Lives Rewritten - Foster and Adoption Event

Lives Rewritten is an opportunity for anyone from any church or community to explore and meet with the adoption and foster care network of families. Whether you’re curious and want to learn more about the experience and process or are a current foster or adoption parent in need of support, this is your opportunity to connect, so RSVP today.

Event Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

General Session

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

1st Breakout Session

11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Lunch Provided.
For a Gluten-free option,
please email Carol Verville at

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

2nd Breakout Session

Breakout Session Tracks

Track 1 Option 1

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Interact with several families who have adopted and/or fostered; hear their stories and ask questions about their journey.

Track 1 Option 2

Licensing and Processing
Hear from agency representatives; ask questions about licensing and getting involved in foster care, Safe Families for Children and Refugee Foster Care.

Track 1 Option 3

Preparing for the Journey
Our very own Mark and Callie Nelson discuss creating a support network, finding God in hard places and more.

Track 2 Option 1

Guest Speaker Jason Johnson
In “Refresh and Regroup: Finding the Strength We Need on the Journey,” Jason Johnson will share more of his experience and answer your questions.

Track 2 Option 2

Nathan and Carrie Woods provide an overview of “Empowered to Connect Principles” and explore how they are using these techniques in their own family. Learn helpful techniques for the unique challenges faced by foster and adoptive families.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:21

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

John 14:18

“We love because he first loved us.”

1 John 4:19