Thursday, July 25, 2013

Welcome Home!

Welcome to the Family 


Congratulations to 

Brian and Jennifer and their family.

We are so thankful for how the Lord
                                                        has put your family together.

Post Adoption Training in Peoria - Creating Connection

Note: There are 8 scholarships left as of 8/15/13
Equipping Adoptive and Foster Parents to Connect with Children from Hard Places

September 10 - November 19, 2013
Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

This group will equip parents with the following tools:
» Building healthy parent/child attachment.
» Learning how to prevent and deescalate challenging behaviors.
» Equip parents with the skills needed to disarm your child’s learned fear.
» Learn practical techniques to help stabilize you child’s neurochemical system, 
identify sensory triggers which impact behavior.
» Teaching self-regulation skills to your child.

Space is limited and scholarships are available.

Therapists: Jonna Tyler, LCPC, RPT-S & Corey Hopson, LCPC
Call the Receptionist at 309-692-6622 to reserve your place.
6615 N. Big Hollow Rd. | Peoria, Illinois 61615 

 Working together with Lifesong for Orphans to help serve adoptive families. 

Lifesong for Orphans has been working for months to help facilitate better pre and post adoption training for families in central Illinois. They have scholarshipped counselors to become TBRI trained through Texas Christian University and have a class scheduled for the fall.
They are offering scholarships for families to attend, all the details are below.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Reminder the OHOH Family Picnic is Coming!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Time: 4:30-7:00pm

Place: Bethany Community Farmhouse,
27265 Dutch Lane, Washington, IL  


Join us as we gather for a great meal and fellowship!  This is a great time of getting to know other foster and adoptive families, or those with an interest in orphan care. 

Bring your family, a dish to share, lawnchairs/blankets, and perhaps some outdoor things for your kids to play with.  

We will provide chicken, drinks, and table service.

RSVP or any questions?  Contact Amy Park at

Fall Open Hearts, Open Homes 
Orphan Care Bible Study

This study is for anyone interested in learning what the Scripture has to say about caring for orphans.  A desire to adopt or do foster care is not a requirement for this study.  We will also be using A Passion for the Fatherless by Daniel Bennett to help us better understand the theology of adoption and the practical application of orphan care.

Sundays, September 22 - October 27, 2013

11:00am - 12:15 (during second church service)

Bethany Baptist Church

Led by: Jerry Sanderson

Any questions?  Contact Jerry Sanderson -
or Amy Park at

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July Focused Fellowship - Note Location Change

July Focused Fellowship!

Foster and/or Adoptive Moms! It's just about time for some prayer, fellowship, and encouragement.  We look forward to seeing you all this month!

Please note the location change for July only.

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013

Time: 7pm (Panera is open until 10pm)

Place: Panera Bread,  1101 W Bird Blvd, Peoria.  

Note: this is the Panera at the North end of Knoxville Ave, just north of Northpoint Shopping Center.

Focused Fellowship meets the third Monday of each month at 7pm.  Normally in Monica's home.  We meet for a time of setting our minds on Christ, praying for each other and encouraging and sharing with one another as we parent the families that the Lord has placed us in.  If you are a foster and/or adoptive mom you are welcome to attend.  Feel free to bring a friend.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Amy at

Saturday, July 6, 2013

You Can Register Today!

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