Orphan Care Alliance

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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6 holiday tips for adoptive families

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 14, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Family Support

Adoption and the Holidays from OCAKids on Vimeo. Underlying issues like adoption, thinking about birth parents, sensory issues, new culture can cause extra aspects of stress to a family’s holiday celebrations. OCA wanted to provide some ways you and your family can plan for the upcoming holiday festivities with freedom and ease. These suggestions come

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Orphan Care night focuses on caring for kids

Posted by Heather Sewell on August 31, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy, Churches, Events, Family Support, Foster Care, Life Coaching, Safe Families

By Ruth Schenk | rschenk@secc.org Orphan Care Alliance will present an Orphan Care Support Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Southeast Christian Church’s Oldham Campus. The seminar will focus on serving orphans and families in crisis. After a main session at the beginning of the night, there will be two small-group tracks for those interested in

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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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Caring for Kids from Hard Places

Posted by Office Admin on July 23, 2013  /   Posted in Newsletters

March 2013 As the Body of Christ has stepped up in our obedience to care for the fatherless in our world, we are also growing in the understanding of being equipped for the day-to-day relationships of these commitments. Many of the children that we are called to care for through Life Coaching, Safe Families, foster

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OCA Ministry Overview

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

May 2012 You may recall in last month’s newsletter, I introduced Orphan Care Alliance (OCA) with an overview of the ministry and referencing our Vision and Mission statements. This month, I would like to take a deeper look into where OCA places its focus. I hope this overview helps to clarify your understanding of how God is

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Adoption through Foster Care

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 22, 2013  /   Posted in Adoption

By: Chris Crutchfield There are thousands of children – 115,000 to be exact – in the US foster care system who are eligible for adoption. Nearly 40% of these kids will wait over 3 years in foster care before they are adopted, and 55% will have multiple placements during this time. According to the US State Department,

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Foster Youth and the Church

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 03, 2013  /   Posted in Foster Care

By: Lindsy Wallace I’m honored to be writing the opening post for this month of exploring and understanding the reality of “aging out” of the foster care system. The cycle of brokenness perpetuated by aging out has become a part of our family’s story and therefore, sharing it with others is heavy on my heart. So,

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Foster Youth and the Church

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 03, 2013  /   Posted in Foster Care

By: Lindsy Wallace I’m honored to be writing the opening post for this month of exploring and understanding the reality of “aging out” of the foster care system. The cycle of brokenness perpetuated by aging out has become a part of our family’s story and therefore, sharing it with others is heavy on my heart. So,

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