Glenda Wright, foster care made me stronger

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 16, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Life Coaching

Glenda Wright’s story At nine years old Glenda’s grandmother became her legal guardian, along with her three brothers. A year later, Glenda’s grandmother passed away. With no one else to care for Glenda and her brothers, they entered the foster care system in western Kentucky. Initially, they were placed in a foster home together. Then,

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Four reasons OCA matters

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 29, 2016  /   Posted in Fundraiser

 My parents separated when I was 3 years old. I have heard it said that children won’t remember much, if anything, from their early childhood, but I remember the night my father left like it was yesterday. Yelling, screaming, lamps thrown, tables flipped. I spent most of that night in a closet, and then I

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Orphan Care Advocacy and You

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 21, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy

What is orphan care advocacy? What does it mean to mirror the gospel message and adoption? Who is affected by orphan care and how do I fit in? If you have ever asked any of these questions, we should talk. Without truly understanding the vast needs of adoption and foster care it doesn’t make sense

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OCA helped uphold my family

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 08, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Advocacy, Family Support, Fundraiser

OCA Helped Uphold My Family from OCAKids on Vimeo. Since 2008, OCA has been helping families bring children home with adoption matching grants and covenant loans. This year, 31 families have been given adoption financial assistance. Children have been adopted from China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Uganda and domestically.  In 2016, 62 couples from the Salt River

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Meet the Raver Family

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 18, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy, Fundraiser

Meet The Raver Family from OCAKids on Vimeo. Orphan Care Alliance’s mission is to equip Christians and connect them to opportunities to care for the fatherless.  When a family answers the call to care for the fatherless, we are honored to walk along side them on their journey. The Raver family is a family that

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Zax Sauce, Zalads & Zappetizers

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 09, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy, Events, Fundraiser

This is the weekend! Orphan Sunday brings our community together to remember the plight of the orphaned and children in foster care. Whether you’re burdened for children, teens or families in crisis this year, OCA is focusing on Upholding Families. By eating at Zaxby’s restaurants on Sunday, November 13, you are taking a stand to

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