Please join Central as we host Dr. Roderick Logan from Christian Family Care for a training session on
Counting the Cost – Preparing Parents for Adoptive Placement.
This course is designed primarily with parents in mind. It is intended to inform and educate mothers and
fathers on the various costs associated with adoption or extended fostering of a child or siblings,
previously removed from the birth family, and placed into the state’s foster care system. By “costs” it is
meant, what are the obligations an adopting or fostering family (including the biological children) expect
to be asked to commit; what might they need to sacrifice on behalf of the health and welfare of the child or
children they seek to care for and/or make their own? Participates can expect to gain insights on setting
realistic expectations for themselves. The course content includes an introduction to attachment trauma,
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), pathways to resilience, and what it means to be a trauma-informed
Presenting is Dr. Roderick Logan, DPTh, CFTP. Roderick is an Adoption Educator and Trauma Professional with
Christian Family Care. He provides parent-focused, in-home WRAP service that coaches parents through the
precarious early days of match, transition, and post-placement. He is a presenter and curriculum developer
for CFC’s Parent University. Roderick has a Master’s in Biblical Counseling, a Doctorate in Practical
Theology, and is a Certified Family Trauma Professional with ATI and IATP. He has first-hand experience and
knowledge of the Arizona adoption and foster care systems and counseling trauma impacted individuals.
Roderick and his wife, Melody, have been married 38 years. They raised 3 children and have 8 grandchildren;
one of whom was adopted through Arizona’s DCS
Central's monthly gathering is geared for providing foster families a place to gather with
other foster families and relax and unwind while at the same time learning both from a
evangelical and non-evangelical perspective.