Are you a foster/adoptive parent?
Are you interested in learning more about fostering or adopting?
Neil and Jessica Barley had always been compelled by the idea of fostering, so it was a natural first step for Jessica to begin mentoring a teenage girl in foster care. That one step of obedience eventually led to them fostering and adopting their daughter. Within a few months of her adoption, they added a baby boy to their family as well. It was a time full of big changes, and they had to learn to lean into God in the face of the unknown. Reflecting on their experience of adopting a teenager, Jessica and Neil say, “We have learned that whatever God calls us to, we need to be faithful with the small thing in front of us and trust him—that he’s faithful to walk us through whatever he’s called us to.”
We welcome kinship caregivers as well as foster and adoptive parents. As supplies allow, we provide essential items when children come into care and at the changing of seasons or sizes/developmental stages. Visit the F&A Resource Center webpage for hours of operation, location, and much more.Click Here
We have many church members using their unique gifts and talents to serve Grace Church F&A families. These generous people are providing free haircuts, birthday cakes, legal counsel, freezer meals, and much more. Additionally, Grace occasionally hosts support groups and studies for foster and adoptive families.
For more information, email Beth Drake at [email protected].
These community groups serve together to pray regularly for the foster or kinship care family, the child(ren), and the biological family. They may also provide meals, childcare, lawn maintenance, and other general support to help these families who have opened up their homes to provide foster and kinship care or who have recently adopted a child or children. This can look different for each family and situation.
If you are in need of a community group to wrap around you and your family, let your community group leaders or campus pastor know.