All God’s Children International has had the unique opportunity to join over 2,000 other church leaders and adoption, orphanage care, and foster care professionals and advocates together at Christian Alliance for Orphan’s Summit 9. The event, held May 2nd and 3rd in Nasvhille, TN, and recently called “the burgeoning Christian orphan care movement” by Christianity Today, serves to inspire, equip and connect through a global initiative to advocate for orphan care.
In addition to participating in workshops, AGCI’s Ohio/Kentucky Regional Director, Mary Tyler, will facilitate a workshop called “Say Yes to Special Needs.” The workshop provides prospective adoptive families with information and resources helpful in determining their preparedness to adopt an older child or child with special needs.
Mary, with the help of a panel of adoptive parents and adoption and medical professionals, discusses medical information about special needs, education opportunities and resources, attachment issues and concerns, children’s learned behaviors, and experiences children have had in foster/orphanage care. Mary will also walk participants through a transition plan, which assists adoptive families in identifying supports to have in place prior to bringing a child into their home.