foster care

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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Ideas for Orphan Sunday 2015

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 29, 2015  /   Posted in Advocacy, Events, Fundraiser

Each year, Christians all around the globe join together for One Day. with One Voice. for One Purpose to Defend the Cause of the Fatherless. Whether you have a heart for adoption, foster care, or just orphan care in general, this is YOUR time to stand up and gather your community together for an event

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2015 Adoption & Foster Care Seminar

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 21, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Churches, Events, Foster Care, Orphan Care, Parenting

Orphan Care Alliance would like to formally invite you to our Adoption and Foster Care Seminar. The event will take place this Saturday at Little Flock Church. If you have been to our event before, we encourage you to spread the word about this brand new seminar! This year, speakers will focus on the life

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DCBS seeks Foster Care Review Board Volunteers

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 08, 2015  /   Posted in Advocacy, Family Support, Foster Care, Orphan Care

Advocating for the dependent, neglected and abused children in your community can be an important way to invest your time. You hear this a lot throughout the ministries of Orphan Care Alliance. As you seek ways to get involved in caring for fatherless children and families in crisis, we aim to provide families and individuals

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National Attachment Trauma Awareness (NATA) Day

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 19, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Advocacy, Family Support, Orphan Care, Parenting

My Life as a Parent of a Traumatized, Attachment-Disordered Child I’m giving you this letter because you have expressed an interest in my experience as a parent of a traumatized, attachment-disordered child. It is not a story I relate to you lightly. My child has some very special needs and because of this, so do

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Adoptive Mother’s Retreat to breathe life into weary foster and adoptive mothers

Posted by Heather Sewell on March 24, 2015  /   Posted in Family Support

Contact: Ashley Wells Company: Together in the Trenches Email: trenchesretreat@gmail.com Website: http://www.togetherinthetrenches.com/ Together in the Trenches Invites All Foster and Adoptive Moms to Their Upcoming Faith-based Retreat on May 22-23 in Henryville, IN Together in the Trenches proudly invites all foster and adoptive moms to their upcoming faith-based retreat on May 22-23 that will be held

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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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