Diving into Foster Care

RJ WaltersFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

Whether in her car, behind a desk, on a stage or even in her free time, Melissa Poole is focused on faces she does not yet know, but can somehow clearly see everywhere she goes – the faces of children in foster care and ones who be placed in the child welfare system in days to come.… Read More

If Foster Walls Could Talk

Bryan BrownFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

I miss the smell of mom’s baked spaghetti, a weekly family favorite. I miss the sound of children laughing as dad chases them down the hallway. I miss seeing mom tuck her children in during bedtime and pray gently. I miss the scribble of crayons as foster children whimsically find the closest surface to draw their doodles and daydreams.… Read More

Make Room in Your Inn to Foster

RJ WaltersFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

Most Americans, from devout Christians to non-believers, know the ageless story about how the family of a baby destined to change the world couldn’t get even an “economy flat at the local Airbnb,” but instead was provided with the equivalent of a pack ‘n play that was purposed for animal feed.

It’s been more than 2,000 years since the magnificent birth of Jesus Christ.… Read More

The Power of One Foster Family

RJ WaltersFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

Sam’s* mom and dad struggle with substance abuse problems. Earlier this year there were times Sam could be found in his neighborhood asking for food and seeking respite from deplorable living conditions.

Sam is 10 years old.

In April, he was placed with the Garrison* family, a foster family who became licensed through Florida Baptist Children’s Home in January.… 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