Carl Hocke

Carl is a native of New Jersey but has spent much of his life in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University with a BS in Chemistry and a BA in philosophy. Carl taught high school chemistry and physics for 13 years before entering St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a BD and STM in 1985. In 1986 he returned to Greensboro and for the next nine years directed the Outreach Ministry and the Liturgical Music Program for St. Pius X Church. During this time he was also an adjunct chaplain at Moses Cone Hospital. From 1988 to 1996 he served on the Boards of Directors for Shepherd House, a facility for the mentally ill, and the Greensboro Housing Coalition. In 1993 he helped found and develop international programs for Carolina Adoption Services, Inc. for which he was Founding Board President until he began working as the Latin American Coordinator for the agency in 1997. This year Carl is in the process of establishing and licensing Aaron Adoption Associates, Inc., an international adoption agency of which he will be the director.

Carl's many jobs and ministries over the years have included choir director and organist at several churches, owner of flower and gift shops, retreat coordinator for teens, religion instructor at Greensboro College, board member for Catholic Social Services in NC, ministry to people living with AIDS and family counseling. However, the experience of serving adoptive families has been among the most challenging and rewarding. He maintains a close personal relationship with most of the adoptive families he has assisted over the past 11 years in the adoption field. He joined the FOA board in the hope of advocating for and assisting children and families involved in international adoption, and to help make the process as simple, safe, ethical, positive and rewarding as possible.

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Focus on Adoption (FOA)Board member2004-01-01
Carolina Adoption ServicesIncorporator of1993-00-00
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Focus on Adoption: Who we are and Mission July 20062006-07-14
FOA IRS-990 2004, 20052005-12-31
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