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Adoption and Finances

Posted by Haley Hisle on April 06, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Orphan Care, Parenting, Uncategorized

By: Beth Puricelli The fees associated with adoption can be costly. OCA spoke with two Kentuckiana families who give credit to God for providing financially for their adoption expenses.  Many people answered the call of God to assist financially for their expenses, here are their stories, we hope this will inspire you to pursue adoption,

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Crestwood OCA Connect Group UPDATE

Posted by Heather Sewell on January 29, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Family Support, Foster Care, Orphan Care, Parenting

Thank you for your interest in the OCA Connect Group which meets at the Oldham SECC Campus on the first Tuesday of each month.  Our next meeting is coming up next week, and if you need to take advantage of the free childcare, please email Angie Martin at amartin@secc.org at your earliest possible convenience.  We really are

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Help, Hope, Heal Conference 2015

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 02, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Family Support, Parenting

It’s Back!! Register for the 3rd Annual Help, Hope, Heal Conference Learn to connect with kids from hard places and enjoy a day of encouragement and healing. Orphan Care Alliance, together with Highview Baptist, hosts the Help, Hope and Heal Conference (H3).  H3 has sessions designed to support, inform and inspire everyone who touches on

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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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Safe Families movement cares for Louisville mom

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 29, 2015  /   Posted in Safe Families

God’s Work in 24 Hours A Woman’s Choice & Necole’s Place May 2015 Newsletter Article Friday, May 21, at Necole’s Place, our staff had a conversation with one of our GED graduates, who was present for Bible Study. She had just returned from the doctor’s office, going into her 37th week of pregnancy, and the

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Saying YES to foster parenting

Posted by Heather Sewell on March 18, 2014  /   Posted in Foster Care

By: Jenn Menn @faithtofoster Police found them alone in their home after a concerned neighbor called. The eldest child, at four-years-old, was found tied to the kitchen table with a leash-like rope as parents were at work. The three children were taken to a shelter, but were too young and sick for the staff to

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Christian deeds speak louder than words

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 17, 2014  /   Posted in Orphan Care

By: Sybil Brun @shelivesfree I thought about his words the rest of the day after I read them. Truthfully, I’ve hardly stopped thinking about them since: “I don’t think it’s possible to live a comfortable, modern American lifestyle and uphold the ideals that Jesus sets forth in the Gospels. That’s a big reason that I

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