Foster and Adoption Ministry
Interested in signing up?
Foster care and adoption are an important part of who we are as a church. If you are interested in adopting, foster care, or want to learn ways you can volunteer or support our ministry, please fill out the contact form above. We will have interest meetings, and would love to connect with you about ways we can help you learn more or take next steps in how you feel God calling you to be involved in this ministry!
A note from Pastor Mike and Tabitha Harder
Adoption is a cause that Tabitha and I are passionate about. It is also part of our story, and we have seen the redemptive power of adoption. We believe that adoption is a beautiful picture of the gospel. We know that many of you also care about children who need families, and many people in our church have chosen to help foster and adopt. If you are interested in being a part of rallying around foster and adoptive parents or you want to know more about adoption we would love to hear more about you and see what God may do together through us. If you are interested in knowing more, our church will have an interest meeting soon and we would love to invite you to it. The easiest way to raise your hand to know more is by filling out this form.
– Pastor Mike & Tabitha Harder
Christian Adoption Services is non-profit agency that is committed to connecting vulnerable children with a Christian family. They offer support with domestic, international, and foster-to adopt options. They work with parents who have desicded to place their child(ren) for adoption as well as hopeful families looking to adopt.
The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 250 respected organizations and a global network of churches in shared initiatives to grow and guide effective responses for the world’s most vulnerable children
Orphanology by Tony Merida and Rick Morton
Orphanology unveils the grassroots movement that’s engaged in a comprehensive response to serve hundreds of millions of orphans and “functionally parentless” children. You’ll see a breadth of ways to care with biblical perspective and reasons why we must. Heartwarming, personal stories and vivid illustrations from a growing network of families, churches, and organizations that cross cultures show how to respond to God’s mandate. Discover how to adopt, assist orphans in transition, engage in foster care, partner with faith-based fostering agencies, and become orphan hosts. Along with their families’ adoption stories, Merida and Morton give steps for action and features on churches doing orphan ministry, faith-based children’s homes, orphan hosting groups, and other resources.
Adopted For Life by Russell D. Moore
A stirring call to Christian families and churches to be a people who care for orphans, not just in word, but in deed. The gospel of Jesus Christ—the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God’s family—means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world. Moore shows that adoption is not just about couples who want children—or who want more children. It is about an entire culture within evangelicalism, a culture that sees adoption as part of the Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself.
Silent Tears by Kay Bratt
In this eye-opening account of life in China’s orphanages, Bratt vividly details the conditions and realities faced by Chinese orphans in an easy-to-read manner that draws the reader in to the heart-wrenching moments she has experienced in her work to bring hope to these children. When her family relocated to rural China in 2003, Kay Bratt was thrust into a new world, one where boys were considered more valuable than girls and poverty and the one-child policy had created an epidemic of abandoned infants. As a volunteer at a local orphanage, Bratt witnessed conditions that were unfathomable to a middle-class mother of two from South Carolina. Based on Bratt’s diary of her four years working at the orphanage, Silent Tears offers a searing account of young lives rendered disposable. In the face of an implacable system, Bratt found ways to work within (and around) the rules to make a better future for the children, whom she came to love. Her story balances the sadness and struggles of life in the orphanage with moments of joy, optimism, faith, and victory. It is the story of hundreds of children—and one woman who never planned on becoming a hero but became one anyway.
Fields of the Fatherless by Tom Davis
In this book author Tom Davis shares with us remarkable stories of hope and mercy. Discover the joy found in becoming the hands and feet of Christ. As God’s children our divine commission remains the same, to care for the poor, the widows and the fatherless. He encourages us to put our love for Christ in action and become Christ to those in need.