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Foster Parent Spotlight- Jason & Nikole Skaggs

Posted by Haley Hisle 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 Haley Hisle 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 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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