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Adoption & Foster Care

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Mission Statement:

Care 1:27 exists to glorify God by making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ by providing education and awareness about the needs of orphans both locally and globally, and supporting families actively involved in adoption and foster care.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
James 1:27

Ways to serve our foster/adoption families

Meals: breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks  
Pre-made, pre-cooked, ready-to-serve meals for the families when a new placement(s) or newly adopted child is brought home.

Babysitters
Families need babysitters for a myriad of reasons - some lasting a couple of hours, some lasting all day (Doctor appointments, therapy appointments, court dates, parent visits, social worker meetings, date nights, etc.).

Runners
People willing to make a trip to the store (grocery/Costco/Target) for immediate needs when a child is placed into foster care with one of our families - and then deliver the items to the family within 24-48 hours.

Gift cards
We are always looking to collect and distribute gift cards for our families both to meet their practical needs (diapers, clothing, car seats) as well as to bless them (food, ice cream, activities). 

Personal Shoppers
Foster families are required to spend a certain amount of money on clothing/shoes for each foster child, but often the mother does not have the time or energy to go shopping due to the demands of the foster system. Personal shoppers would purchase the clothing/shoes for the families and deliver them to their door.

Encouragement
Send a hand-written note, invite a foster/adoptive family over for dinner, ask a mom to meet you for coffee, invite a dad to breakfast. Listen to their stories, encourage them, pray with them, and remind them that what they are doing is Kingdom work, and their labor is not in vain.

Prayer
The spiritual battlefield of the foster/adopt system is intense, and there are never enough soldiers ready to fight. Foster/adopt families must suit up in their Ephesians 6 spiritual battle gear every single day, or they will lose the battle. They need prayer warriors on their side, ready and willing to pray when they barely have enough energy to cry out, "Lord, help!" Prayer is one of our greatest resources as believers and one of the most precious gifts to give - and receive.


Contact:
Jason Erselius - Pastor of Children & Families - Email | Phone
Michelle Eastman - Adoption & Foster Care Coordinator - Email