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Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth

Mission: OCA's mission is to equip Christians and connect them to opportunities to care for the fatherless. OCA's vision is for the Body of Christ to lead the efforts of caring for the fatherless in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Target demographics: Fatherless Children and Families in Crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: 559 adoptive families through the Family Support ministry, 9529 items were given through the Kids' Care Closet, 400 people took steps toward adoption, 40 churches were equipped to start active orphan care ministries, 50 youth found community through life coaches, 31 children were adopted through the financial help of the OCA adoption grant/loan, 14 children received a safe family

Geographic areas served: Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Programs: Safe Families for Children, Family Support for adoptive and foster families, Life Coaching for foster youth, and Orphan Care Awareness and pre-adoptive support

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Bruce Z.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very appreciative for the H3 conference (Hope, Help, Heal) that was hosted the fall of 2013. It was very helpful with understanding special parenting issues and skills that are often associated with adoption. I am very pleased that OCA will be offering this conference again this fall. With these type of events being offered free to the community many more families will be blessed in the coming years.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first encountered Orphan Care Alliance (OCA) after attending an adoption/foster care seminar in Louisville, KY. The seminar was helpful, informative and well done. Since then I have served as a seminar speaker and now as a hub coordinator for a new Lexington area hub of this nonprofit.

In addition to partnering with churches and engaging volunteers, the organization has done the hard work of starting a Safe Families for Children program in Kentucky - an awesome ministry that serves families in crisis and prevents children from entering foster care.

They are supportive of and have a good working relationship with state foster care system workers, and aim to work in partnership (not competition) with area churches, businesses and individuals.

Their life coaching ministry reaches older foster youth who often age out without supportive adults in their lives and their family support and advocacy programs encourage people to consider adoption and foster care, and then OCA supports them along the way. I would highly recommend supporting the work of OCA!