We return to The Father's House on Saturday, September 21st 2019 for this episode in the "For The Least" series, where we participate in an open to the public foster care and adoption question and answer session. The panel consists of myself, my wife, and 3 other families with hearts open to Orphan Advocacy. For more information about The Father's House, please visit https://www.newoakscommunity.org/ For more information about Foster Care, or Foster to Adopt in the state of Ohio, please visit https://fosterandadopt.jfs.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/ofc/ If you live outside of the state of Ohio. please visit The National Child Welfare Information Gateway at https://www.childwelfare.gov/ or start with your state's government website for more information.
I first met Mike and Margo Lowry about two years ago through church. A friend had told my wife and I that there was this couple that we had to meet, who had just moved here from out of state, and that she wanted us to help welcome to our church and to the area. We knew almost immediately after speaking with them for the first time that there was truly something special about this husband and wife - and that “something” is their love of God, their intentional realness about life, and their HUGE hearts! Recorded Saturday, April 20th 2019 at their home in Lebanon, Ohio. Meet The Lowry’s…. For more information about Foster Care in the state of Ohio, please visit: jfs.ohio.gov/ocf/fostercarelisencing.stm For more information about Foster To Adopt in the state of Ohio, please visit: fosterandadopt.jfs.ohio.gov If you are outside of the state of Ohio, please visit The National Child Welfare Information Gateway at www.childwelfare.gov or start with your state’s government website for more information.
I first connected with Jeff Jones several years ago through a men’s adoption support group on Facebook. A group discussion lead to a friend request, which lead to direct conversations through which we learned we shared similar passions about foster care and adoption. Although we stayed in contact, I did not actually meet Jeff and his wife Kristina in person until March of this year. This episode was recorded where Jeff and Kristina currently serve and live - The Father’s House located in Hamilton Ohio. The Father’s House is a former orphanage which began in 1869 as a home for orphans of the Civil War. The estate is a 2.8 acre lot with a 25-room mansion and several outbuildings. When fully restored, it will be a thriving community of families committed to fostering and adopting, and an active center for advocacy and support for others doing the same. We decided to sit in one of the front formal rooms of the mansion - a beautiful open space with massive arching windows and doorways. You can hear the acoustics as we speak. You can also hear the love and passion that this wonderful husband and wife have for The Least. Meet Jeff and Kristina Jones.