Bloom where you are planted!

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion

Have you ever heard the expression “Bloom where you are planted?”

Stop and think about what that really means. In my mind, it means be your best no matter where God has you.

Sometimes we are planted in sandy soil, and we are just not getting the nutrients we need to be fed. Sometimes we are planted in soil that is fertile, where growth and beauty seem effortless.… Read More

At-risk children

Danita PetersonSaved Lives, Changed Lives

Ben*, a seven-year-old boy served through our backpack program, saw tremendous improvement in his grades this past school year because he had access to healthy foods over the weekends. He was able to return to school on Monday mornings with his tummy full and ready to learn! We are currently providing 477 children like Ben with backpacks full of food each month.… Read More

Help new seeds sprout!

Danita PetersonSaved Lives, Changed Lives

Yes, I will give a gift to help plant seeds of hope for children!

Step 1 of 2 - Gift Amount 0% Repeat gift monthly?*Recurring GiftOne-time GiftMonthly Gift Amount*$500$250$100$50$35Custom (monthly)If you wish to cancel a recurring gift, please contact us or email us at Gift Amount*Please enter a value between 1 and 100000.One-time Gift Amount*$500$250$100$50$35Custom (one-time)Custom Gift Amount* I would like to make this gift in...Please select only one option.… Read More

Join us for CAFO Summit 2016 to be inspired and equipped to care for orphans!

Danita PetersonAdoption Stories, Events, Foster Care

At Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, we are excited to invite you to a two-day conference that will jumpstart your church’s ability to compassionately and practically care for orphans, foster care children and adoptive families.

We encourage you to join us for the 13th annual Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit at First Baptist Church of Orlando on May 5-6.Read More

Live simulcast conference for foster and adoptive families!

Danita PetersonNews

Are you part of a family, church, or organization interested in taking the next step to become involved in adoptive or foster care, but don’t know where to start? Are you a child welfare worker or advocate who craves to understand the latest trends, theories and practices that are informing the industry today? If the answer is “YES” to either question, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is delighted to offer you a practical, affordable solution to your dilemma!… Read More

What is your story?

Danita PetersonEvents, News, Women of Compassion

This February 26, join women from across the state and be inspired to help one more child.  Enjoy fellowship.  Stories of hope.  Stories of faith.  Stories of disappointment.

Stories that have been rewritten!

Click to find out more.… Read More

Deep roots, broken branches and a few nuts

Danita PetersonNews, Women of Compassion

Held together by the grace of God

My family tree has deep roots, some broken branches, and a few nuts and fruits hanging on for dear life! (Yes, I might be one of the nuts.) My biological family tree includes a mother who was an orphan – abandoned by her parents as a child but raised by godly Christian grandparents who held the limb together by the grace of God.… Read More

You: The Answer to Prayer

RJ WaltersNews

Message from Dr. Jerry Haag, President of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, Orphan’s Heart and The Porch Light 

It was in a Ugandan village with circular mud huts and thatched roofs that I met Florence.

Talking to her beneath a shade tree I learned that her village called Florence and her husband “love doves” because of the deep affection they shared.… Read More

A Partner For Unplanned Pregnancies

RJ WaltersNews

Scared, confused and uninformed, Joel’s birth mother made plans to abort him. She had made her decision – or so she thought.

A friend encouraged her to call Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, and in God’s perfect timing, she received information from an adoption specialist about other options available to her. She learned about God’s love for her and His grace.… Read More