adoption support

Summit VIII — Saddleback Christian Church

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 09, 2012  /   Posted in Events

As I have for the past three years, I took a journey to Southern California to Summit VIII. I think how the Summit has changed even in the years since I started attending. Even amongst changes and improvements, I can always count on Summit to be refreshing and well worth the journey. First, I want to

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Summit VIII — Saddleback Christian Church

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 09, 2012  /   Posted in Events

As I have for the past three years, I took a journey to Southern California to Summit VIII. I think how the Summit has changed even in the years since I started attending. Even amongst changes and improvements, I can always count on Summit to be refreshing and well worth the journey. First, I want to

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OCA Spotlight – Meet Stacia

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 06, 2012  /   Posted in Ministry Updates

Inasmuch as this is an Orphan Care Alliance volunteer spotlight, it seems fitting to begin by mentioning that Stacia Washausen, Director of Family Support, has felt such a compassion for the fatherless that she and her husband have put feet to that sensitivity and adopted two children into their own family. But with that being

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You Share…and Everyone Benefits!

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 27, 2012  /   Posted in Ministry Updates

We all do it. Call it extreme spring cleaning or just a reorganization of our homes, but about once a year or so, we gather up all those household items we don’t use or the clothes we’ve outgrown or the baby furniture gathering dust in our basements and take them to a thrift store. It

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You Share…and Everyone Benefits!

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 27, 2012  /   Posted in Ministry Updates

We all do it. Call it extreme spring cleaning or just a reorganization of our homes, but about once a year or so, we gather up all those household items we don’t use or the clothes we’ve outgrown or the baby furniture gathering dust in our basements and take them to a thrift store. It

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Sometimes You Just Need a Friend

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 12, 2012  /   Posted in Adoption Support

Sometimes the commitment is just too much. You can sympathize with parents who don’t have friends and family to act as a safety net when times gets tough, and you want to help (you really do!) but you simply cannot take on the role of surrogate parent. Yes, the goal of Safe Families for Children

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OCA Launching Local Branch of Safe Families

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 04, 2012  /   Posted in Safe Families

Have you ever wanted to help other families in need? Thought about being a foster parent, but didn’t think it was the right fit for you? Safe Families for Children is a national movement of families helping families. The CBS evening news did a piece on Safe Families a few years ago, check out this

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OCA Launching Local Branch of Safe Families

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 04, 2012  /   Posted in Safe Families

Have you ever wanted to help other families in need? Thought about being a foster parent, but didn’t think it was the right fit for you? Safe Families for Children is a national movement of families helping families. The CBS evening news did a piece on Safe Families a few years ago, check out this

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Thoughts from a Life Coach

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 22, 2012  /   Posted in Life Coaching

It always amazes me, this role of life coach. I can’t think of one time when a subject was covered between me and the young man I was journeying with that was not significant . . . for both of us! Take, for example, just going out to Rally’s. We talk about cars, motorcycles, easy

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Sojourn Adoption / Orphan Care Seminar Recap

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 18, 2012  /   Posted in Events

There was a different kind of fireworks going off the same day as “Thunder over Louisville.” These were fireworks in the hearts of over 100 attending the OCA Adoption & Orphan Care Seminar at Sojourn Community Church. One of the day’s highlights was listening to Dr. Bill Smithwick of Sunrise Children’s Services. He challenged us

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