Monday, March 22, 2010

Dr. Karyn Purvis on Family Life Today

A three day radio series beginning today as Dr. Purvis shares information about healing and caring for children from "hard places". Listen online here - Family Life Today explores the research and interventions of Dr. Karyn Purvis and her work at the TCU Institute of Child Development. Healthy touch, infant massage, sensory integration, brain development and attachment are topics covered and also available in her book "The Connected Child".
Very important and life changing information for every parent and for anyone involved in foster care and adoption.

Also visit for more resources (video, audio and articles) by Dr. Karyn Purvis.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Casey is giving back and imploding Texas Stadium

This is an amazing story in the Dallas Morning News about Casey Rogers! He was formerly in foster care and has now been adopted into a Christian home.

I was on the phone with Becky Lloyd from Asheville, NC this afternoon as she is preparing for the Share His Hope orphan care and adoption conference March 19-20, 2010. She was sharing with me about the amazing foster care ministry of Russell Rogers. Becky then sent this story from today about Russell's son Casey!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Culture of Adoption in the Church

Dr. Karyn Purvis is encouraging and empowering the church to follow God's voice and call to create a culture of adoption. This is a powerful video with Dr. Purvis sharing from her heart. Please visit Empowered to Connect for more resources and don't miss Dr. Purvis in person March 12-13, 2010 in North Carolina at The Connected Child Conference.

Creating a Healthy Adoption Culture in Your Church from Tapestry on Vimeo.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Upcoming Conferences

There are many upcoming events that will encourage and educate in the areas of adoption and orphan care. ABBA Fund is excited to be presenting at these events and we hope to see you there!

March 6, 2010
Blaise Baptist Church, Mocksville, NC
Adoption and Foster Care Expo

March 12-13, 2010
Calvary West, Advance, NC (just west of Winston-Salem)
The Connected Child Conference - with Dr. Karyn Purvis

March 20,2010
Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church, Asheville, NC
Share His Hope 2010 - Orphan Care Conference

April 29-30, 2010
Grace Church, Minneapolis, MN
Summit VI - Christian Alliance For Orphans