In our Summer 2017 issue of One More Child we highlighted three foster families who are taking to heart God’s call to care for the orphan and widow. Here is some insight into the journey of one of those amazing couples. To begin YOUR foster care journey, learn more here.ERICH AND ERIN DOHM – Lakeland How many years have you served as a foster parent, and to how many children?… Read More
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
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
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
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
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