Adoptive and Foster Parent Group

These are gatherings for parents experiencing the joys and challenges of foster, adoptive and kinship parenting. We focus on a variety of topics including parenting, adoption & foster care and personal growth. As we share stories, encouragement and practical training, our desire is that parents leave feeling more equipped and encouraged as they lead their families. Childcare is available in Kids’ Club for infants through 5th graders, with one week advance registration.

Oakley Adoptive and Foster Parent Group

Location: Crossroads Oakley 3500 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Date: January 14th, 2020, 6:30-8pm

Topic: New Strategies: Trading Our Angry Reactions for Gentle Responses Do you sometimes find yourself becoming upset when your children do something upsetting?…hahaha, of course you you, we all do. Join support group this month as we examine how and why we react, and encourage each other to choose different responses. New ways are possible! Kerry Gautraud (adoptive momma and pediatric nurse) will be sharing her very real life experience and learnings from the book “Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions For Gentle Biblical Responses” by Amber Lia & Wendy Speake.


Sign up to attend the Oakley group and RSVP for childcare (infants-5th graders) at least one week in advance HERE.


Video Teaching: Crossroads did a series, Powerhouse, on family. One week was specifically about parenting. Many of the ideas shared were from some of our favorites, Beth Guckenberger, Karyn Purvis and Jayne Schooler. While many of the strategies were developed to help us better respond to and connect with vulnerable kids, these methods are great parenting methods for ALL families. You can check out the service with Chuck Mingo and Kim Botto HERE.

Parenting Articles: HERE is a great article written by Vicki Diller, Parenting: What’s the End Goal? HERE is a full list of articles, many on family and parenting, written by those in our community. Lots of great insight.

For info on upcoming events, check our facebook group. As this is a closed group, you must be approved to join. Please check your “other” facebook messages so we can contact you.

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