We are loved, so we love.
We are pursued, so we pursue.
We are adopted, so we adopt.
Vision: As adopted children of God, we desire to see a culture of holistic care for children that glorifies God.
Mission: Our mission is to engage and equip the church to foster, adopt, and serve children in need. Often, families feel alone and overwhelmed by the foster care and adoption process. Through educating about existing resources, offering financial support, and providing opportunities to serve, we are creating a community of support that is tangible, accessible, and full of grace.
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” Galatians 4:4-7
No longer a slave but His child; not only His child but an heir! What better news is there for us who have been rescued through Christ’s death and resurrection? We all were orphans with no hope, dead in our sins, and separated from our Father. God not only saved us and promised eternal life to those who believe in Christ, but we are now His beloved children. He adopted us as His sons and daughters, and loves us with a mighty, everlasting, Fatherly love. 1 John 3:1 declares, “See what kind of love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God.”
Therefore this extravagant love of our Father beckons us to love and serve others. God deeply cares for and treasures the orphans and hurting children in our world, for He calls Himself the “father of the fatherless” (Psalm 68:6) and “their strong Redeemer” (Proverbs 23:11). As adopted sons and daughters of the King, we are called to value and care for vulnerable children, and this care isn’t just a “special calling” for a select few, but instead is an incredible opportunity to demonstrate the Gospel for all to see. Let’s show the world what the love of God looks like through our care for orphaned and vulnerable children!
We serve families struggling with abuse and neglect by providing safe homes where children can heal.
We bring children into our families permanently through domestic and international adoption.
We can all play a role. Not everyone is in a position to foster or adopt, but as the Body of Christ, we can all participate in the care of children in crisis. We are called to share the burdens and joys of this ministry by supporting adoptive and foster parents, volunteering, mentoring, and serving.
For these families, it’s less about doing good and more about pointing people to what God is doing with his church. Adoption retells the church’s redemption story, an ongoing drama about a God who welcomes the displaced into his family and fathers them as his own children. Here is a closer look at these families. The Andrades talk about the joys and challenges of fostering. The Martins use their transracial adoption experience to paint a picture of God’s church. The Scheutzows talk about infertility and God’s miraculous intervention.
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