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For families who have adopted internationally or transracially, celebrating a child’s culture of origin can be an amazing way to help a child develop ties to their heritage, and to help the entire family develop an appreciation and love for different cultures that exist both locally and globally!

Help us meet our goal for 2020. Spread the word that there’s a foster care crisis. And us do something about it!

Creativity is an act of warfare. When we create, we are making a statement to the world that darkness doesn’t win.

See how churches and organizations came together to support and celebrate with local foster families.

Clement Kids Spring Semester 2020 begins January 13 and registration is now open! Check out the class schedule and descriptions below, and make sure to register before the classes fill up!

Being a parent or caregiver who is helping a child navigate grief’s often-changing landscape can feel like an overwhelming job at times, but be encouraged!

Clement Kids is financially supporting adoptive families, creating community among parents, giving foster children a safe space to create, and teaching children how our talents glorify God.

Photography as an art form shines light on beauty and truth. Whether we were in front or behind the camera, we joined in an act of defiance against the brokenness of this world to create something beautiful for our own families and the Doblins.

Join us on November 10, 2019 for Stand & Orphan Sunday. On this day, across the nation, churches and individuals will stand for the fatherless—for orphans and children in foster care.

At the core of our Christian walk is our call to help take care of the lost, homeless, hurting, widowed, and fatherless. Not all of us have physically walked this path, but many have walked it aside friends, and many walk it through prayer and awareness support. Though we may not all be called to open our homes to children young and old, we are all commanded to love and care for those in need. It is at the core of our Christian walk: love thy neighbor as yourself; care for the lost, the hurting, the fatherless.

This is why care teams exist. To surround and support weary foster families. To provide tangible support that benefits the children in foster care and those lovingly caring for them.

One by one, people arrived at the Woodruff Park Splash Pad in Columbus on the morning of August 24th to run, walk, and stroll for a very important cause!

Here's the story of how our upcoming Celebration Banquet ballet performance came to be -- beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe what the Lord has been weaving together through the stories of those involved.

Clement Arts' upcoming Celebration Banquet (September 24, 2019) is an opportunity to celebrate God's blessings over the last 7 years as well as dream about what He is calling us to accomplish in the new season ahead.

Looking for ways to get involved in foster care? Here are 5 ideas to consider!

Clement Arts was able to speak with Brooke Saalman on her experience as a Clement Kids dance instructor.

It’s almost incomprehensible to know that across the globe there are an estimated 153 million orphans, not including children who live in institutions, many children living on the street, and many children world-wide who are at risk for abuse and neglect. As followers of Christ, what is our responsibility to vulnerable children who will never be adopted?

Clement Arts welcomes Carmen Overton as Executive Director.

Important announcement from Clement Arts.

Soon we’ll all be getting back into the swing of things and scheduling our fall extracurricular activities, and we hope you will add a Clement Kids class to your weekly schedule! Come check out the many classes we’re offering this fall semester at our upcoming Open House event. Drop in for an opportunity to meet our instructors, participate fun activities, and be entered in a drawing to win a free month of tuition!

While working with DFCS, Wynnbrook Baptist Church's "Foster Love" ministry began to see the need for life skills training for teen foster children, most of whom live in group homes. Clement Arts interviewed Foster Love Advocate, Helen Hall, to learn more about the Life Skills Clinic they hosted.

HOPE Foster Care knows that many obstacles can come between you and your foster parent license, so they are paving an easier path!
HOPE is eliminating obstacles by coming directly to you through Mobile IMPACT. Learn more about this opportunity exclusive to our area.

Clement Arts is excited to announce Christal Gavin as our new Clement Care Director beginning August 2019. Learn more about Christal, her family, and what she brings to her new role with Clement Arts.

Leigh is a birth mother who entrusted her son, Harris, to his parents 3 years ago through private infant adoption. She graciously opened up about parts of her adoption journey in hopes that others would be encouraged, educated, and prompted to show grace to members of every part of the adoption triad (adoptive parent, child, birth parent).