Foster Care & Adoption Ministry

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).

What’s Next?

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.

Blaine Hamilton

Director of Foster Care & Adoption Ministries
502-253-8091
bhamilton@secc.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Groups



Blankenbaker Campus
Be Strong: Foster & Adoptive Moms Bible Study
Join us as we examine how to live strong and courageous lives by knowing God more intimately as He leads us on this journey of adoption and fostering.
Tue, Aug 06
Recurring Event
Fireside Room
Childcare
Available
Crestwood Campus
Encouraged: Foster & Adopt Parent Group
If you are a foster or adoptive parent at any stage of the journey, please join us to learn how you can be successful in parenting your children.
Sat, Aug 10
Recurring Event
Room 190A

Events



Blankenbaker Campus
End of Summer Pool Party
Come end your summer with a splash! Foster and Adoptive Families from all of our campuses are welcome to join us at Clarksville Cove!
Sat, Jul 27
Clarksville Cove
Multiple Campuses
Foster & Adoption 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.
Sun, Aug 18
Multiple Dates
Student Ministry Building
Childcare
Available
Blankenbaker Campus
Considering Foster Care and Adoption
If you are curious about adoption, please join us for this session as we examine aspects of foster care, domestic adoption and international adoption.
Sun, Sep 15
FH 110