Parenting

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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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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Saturday Boost!!

Posted by Haley Hisle 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 Haley Hisle 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 Haley Hisle 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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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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