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. If you have any questions about fostering or adopting children, or if you would like to serve vulnerable children through this ministry by caring for them, and/or their foster and adoptive families, please contact Abby.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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. Contact us, if you are looking for support as a foster care or adoptive family, or if you would like more information about serving.
For more information about specific serving opportunities in this ministry, contact Abby.
Wrap Around Group (for Foster, adoptive or waiting moms) -A monthly get-together to connect with other moms and moms-to-be to talk about our joys and concerns. We will meet on the first Monday of the month and will send out emails and post on Facebook for times and place each month. To get on this email list, learn when our next outing will be or just to find out more about this group, email Abby.
Get Togethers Events
We will have social events or activities occasionally for parents and/or families where we can 'do life together'. For more information about being involved in this ministry, contact Abby.
When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and our church family for support. But for some parents, there isn't a safety net. Often, problems such as illness, domestic abuse, or unemployment can be debilitating, making it impossible for parents to care for their children. Safe Families Oklahoma is part of a nationwide effort designed to support at-risk children and parents in need, giving them a place to turn to. We invite you to learn more about our efforts nationwide and right here in Oklahoma, and we hope you will join us in helping our neighbors in need.
For more information or to get involved please visit SafeFamiliesOK.org.
Contact us in Local Outreach to get involved serving foster or adopted children at HHBC.