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Kentucky Governor Signs House Bill 420, for families

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 27, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy, Churches, Family Support, Parenting, Safe Families, Videos, Volunteer Opportunities

“It’s supposed to be there to help people where they are. Government is there to facilitate our liberty, our freedom and our ability to do what we were created to do.” Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Today was a big win for Kentucky families. The House Bill 420 was passed into law, when the Governor signed

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How OCA helped us bring our child home

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 20, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Family Support, Orphan Care, Parenting

Orphan Care Alliance equips Christians and connects them to opportunities to care for the fatherless. Through our pre-adoption classes and seminars, financial support through grants and loans, and post-adoption conferences and connect groups, we’ve come to know and love many adoptive families. Being that November is National Adoption Month, we wanted to introduce you to

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OCA partners with local ministry to provide adoptive mom retreat

Posted by Heather Sewell on April 24, 2015  /   Posted in Darren's Corner, Events, Family Support, Orphan Care, Parenting, Partners

By: Darren Washausen Orphan Care Alliance continually focuses on our mission to equip Christians and connect them to opportunities to serve the fatherless. In addition to equipping those who are called to serve, OCA has a family support ministry to walk with them on this journey. Stacia, our director of family support, has been especially

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National Adoption Day

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 21, 2014  /   Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Parenting

I became a mother to four children in one day. When I entered into motherhood, I was welcomed with wide open arms. We had been licensed to receive a placement through foster care of up to four children aged eight years old and younger. That is exactly what the Lord brought to us. Jonathan was eight

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Foster Parent Devotional: Psalm 44:3

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 23, 2013  /   Posted in Parenting

They called her the baby that never smiled. She came to us at eight months old with allergies and rash all over her body. We began the process of assessing her needs, taking her to the doctor, and loving her. A month later, she was a different baby who never stopped smiling. She captures the

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US teens in foster care: By the Numbers

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 08, 2013  /   Posted in Foster Care

By: Chris Crutchfield    Kids in foster care move from home to home for any or no reason at all. Many feel unwanted and unloved as they have no permanency in their lives. When children transition into the teen years an illusion of adulthood sets in. You may be there now, or maybe those years

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International Adoption: Asia

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 24, 2013  /   Posted in Adoption

By: Chris Crutchfield   Typically, when we think of Asian adoption our thoughts turn to China.   While China is one of the leading adoptive countries, Asia consists of many more countries with children waiting for a ‘forever family.’  Other countries in this region are Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.    According to World Vision,

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Bloggers Needed

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 06, 2013  /   Posted in Volunteer Opportunities

Write for the OCA BLOG! Do you have a burden to serve the fatherless…but are not quite ready to donate money, adopt, or mentor a youth? Today’s blog post is simple: We need you! OCA needs volunteers to keep up with all the summer events and news coverage to inform the masses. Even if you

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Journey to Adoption: Ethiopia

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 05, 2013  /   Posted in Adoption

By: Renee Reithel   My husband, Andy, and I were married in September 2010. And shortly after that I began to feel a burden—a burden to pray for my husband to open his mind to the idea of a child. So I prayed for six months. Wouldn’t you know it? For the same sixth months

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