Supporting and Serving Vulnerable Children and Families

The Foster Care & Adoption Ministry at Southeast Christian Church exists to inform and equip the body of Christ with training, connection, and support to serve vulnerable children and families. As a church, we want to be part of the solution to finding families for the over 25,000 children in Kentucky and Indiana who are in the foster care system as well as the millions of orphans around the world who need a family. Our ministry focuses primarily on three areas: Informing, Connecting, and Equipping.

Informing

Through our annual Orphan Sunday in November and other activities, we want to raise up a call for more families to consider fostering or adopting. We offer regular informational sessions called Considering Foster Care & Adoption that provide families with information about foster care, domestic adoption, and international adoption.


Connecting

We are already a church with a vibrant community of foster and adoptive families. We provide quarterly fellowships (5th Sunday Foster/Adoptive Fellowships) and an annual gathering (Family Is Forever) to connect families with one another.

Equipping

Fostering and adopting is a difficult journey. We provide opportunities for training and support through our Encouraged: Foster & Adopt Parent Group and at our annual Family Is Forever event. We also have a core group of Foster & Adoptive Family Mentors who can provide encouragement and support to families in crisis. In addition, we partner with local organizations to highlight other opportunities for individuals to get involved beyond fostering or adopting (i.e., OCA Life Coaching, OCA Safe Harbor, CASA, and respite care).

Training and Support

Considering Foster Care & Adoption

This class offers an overview of foster care, domestic adoption, and international adoption for families who are considering the next steps. These sessions are offered at various times and locations across all of our campuses throughout the year.


5th Sunday Foster & Adoptive Fellowship

Once a quarter, our foster and adoptive families gather to connect and encourage one another. We currently have fellowship groups that meet at five of our campuses (Blankenbaker, Crestwood, Indiana, La Grange, and Southwest).


Encouraged: Foster & Adopt Parent Group

This group meets regularly throughout the year at our Crestwood campus to provide training and support for foster and adoptive parents. Credit is provided for foster parents who need training hours and childcare is provided.

Fequently Asked Questions

Groups



Multiple Campuses

5th Sunday Foster/Adoptive Fellowship

If you are a foster family, adoptive family, or just getting started in the process, please join us to connect with other families like yours. For questions, contact Blaine Hamilton @ bhamilton@secc.org
Sun, Mar 31
Multiple Dates
Southwest Classroom
Blankenbaker Campus

Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit

The 2019 Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit will bring thousands of pastors, ministry leaders, and foster and adoptive families to our campus to meet and consider how the church can impact the lives of vulnerable children and families all over the world.
Mon, May 06
920 Main Building

Events



Blankenbaker Campus

Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit

The 2019 Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit will bring thousands of pastors, ministry leaders, and foster and adoptive families to our campus to meet and consider how the church can impact the lives of vulnerable children and families all over the world.
Mon, May 06
920 Main Building
Blankenbaker Campus

CAFO 2019: Public Session

Join us for a special public session of the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit on Wednesday, May 8th from 7-8:45 pm.
Wed, May 08
Sanctuary