Orphans' Embrace is a ministry of First Baptist Church designed to educate, engage and equip the body of Christ to biblically respond to the plight of the fatherless in our community and around the world.
The ministry desires to encourage others to walk out James 1:27 by providing opportunities to care for orphans through adoption, foster care and orphan care. If you are interested in more information please call our Missions Office at 723-2764.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. JAMES 1:27
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Below you will find a list of several ways you may get involved in this ministry.
If you are considering foster care and/or adoption . . .
. . . a local Child Placing Agency will walk with you each step of the way. From your first inquiry to your final signature, Orphans’ Embrace will be there as you prayerfully consider God’s plan for your family. The process of foster care and adoption can be rather overwhelming. Our prayer is that we will be able to assist you by providing clear and concise information as you seek to foster and/or adopt.
RELIEF AND RESPITE
Foster parenting is both rewarding and challenging! Relief and Respite Care offers foster parents the opportunity to take a “break” from fostering. Depending on specific situations, a foster family may not be able to travel with their foster children, and the state requires that foster children stay with certified providers. Volunteering to provide Relief and Respite Care is an opportunity to minister to those ministering to children. Through a local Child Placing Agency, you can receive the required certification to provide Relief Care (1-72 hours of care) and/or Respite Care (more than 72 hours of care).
Orphans’ Embrace hopes to ease the financial burden of those choosing to adopt by providing financial assistance to help with the cost of adoption. We desire to serve an ever-growing number of Christian families as they pursue God’s call to add to their families through the miracle of adoption.
WRAP AROUND FAMILIES
Bringing children home is both exciting and exhausting! Becoming a Wrap Around Family is an opportunity to rejoice with and support both foster and adopted children and their families. This is an opportunity for the church to provide tangible support to families that are bringing children home! Each foster/adoptive family would benefit from having several families walk with them, not only during the initial transition of adding a child to their family, but for years to come! Wrap Around Families are vital in equipping those who foster and/or adopt children. Orphans’ Embrace hopes to enlist 3-4 Wrap Around Families for each new foster/adoptive family.
Orphans’ Embrace longs for each child who “ages out” of the Foster Care System to have a Transition Sponsor. As a Transition Sponsor you will guide a child as they transition from teenager to young adult.
For a variety of reasons - a large number of children will never be adopted - but they still need to know they are loved! Orphans' Embrace provides opportunities to take the hope of Jesus to children both in the United States - and through our partnership with Orbie for Orphans - around the word.
For additional details, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the church office at 940-723-2764