foster care

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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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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Understanding Children from Hard Places through an Adoption

Posted by Heather Sewell on October 26, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Events, Family Support

By: Joan Miller, Director of Clinical Counseling at The Provision School and Family Counseling Center, Lexington, KY A sign in my office reads: “Adoption loss is the only trauma in the world where victims are expected by the whole of society to be grateful”- Rev. Keith C. Griffith At first when you read that, it

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4th Annual H3 Conference equips those caring for kids from hard places

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 21, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Churches, Events, Family Support

The 4th annual Help, Hope, Heal Conference will take place this year on November 5. Orphan Care Alliance equips Christians and connects them to opportunities to care for fatherless children. This conference serves to equip pastors, teachers, parents, family members and anyone else caring for a child who comes from a hard place. What is

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Jefferson County Foster Parents NEEDED!

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 10, 2016  /   Posted in Uncategorized

I am the “Recruitment Coordinator” for the Foster Care and Adoption Program in Jefferson County for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Jefferson County is in dire need for foster and adoptive homes and we are trying to get the word out! In Jefferson County we currently have about 1144 children in and out

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OCA Life Coach moved to adopt youth in foster care

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 24, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Foster Care, Fundraiser, Life Coaching, Parenting

Life Coaching has many different meanings in our world today, but for Orphan Care Alliance, it means equipping Christians to connect with youth at risk of aging out of the foster care system. When emancipation occurs, and young adults are faced with the realities of life on their own, the trauma of their past continues

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