Being a foster and adoptive parent can be challenging at times. Without a support community and a proper perspective, foster and adoptive parents can sometimes feel “stuck”. Join the Foster and Adoptive Care Network at Victorious Life Church on May 14 to hear Brian share some insightful ways to become “Un-Stuck”.
Brian Strawser and his wife, Rachell, have the privilege of parenting 6 incredible children, ages 20 through 6. Four of these children were adopted through the foster care system in Hillsborough County, FL.
Brian and Rachell currently lead Florida 1.27, a non-profit movement of churches and individuals taking action together to radically change the foundation of foster care and adoption in Florida.
Florida 1.27 partners with churches to engage the community to care for abandoned, abused, and neglected children. With a strategic focus on recruiting, equipping, and providing ongoing support, Florida 1.27 works towards fulfilling its vision of having more than enough foster and adoptive families supported and available to care for vulnerable children in Florida.
Prior to his current role with Florida 1.27, Brian enjoyed a career in the insurance industry creating and delivering information and workflow solutions for professional services companies through a focused approach of converting ideas into realities. With experience as a manager, consultant, and entrepreneur, Brian has developed a passion for helping both families and organizations deliver greater results by focusing on improved teamwork, leadership, and organizational health.
Brian has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a trainer for the Empowered To Connect Parent Training Program and for the Adoption Competency for Mental Health Professionals Program developed by the Institute for Families at Rutgers University.