Foster Care & Adoption Ministry
Equipping the Called—Mark 9:35-37
HHBC’s Foster Care and Adoption Ministry exists to encourage and equip our members to provide gospel-centered care and support to orphans, to the families who care for them, and to those whose lives have been touched by adoption or foster care.
We want to:
- Help families who have felt the calling to become foster parents, but don’t know what the next step is.
- Come alongside couples who have felt God’s nudging to adopt, but don’t know anything about the process.
- Invest in the lives of children who have been affected by foster care and adoption.
- Teach those who want to support those who are called to foster care and adoption, but have no idea where to start.
- Show the love of Christ to birth moms who are dealing with the loss of a child.
Did You Know?
There are 8603 children in foster care in the state of Oklahoma?
There are 2535 foster children in Oklahoma County?
There are ONLY 265 regular foster homes in Oklahoma County?
...for our foster and adoptive families, for the children who need homes, and for God's direction as you seek to help.
Orphan Care Summit
Learn more about how you can be involved in the many ways HHBC cares for orphans here and around the world at this Foster Adoption Ministry panel style forum on Sunday, November 3rd at 3 pm in the Middle School Room. Register here.
Whatever stage you may be in on your journey of adopting or being a foster parent, we can offer support and helpful resources for you. Maybe you just have a loving heart and want to help offer support to those who are on this journey. Consider the many programs below.
Faith FAMily Friends Program — This program is a tool used to equip members of HHBC to reach out to and support church members who are adopting children or serving as foster parents. Whether that is by providing meals, material items, child care, encouragement or prayer, our Faith FAMily Friends program will connect you with a family and teach you how to serve them well. If you are looking for support as a foster care or adoptive family, or if you would like more information about serving, contact Aly Wyatt.
Waiting Moms Group — What happens once you’re done with the endless paperwork, home study, and get approval from your adoption/foster care agency? You wait. Join this Moms Group as we encourage, support, and pray for one another. We meet Monday evenings at a local coffee shop. Contact Courtney Shettron for more info.
Information & Training — Periodically, we will provide training and information classes for adoptive and foster families. We have classes to help as families are praying about their decision to foster or adopt, training as they raise their children in God’s word, CEU credit classes, and more.
Foster Care Support Group — This group provides education and support to current and potential foster families. It meets the first Wednesday of each month at HHBC. Contact Amber Given for more information.
Birthmom Baskets — All too often birth parents can become the “forgotten ones” on the adoption story. And yet, many adoptive families have experienced firsthand and been profoundly impacted by the courage, pain, loss, and selfless love of a birthmother. As an act of love and support during their grieving process of putting their child up for adoption, we will deliver a “blessing basket” to birthmothers through the local adoption agencies. If you want to be part of assembling these baskets, or if you would like to donate supplies, contact Courtney Shettron.
Shelter Visits — One Friday a month, HHBC Community Groups have the opportunity to support the Pauline Meyer DHS Shelter. The volunteer groups will be provided ideas for activities, crafts, games, and snacks to offer a fun, safe, and enjoyable time for children in the shelter. Contact Aly Wyatt for more information.
Click here to learn about specific serving opportunities in this ministry.
Contact us for more information.