Resources for Those Considering Adoption or Foster Parenting
The ABBA Fund – assists Christian couples who want to adopt by providing financial assistance and works with churches to help raise awareness of God’s adoption of us and our call to care for orphans.
Holt International Children’s Services – international adoption agency that develops and maintains programs overseas to give orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children safe and nurturing environments.
Hope for Orphans – educates Christians about God’s heart for orphans and provides simple, practical, and biblically-based resources that help local church lay leaders launch and develop orphans ministries in their churches.
ICARE – helps families meet adoption costs and expands the opportunity for children to join loving families in the United States.
I Care about Orphans.org – a ministry of Focus on the Family, which offers information and resources on getting involved in adoption and orphan care.
Lifeline Children's Services – places children into loving Christian homes, including international adoption. Also ministers to expectant mothers who are in need of support and guidance.
LifeSong for Orphans – encourages Christian couples to adopt a child by relieving some of the financial burden of international and domestic adoption. They provide Adoption Matching Grants and also offer Interest-Free Loans.
Show Hope – dedicated to helping prospective adoptive parents overcome the financial barriers associated with adoption. They accomplish this by awarding financial grants to qualified families already in the process of adopting.
Bethany Christian Services – helps families exploring the possibility of becoming a foster parent. (Note from EPM: as of 2019, Bethany has chosen to comply with the government’s requirements to work with LGBT families. Read more.)
Christian Alliance for Orphans – resources on foster parenting.
Foster Parenting Podcast – Foster parents Tim and Wendy discuss foster care, and with humor, insight and Christian faith, share their everyday ups and downs as a foster family hoping to adopt. Get your questions answered about the foster and foster adopt system while following Tim and Wendy’s journey through the process.