Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and First Baptist Church Orlando Partner to Provide Underserved Communities with Pregnancy Resource Services

Adam FrickNews

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes rolled their new mobile pregnancy care resource center into the West Orlando area of Village Square last Saturday (May 14) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide pregnancy care services and information to young women in the area, which does not have a pregnancy care resource center.… Read More

The Rouse Family

Danita PetersonAdoption Stories

On Saturday, March 12th little Piper was born. Just 2 days later, she became a part of her forever family. When Ryan and Stacie Rouse, first met the birth mother of Piper in Lakeland a few months ago, they knew God had a special plan in store for them. The mother and the Rouse family immediately connected. … Read More

Children’s Homes to Provide Free Book to All Children in Florida Foster Care System ‘Victor’s Dream’ to inspire hope

Adam FrickNews

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes held a press conference in Tallahassee at the beginning of Children’s Week (April 4th) to announce that they would be providing each of the more than 18,000 children in the Florida foster care system with a new book titled Victor’s Dream.

The hardbound book, which is colorfully illustrated on every page, tells the fictitious story about a boy named Victor who lives at a children’s home with his younger brother and sister.… Read More

Orphan’s Heart Tackles Malnutrition

Adam FrickNews

Guatemala (MNN) ― Malnutrition plays a part in more than half of all child deaths worldwide. Every year, malnutrition is associated with the deaths of five million children under the age of five. That’s 16,000 young lives lost every day.

Malnutrition cripples children’s growth, renders them susceptible to disease, slows mental and physical development, and diminishes their motivation and productivity.… Read More

Statewide Event Raises Funds to Help Families Cover Adoption and Foster Care Costs

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion

LAKELAND, Fla. – Jennifer O’Neill talked about working as a high fashion model and acting with John Wayne in the movie Rio Lobo. But she explained that she was never truly fulfilled until she placed her belief and trust in Jesus Christ at the age of 38. This was the message that keynote speaker O’Neill gave to the more than 80 women that gathered in Lakeland last month for the third annual Women of Compassion Forum.… Read More

The Mims Family

Danita PetersonAdoption Stories

TALLAHASSEE (July 2009) – The Mims family is gathered around the kitchen table looking at photographs of Omon when he first started staying with the Mims family. Omon’s brother, Mitchell, teases him about being so skinny when he was a little kid.

Omon’s adopted family includes his father Chuck, his mother Natalie, his brother Mitchell (17), and his sister Morgan (14).… Read More

Haag to Leave Children’s Homes

Adam FrickNews

LAKELAND, Fla. – Dr. Jerry Haag, president of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes announced his resignation at a staff meeting Thursday morning. Haag will be leaving on April 15, 2011 to begin his new responsibilities as vice president of university development at Baylor University, his alma mater.

“Judge Ken Starr has asked me to join his President’s Council and to lead the development efforts for all of Baylor. … Read More

Children’s Homes Conducts Statewide Prayer for Haiti

Danita PetersonNews

LAKELAND, Fla. – The air was crisp and cool across Florida last Wednesday as people stood outside shoulder to shoulder in prayer for the many children and families in Haiti that are still suffering in the aftermath of the devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck a year ago on January 12.

The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes marked the one year anniversary of the earthquake this past Wednesday by lifting up the many needs of that country in prayer at all of their campus locations across the state.… Read More

Large Gift of Medical Supplies is Answer to Prayer

Adam FrickNews

LAKELAND, Fla. – During 40 Days for the Fatherless, a campaign to promote Orphan Sunday, people were asked to pray for the more than 140 million orphaned children around the world. Orphan’s Heart asked people to pray specifically for the many needs of the Children’s Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala.

Last month, in an amazing answer to prayer, a group of pharmaceutical company representatives gave more than 50 cases of children’s medications for the Malnutrition Center.… Read More