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BFH is Awarded The Millennium Circle Fund from The Luzerne Foundation

October 24, 2017


Brandon's Forever Home has been named the 2017 recipient of The Millennium Circle Fund from The Luzerne Foundation. The extremely generous $25,000.00 Grant will be used to fund a new After School Tutoring and Family Meal Program which hopes to expand to sister sites through out Luzerne County.

CALO Seeks White Haven for New Facility

October 9, 2017


Executive Director, Lorine Ogurkis met with CALO to discuss the possibly of a new facility to help at risk teens in the Northeast. A meeting will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Foster Township Municipal Facility to discuss. To sign the petition please click here. For more information please contact BFH.

MFHS Selects Lorine Ogurkis, Esquire as Rose Allen Tucker Award Recipient
September 25, 2017


At this year’s Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors & Community Luncheon, MFHS will be presenting the Rose Allan Tucker Award to Lorine Angelo Ogurkis, Esquire. Ogurkis, a native of Hazleton, has dedicated herself to giving back to her community through her tremendous work at Brandon’s Forever Home. As a founding member and President of this Hazleton-based charitable organization, Ogurkis has significantly improved the quality of life for countless children in the foster care system. She provides counseling and resources for mothers and prospective mothers within the area, and she works passionately as an advocate and educator for the foster care system in order to help children and unite families.

For more information or to read the full article, click here.



American Eagle Outfitters Raise 
Funds at UNICO

September 16, 2017


Our friends at American Eagle Outfitters opened their hearts and donated their time to raising funds for BFH at the UNICO Bell Italia Festival. 



BFH Hosts Love My Selfie 2017

August 11, 2017


Brandon's Forever Home welcomed our teen girls for a day of yoga, nutrition, and self love for Love My Selfie 2017! The day ended with dinner, make overs and a photo shoot.

Barletta Presents Angels in Adoption Award to Brandon’s Forever Home

Press Release August 16, 2016


HAZLETON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today presented an Angels in Adoption award to Brandon’s Forever Home, the non-profit organization focused on raising awareness of adoption and foster care and placing children with loving, permanent families.  Brandon’s Forever Home was founded in 2014 by state Rep. Tarah Toohil (116th District) and local attorney Lorine Ogurkis, who each have their own personal experiences with adoption and foster children.  Barletta had nominated the group for the honor awarded each year by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.



Upcoming Events


THU OCT 7, 2021

Support Group - 7 Core Issues in Adoption

THU NOV 4, 2021

Support Group - Best Resources for Adoptive Parents and Children

THU DEC 2, 2021

Support Group - Adoption Terminology


Join us for a 30 min live Q&A session each month with our Director Lori Ogurkis and our Executive Assistant Missy Nenstiel to answer questions from those interested in learning more about foster care, fostering and adoption. Our goal is to make this informative and to build your confidence towards the decision to become a resource parent.

Click here for more information.

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