Foster Care and Adoption

Have a heart for children in foster care? Interested in adoption?

Learn how you can help.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to support families who have stepped up to the call to care for children who are in need of families locally and around the world.

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Want to Know More About Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent?

Local Foster Care and Adoption

 

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

DESCRIPTION:  Four times a year we offer a basic orientation class designed to give you practical information on the process on becoming a foster/adoptive parent.   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 can move on to the training required to begin the foster/adopt journey.

Our next training sessions with Cherished Impressions Child Placing Agency will begin with Orientation on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 6-9pm.  Training classes start on March 27, 2019 from 6-9 and Saturday, March 28, 2019 from 9am-4pm.  All sessions will be in the Red Room of the Worship Center.   Click HERE to register.  Childcare can be provided for current Oaks Church attendees and members with advance registration.

Leader Information:

Contact: Dustin and Katie Gullett
Email: katie.gullett@outlook.com

Click Here to Complete a Contact Questionnaire

 

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
Email: mattm@presenceministries.org
Phone: 972.467.2235

 

Foster Family Prayer Team
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: Barbara Johnson
Email: barbara.johnson@oaks.church

Foster Family Babysitter (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 that attends 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 or Cherished Impressions CPA.  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
Email: trishakporter@me.com
Phone: 417.581.5695

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 : dr.hambrick@yahoo.com

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(ren) entrusted to your care.  You can also request meals if you have a challenging circumstance in the home ie., illness, death in family, etc.

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

Leader Information:

Contact: Jesica Colley
Email: jesicacolley@yahoo.com
Phone: 817.823.9676

Foster Care Book and Bible Study

Several times a year we host a bible or book study focused on foster care and or adoption.  This study is open to anyone interested in learning more about what God’s word says about the space of foster care.  Please contact Barbara Johnson at 469-218-1278 for more information on when the next class begins.

Foster Care and Adoption Support Group
NEED: Foster and adoptive 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 can be 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 exclusively for Oaks Church Foster/adoptive families and their caregivers.

Contact: Barbara Johnson for more information.

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