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An Invitation to the 2023, "All In Foster Care Summit" from Dr. John DeGarmo

Updated: Mar 21, 2023


International foster care expert, consultant, author, and TED Talk speaker, Dr. John DeGarmo, offers a special invitation to the All In Foster Care Summit being held on May 3, 2023 in Hurricane, West Virginia at River Ridge Church Teays Valley.


Dr. DeGarmo is the author of multiple books including Faith and Foster Care and The Church and Foster Care; a foster parent of over 60 children through the years; and serves as the director of The Foster Care Institute. He will be speaking on "The Church, Faith, and Foster Care" and is part of a lineup of national and state experts joining the Summit.



The All In Foster Care Summit is a transformative event aimed at improving the state of foster care in West Virginia. With West Virginia having the highest rate of children in foster care in the nation, the system is struggling to keep up. However, with the collaboration of families, churches, and community partners, we can all make a tremendous impact on solving the problems.


The Summit, to be held on May 3, 2023, at River Ridge Church Teays Valley in Hurricane, WV, is a platform for like-minded individuals, church leaders, members of foster/kinship care organizations, and anyone interested in reforming foster care to come together and make a positive change in the lives of God’s most vulnerable children and families. The Summit will feature national and state child welfare experts, including, in addition to Dr. DeGarmo, Jason Weber, National Director of Foster Care Initiatives at the Christian Alliance for Orphans; and Lynn Johnson, President and Founder of ALL IN Fostering Futures and the former Assistant Secretary for The U.S. Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

At the Summit, attendees will learn about the current state of foster care in West Virginia and how they can work together to create a brighter future for the children and families who need support and resources. The event is free to attend and registration is now open. So, come join us and be a part of transforming foster care in West Virginia!



The All In Foster Care Summit is a Chestnut Mountain Village event.



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