The events, conversations, and lives enriched this past year provides great momentum as we head into 2017. Here are just a few ways we have seen God move:
38 families initiated adoption processes at the "Wait No More" state wide adoption event on September 10th. We continue to provide support for many of these families.
Hosting a monthly "Coffee Talk Care Group" has taken off to support and encourage foster and adoptive moms with an average attendance of 8 moms per month who desperately need this time.
The James 1:27 list has mobilized several Christians in Centre County to support foster and adoptive families as well as families on the verge of losing their kids to County custody. Several needs have been met such as baby equipment, meals, bikes, basketball hoops, car repairs and baby gates to go around a pellet stove, in addition to other needs. These are self-referrals or from Centre County Children and Youth case workers.
150 people attended Orphan Sunday and 12 agencies/organizations were represented for the purposes of encouraging those involved in fostering, adopting, mentoring and international child sponsorship and to provide information to those thinking about serving in these areas.
Numerous one-on-one discussions with individuals and couples about their options for fostering and adopting have taken place with many of those taking the next step.
One couple was pregnant under complicated circumstances, and heading towards abortion. Thankfully, we were able to help find the baby an adoptive family.
Found mentors for local moms who have received their children back from foster care and need encouragement to ensure success with their new parenting skills.
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