Supporting Adoptive Families Efforts Ministry - S.A.F.E.
James 1:27a NASB
The Supporting Adoptive Families Efforts ministry of Lakeside Community Chapel comes alongside those who are planning to adopt or foster by offering prayer support, a listening ear, and helpful information. We provide resources to aid in finding adoption/ fostering seminars, counseling for unwanted pregnancies, and help getting connected with an adoption/ fostering agent. As relationships are formed through this ministry, other tangible needs may be met as well. While the needs will vary based on the couple that is adopting/ fostering, here are some potential ways you can be involved.
- Checking in with adopting parents on their progress and pray with them
- Helping plan a fundraiser to financially support a family trying to adopt
- Planning a shower for the adoptive/ foster family once the child is home
Looking for other ways you can help?
First and always foremost, you can pray for adopting and foster care families as they go through what can be a long, emotional process.
Second, you can donate over and above your usual offering to LCC’s Adoption/Foster Fund which goes directly to families who are adopting/ fostering children. The cost of adopting/ fostering a child is enormously high, typically ranging from $25,000+ for domestic adoptions and $35,000+ for international adoptions. This fund provides much-needed financial support to these families.
Third, please pray for the countless children, both in the US and abroad, who are yet to be adopted or fostered and need loving, stable homes.
to get involved please contact Stephanie Bruns.