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Adoption & Foster Care


 

"I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you." These are the words Jesus spoke to us in John 14:18, and they are the words we have the power to speak to the countless thousands of hurting children in our community, country, and world who are in need of a loving family. God cares for the orphan and the fatherless because He is our Father. As Christ-followers, we can walk in His footsteps by protecting, providing for, and loving the orphan and the fatherless as well.

Our Adoption & Foster Care ministry seeks to support those who want to take a next step in caring for these children, whatever that may look like. We want to come alongside you on this exciting journey as you learn the joy of the Father's heart.


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If you're ready to open your home to care for children in need, congratulations! You are entering a season that promises to be both challenging and very exciting as God stretches you and grows you. We want to walk alongside you on this journey from beginning to end!


Safe Families

This program is an alternative to traditional respite care using a "families helping families" model in crisis situations. You can help parents experiencing temporary crisis by providing a loving family with whom their children may stay until the crisis has passed.

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Foster Care or Adoption

Below are local external agencies you could check out if you are beginning the process of adoption or foster care.

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There are 420,000 children in the United States foster care system. Each one has unique needs for support, security, and stability. Perhaps you have a heart for fostering or adoption but it's not the right time. Maybe you don't feel called to fostering or adoption personally, but you desire to serve and love children in need in other ways. 

Matthew 18:5 Foster Care Baskets

Help bless a family that receives a foster placement of a child 0-24 months. These baskets go to a family when they get a quick placement and include essentials to get them through a few days.

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Support Volunteer

A new child placement can be very overwhelming. Acts of service go a long way in encouraging a family in transition. Support Volunteers serve in a variety of ways, from helping with every day tasks or running errands to a more involved mentoring role providing regular coaching for adoptive, foster, or host families.

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Have you already taken the next step to foster or adopt a child? We recognize the journey continues long after you say "yes." Here are some resources to encourage you!

Parents' Night Out

Are you a parent of a child through foster care? Do you have children that have joined your family through adoption or are in process to do so? Or are you someone who has felt a nudging to learn more about what the Bible has to say about caring for the least of these?

Grace Fellowship Church is hosting a Parents' Night where we will gather to share our stories over dinner, and listen as guest speakers Stephen and Beth Templeton share their family's journey. 

An Online Community

We want to connect with you! Join the private GFC Adoption & Foster Care Facebook group to share celebrations, needs, prayer requests, and updates. You'll meet other GFC families on this journey and be the first to know when there's a new need or resource available.