Adoption Month Celebration Event

One Church One Child of Maryland, Inc. along with other partners will be hosting an Adoption Month Celebration event on Sat. November 3, 2012 at New Psalmist Baptist Church.

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Our New Mission & Vision

What is our Mission?
One Church One Child of Maryland is a prominent vehicle for foster care and adoption. One Church One Child of Maryland is a catalyst increasing the number of perspective adoptive families annually by expanding the number of covenant and partnering churches. One Church One Child of Maryland is visible in the community and seen as a viable effective leader providing commitment and quality services.

What is our Vision?
One Church One Child of Maryland is a prominent vehicle for foster care and adoption. One Church One Child of Maryland is a catalyst increasing the number of perspective adoptive families and expanding the number of covenant churches. One Church One Child of Maryland is visible in the community and seen as a viable effective leader providing commitment and quality services.

What are our Goals?

Goal 1:
Position One Church One Child of Maryland as an important organization in the foster care and adoption community.

Goal 2:
Increase the recruitment of churches and families willing to adopt.

Goal 3:
Strengthen and develop programmatic systems for tracking, monitoring, and evaluation.

Goal4:
Develop a stable, growing, and diversified funding base for One Church One Child of Maryland.

Goal 5:
Develop a strong One Church One Child of Maryland Board and Staff infrastructure.

The National and Local Program Focus
The focus of OCOC is to provide technical assistance and support to local departments in recruiting adoptive families from the religious community and in developing strategies to retain adoptive families awaiting placement of a child.

OCOC additionally seeks to recruit adoptive families from corporate and non-profit organizations and to develop corporate partners to serve as sponsors for OCOC adoption activities.

In Maryland One Church, One Child:

  • Provides information to local social services departments, the religious community, and corporate and non-profit organizations about the One Church, One Child Adoption program and data regarding the number and availability of waiting children.

  • Provides information and assistance to places of worship and to community groups, on the process to pursue adoption.

  • Offers support to prospective adoptive families.

One Church, One Child is sponsored by the One Church, One Child of Maryland, Inc. Board of Directors in cooperation with the Social Services Administration of the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

If you would like more information about adoption or if you would like to host a One Church, One Child presentation at your religious institution, please call 410-323-6944 or Click Here to fill out our online inquiry form.

Our Families
The Emmersons
Joined: 2/12/02
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Announcments
One Church One Child of Maryland's Board of Directors is hosting a Clergy Luncheon on Wednesday, June 7th.
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