southland Christian Church was such an uplifting event! Speaker, JT Olson was heartfelt and gave so much depth to the foundation of the Both Hands Foundation. With forty families seeking to journey toward adoption the day was a great success. Families were able

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Foster Training Hours Offered in Kentucky

Posted by Heather Sewell on April 11, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Churches, Events, Foster Care, Orphan Care, Parenting

Kentucky Foster Parents will Receive State Approved Foster Training Hours at upcoming Adoption Seminar State workers lead breakout sessions to train foster parents OCA presents adoption and foster care from a Christian perspective. The breakout sessions cover a wide array of topics that will help your families sort through the complex process of adoption, both domestically

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Empowered to Connect, CEU Details and Instructions

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 25, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Events, Family Support, Foster Care, Parenting

CEU Details and Instructions We have good news! Professionals will be able to receive continuing education credits again at the 2016 Empowered to Connect Conference simulcast! This is a great opportunity for your church to engage social workers, counselors, and therapists serving in your area. Some hosts, like Mark in Memphis, have even been able

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Crestwood OCA Connect Group

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 23, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Churches, Events, Family Support, Foster Care, Parenting

Good morning! Can you believe it’s been a month since our last OCA Connect meeting?  Next Tuesday, March 1 our topic will be “Taking a New Look at Your Expectations” and I am personally really looking forward to discussing this because I know it has tripped me up in the past (and perhaps currently!).  We’ll show

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ETC Simulcast Offers Social Worker CEUs

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 16, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Churches, Events, Family Support, Foster Care, Parenting

All professionals interested in receiving continuing education credit must register through this site. You will not be eligible for credit without a confirmation of registration and badge. Find more information about the conference and locations here . For inquiries regarding the Empowered to Connect Conference inquiries, please call 615-550-5600 ext. 116 or email etcconferences@showhope.org. Who is

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Crestwood OCA Connect Group UPDATE

Posted by Heather Sewell on January 29, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Family Support, Foster Care, Orphan Care, Parenting

Thank you for your interest in the OCA Connect Group which meets at the Oldham SECC Campus on the first Tuesday of each month.  Our next meeting is coming up next week, and if you need to take advantage of the free childcare, please email Angie Martin at amartin@secc.org at your earliest possible convenience.  We really are

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