Adoption

Adoptive Mom’s Perspective

Posted by Office Admin on June 30, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption

Earlier this month Kristi Thompson wrote two educational blogs for us over trauma informed teaching and how to educate and deal with children who come from neglect, abuse, abandonment, orphanage care, chronic illness, or a stressful gestation. We also learned how to equip the church to care for kids from hard places. Today, we are going

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Educating Kids from Hard Places

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 01, 2017  /   Posted in Jubilee Academy, Ministry Updates

“Jubilee Academy equips students spiritually, academically, socially, physically, and emotionally, to live with a Biblical worldview, so that they may impact the culture for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Jubilee Academy staff teaches their students from more than just an academic perspective. “We look at the entire person, so we educate students in a way

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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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Foster Parent Spotlight – Michael & Jacinda Hall

Posted by Office Admin on May 04, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Foster Care

This month OCA will spotlight foster families in our network to bring awareness of Foster Care. Michael and Jacinda Hall foster in Jefferson County. According to the Department of Community Based Services: 70% of children who come into the State’s care are reunited with a biological family member 80% of children adopted through foster care

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Breakfast Meetings to Encourage Adoption among Faith- Based Community

Posted by Office Admin 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 Office Admin 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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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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#GivingTuesday with OCA

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 27, 2016  /   Posted in Events, Fundraiser

Orphan Care Alliance Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement and Pledges to equip Christians and provide opportunities to care for fatherless children.  November 29, 2016 – OCA has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year

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