Foster And Adoptive Ministry

Grow Generations through Foster and Adoption

  We actively support the families who have stepped up to the call to care for children who are in need of families locally and around the world. You don’t have to do it alone. We want to partner with you.

Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent

Local Foster Care and Adoption

NEED: North Texas is in desperate need of people who have a calling to become foster or adoptive parents to children in need.

DESCRIPTION:  Twice a year we offer a basic introduction class designed to give you practical information on the process on becoming a foster/adoptive parent.   The class can also be taken at the Arrow offices once a month.  This class focuses on the biblical calling and provides you with practical information.  It is our desire to partner with you as you take this journey through the licensing process.  If you decide to continue with the process, you will move on to the training required to begin the foster/adopt journey.

Leader Information:

Contact: Dustin and Katie Gullett
Phone: 817. 727. 5249

 International Adoption

NEED: There are tens of thousands of children around the world who are awaiting adoption into a loving family. As people who have been adopted by our Heavenly Father, we have the opportunity to change a young life forever by adopting them into our families.

DESCRIPTION: Oaks Church is committed to walking alongside families that are currently considering international adoption. We want to open a dialogue with prospective families interested in adoption and see what needs the church can meet. We use current Oaks families that have a history of adoption internationally to help mentor and coach other families in this process.

Leader Information:

Contact: Matt and Sara Moreland
Phone: 972.467.2235

Foster Family Prayer
NEED: The process of fostering/adopting is not only challenging from a practical standpoint, but it is also a spiritual battle for the lives of these children and the health of their families.

DESCRIPTION: We believe that God will do amazing things through our prayers for your family and that the lives of the children entrusted in your care will forever be changed through God’s love. If you are a foster/adopt parent in need of prayer, please click below and your request will be forwarded to our Prayer Team Leader.  If you are an Oaks Church foster family, you will have a team of prayer warriors assigned to you throughout the year.

Click HERE to request prayer.

Leader Information:

Contact: Nikki Ranson
Phone: 972. 213. 8212

"4 Hour Family"
NEED: Foster Parents are under constant pressure to perform above and beyond normal parenting obligations. Due to foster care regulations, it can be nearly impossible to find someone to take care of the kids to fulfill other commitments or even get a break for a few hours.

DESCRIPTION: If you are a licensed foster family at Oaks Church, we have a team of caregivers who are available to care of your children from up to 8 hours. All of our caregivers are approved through Arrow Child and Family Minstry.  If you are with another child placing agency, please check with them before securing a sitter.

Please click HERE to request a caregiver.

Leader Information:

Contact: Trisha Porter
Phone: 417.581.5695

Take A Meal
NEED: We know the first week or two after being placed with a new foster child can be a very hectic time in the life of your family. By providing a dinner meal for up to two weeks, we can tangibly meet a very real need, allowing you to focus on building a relationship with the child entrusted in your care.  You can also request meals if you have a challenging circumstance in the home ie., illness.

If you are a foster family in need of meals, please click HERE.

Leader Information:

Contact: Sheryl Pollard
Phone: 214.802.9997

Handyman Ministry
NEED: Single moms, widows, and foster/adopt family homeowners are always in need of small repairs, yard projects, etc. around their homes.  Whether it is helping fix leaky faucets, broken fences, lawn care, or hanging a baby gate, we have a team of volunteer handymen ready to help. If you are an Oaks Church foster or adoptive family, single parent or widow in need of small repairs around the house click HERE to request help.

Leader Information:

Contact: Scott Hambrick
Email :

Foster Adopt Support Group
NEED: Foster and adopt parents need a safe place to share, pray and learn more about caring for the children God has entrusted into their care.

DESCRIPTION: We have a support group that meets once a month on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding holidays and all church events).   We meet in the Education Building, Room 101 from 7 – 8:30pm.   Certificates for training hours are provided for foster parents.  This support group is open to any foster/adopt parent in the community.

As an additional resource, we have a private Facebook Support Group page for Oaks Church foster/adopt families and their caregivers.

Contact: Barbara Johnson for more information.

Contact Information

For more information about what resources are available for foster and or adoptive parents at Oaks Church or in the community, please contact our Orphan Care Coordinator.

Contact: Barbara Johnson

Phone: 469-218-1278