HHBC's Foster Care and Adoption Ministry (FAM) exists to love God and others by preparing, supporting, and encouraging our members to reach out and care for orphans in their affliction. We believe that Jesus reconciles us to God and each other. As we love God, we also love our neighbor; as we love our neighbor, we love our God. We believe that we are adopted by God in Christ; so we also follow him in practice - the adoption and care for the least of these that God might be glorified.
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 (ESV)
As a part of our Foster and Adoption Ministry at HHBC, we have hosted the HALO Project for different age groups throughout the year. HALO (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) Project is a 10-week, intensive outpatient intervention designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children who are in foster care, have been adopted, or are exhibiting difficulty in the area of attachment as well as their parents.
THE NEXT SESSION OFFERED
The current session began July 25th and is for children ages 3-7 years of age. Each child is assigned a buddy. Buddies provide one-on-one, positive interactions on Tuesdays, 6-8 pm for 10 weeks. Participants will be crafting, snacking, reading, and playing together. There is group time for children and also for parents. If interested in future sessions, please contact Abby.
MORE ABOUT HALO PROJECT
HALO Project relies heavily on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention model created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development.
Families that participated in HALO Project experienced a decrease in relational frustration with their child, an increase in attachment, parenting confidence, and involvement. Parents reported a decrease in problematic behaviors in their children and reported less frustration with the problematic behaviors. Overall, all families reported an increase in compassion and understanding of their child and their unique history. You can find more information at www.haloprojectokc.org.
HHBC’s FAM (Foster and Adoption Ministry) recognizes the importance of following James 1:27 (to care for the orphans). The Clark family, from HHBC, recently participated in HALO and Erin Clark shared,
“Our family has benefited tremendously from the HALO Project! I only wish we would have had the training sooner, prior to serving
in foster care. We feel equipped with key tools now more than ever!”
This class will be at no cost to you. We want to support our families who have been called to foster and adopt. This is just one way we feel that we can do that well.
Contact Abby to get involved serving foster or adopted children at HHBC.
Foster Care Support Group
Support group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in the Large Conference Room (Office building) from 6:30-7:30 pm.
FAM's Areas of Focus:
At latest count, there are more than 11,000 children currently under the custody of the State of Oklahoma. HHBC's Foster Care ministry desires to encourage and support members in caring for these children. For more information contact us.
- Foster Care Support Group This group provides education and support to current and potential foster families. It meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at HHBC. Contact Amber Given for more information.
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. HHBC's Adoption ministry seeks to encourage and support our members in pursuing caring for orphans through adoption.
- Domestic Adoption - HHBC's Adoption ministry desires to encourage and support members in pursuing the care of orphans here in Oklahoma. Dozens of families and hundreds of our members have experienced adoption. It is our desire to love God by serving our members by connecting them with others as they pursue caring for orphans through domestic adoption. Contact us for more information.
- International Adoption - Estimates indicate there are more than 100 Million orphans worldwide. HHBC's Adoption ministry has members that have adopted from dozens of countries around the world. These families would like to encourage and support others as they pursue caring for orphans through international adoption. Contact Krista Lusey for more information.
Most of the orphans around the world are not available to be adopted from the United States. It is HHBC's belief that God still intends for us to care for these specific orphans. Join us as we explore ways to extend God's love to these children.Contact Randy & Luann Juengel for more info.
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 us.
If you would like more information or would like to participate in any way please contact the Foster Care & Adoption Ministry at 405.513.7586.
Foster Care and Adoption Ministry Disclosure Statement
All of Gods people are called to minister to the hurting and lost. For effective ministry, God equips His saints with specific gifts and skills to minister to people in need. This is no less true when it comes to foster care and adoption. It is a great blessing and responsibility to welcome a new child into your family. However, it is vital that anyone considering such an undertaking is equipped with the right information for such a decision, realistic expectations lead to better decisions and outcomes for everyone. Please read the disclosure and carefully consider its contents as you prepare your family for this great ministry.
Click the button below to download the FAM Disclosure Statement
Click the More Information button below to learn about specific serving opportunities in this ministry.