We work to find forever families for our orphaned children throughout the world. If permanence is not an option, we work to better the lives of orphaned children in an effort to give them a hope and a future.
This ministry provides support through support groups, transitional housing, mentors, and professional partnerships for women who choose to parent their child or choose adoption.
OCC staff and volunteers provide practical advice to those desiring to adopt and can help with walking through various adoption options (not all adoptions need to be costly!) We are happy to meet with you and help to come up with the next steps of your adoption journey. Please check out under Get Support for Adoption and options to meetup for more details pertaining to adoption.
If you are unable to take children into your family but are able to remove the financial burden for someone else, you might want to consider giving to OCC’s ABBA Fund. A tax deductible donation to the ABBA Fund will go directly to covering the cost of an adoption by a family at Overlake Christian Church.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to donate.
Sponsored and hosted by OCC, this annual conference welcomes overs 1000 parents and aims to equip, encourage and inspire parents who care for orphaned and vulnerable children.
Foster parents, Teachers, counselors and other professionals can earn training credits too!
CHILDREN’S LAW CENTER OF WASHINGTON
OCC houses this non-profit law clinic that provides low-cost / no-cost legal services supporting permanency for children. Services range from guardianship, adoption finalizations, third-party custodies, and step-parent adoptions. Andrew Schneidler, adoptive father of three, is the founder and practicing attorney of this first-of-its-kind legal clinic. So far, this clinic has helped over 140 orphaned children find permanent families. You can find out more at www.thepermanenceproject.org.
– Reintegration into the family of origin if possible
– Adoption into the local community or extended family
– Adoption into the local church family
– International adoption
OCC aims to reintegrate orphaned children into a family. We assist global church leaders and pastors in building orphan care ministries that promote local adoption or permanent care for orphaned kids.