Edition: September | October 2021


The Oak Life Journal is a publication designed specifically for orphanage directors, caregivers and advocates. Topics include international orphan care news, orphanage frameworks and administration, as well as practical applications of therapeutic care and alternative caregiving perspectives.

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Table of Contents

From the Editor

"I Should've Been a Beekeeper"

By Cameron Talbot • 2 min read

How did you begin your journey in orphan care? Did you always dream of raising 60 children? Did it come to you in a vision?

News Feed:

with Isaiah Cory • 4 min read

Taliban Rule Causes Concern for Vulnerable Children in Afghanistan

Ask Ann

"Who Is Ann?"
3 min read

Clinical Social Worker, Ann Houck, answers the critical questions that caregivers are asking about childcare.

But who is Ann? And what is her experience in alternative child care?

The Orphanage Founder's Guide to:

The Board of Directors

By Cameron Talbot • 10 min read

8 Tips to completely change your board meetings. All in "Part Two" of this essential orphanage founder's guide.

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