Ministry for Adoption, Foster Care, and Safe Families

Monthly Archives: August 2011

Oasis for Orphans

Oasis for Orphans is a ministry that was started in 2004 to help care for orphans in Africa.  Last year, Rick and Ann Smith and their children moved to Kenya to work with the orphans.   Each year the children of the Chapel have a project to help.  This year TGA raised money for shoes forContinue Reading

Town Hall Meeting to Combat Human Trafficking

From International Justice Mission On September 19, 2011, concerned citizens from all over Illinois will come together for a Town Hall Meeting on human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about the realities of human trafficking, hear from leading experts on the issue, and take action in theContinue Reading

Adoption Tax Credit

The current adoption tax credit of $13,170 will expire on December 31, 2011.   House bill HR 184 and Senate bill S82 were introduced in January 2011 to repeal the expiration date.  Both bills have been referred to comitttees for review and vote. Details for HR184 can be found here  Details for S82 can be foundContinue Reading