It was put on by Loving God's Children which is a non-profit group here in Brandon, FL area that helps to educate about adoption, sponsor and encourage those in the process, and help those once we have brought little ones into our lives through foster care or adoption.
Empowered To Connect Conference in February! Talk about a LOT of information all at once. That was specified toward helping parents with parenting their children especially children from hard places. AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL! It has changed our lives and since then we have gone to Dallas, TX so that we can teach this class to families here in the Brandon Area.
If you haven't gone to Empowered To Connect and you are a foster or adoptive parent - YOU SHOULD!
National Christian Alliance for Orphans with a couple of friends from the area. It was AMAZING! This conference is mean to help teach anyone in the church, church leaders, those wanting an in depth look at what orphan care looks like including adoption, sponsorship, helping people adopt, creating valuable resources in your church to help educate about adoption, s*x trafficking, helping those age out of foster care, what it looks like from the adoptees point of view, and hear AMAZING hearts and stories about foster care and adoption- this is the place to find it!
It started off 9 years ago with 25 attendees, and this year there were 2,500 and they had to send people away. Next year it will be in Chicago because it has outgrown the venues!!! :)
4Kids of Tampa! A non-profit organization that specifically helps educate about the need for foster care, supports families that foster, and helps specifically to get the church involved in caring for those in foster care!
LOVING GOD'S CHILDREN for all you do! Thank you to all who donated things to give us an extra special time! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!
Live in the Tampa area- next year we will be doing this again same weekend, and can't wait to expand so that more moms and those ladies who support us can be refreshed! :)
**Contact Gretchen Sloan the founder of Loving God's Children, and personal friend of mine for more information. Just tell her you saw how awesome this was and I sent you her way ;).
firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 813-716-5508 :)