FOSTER & ADOPTION MINISTRY

The Foster and Adoption Ministry seeks to love on foster kids in the OC area.
We believe God’s design has always been for people to be in families. The reality is that in today’s world, relationships fail and families often break apart. While government and private organizations have worked to provide support for kids through the foster care system, we believe the Church – as the family of God – is the best option to meet the needs of these wounded children, with a loving family supported by a church.
THE GOAL: Find a family for every child in OC by 2020 and equip churches to support them.

Upcoming Events

Explore Fostering & Adopting Seminar

Friends Christian School Multipurpose Room on the Friends Church Terrace Level

  • Sunday, November 18 | 6:30-8:30P

If you’ve ever thought about adopting or fostering, this is the place for you! Come get information, simple overviews, and your questions answered from experienced foster and adoptive parents. You’ll learn about the current state of vulnerable children both locally and globally. We’ll discover biblical perspectives together and offer simple ways to prayerfully consider your options in a no-pressure environment. You can experience this intimate seminar with a few other people like you.

For other seminars in Orange County, go to www.zeroby2020vision.com.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at matts@friends.church or anitas@friends.church.

REGISTER TODAY!

Boxes of Love

Beginning November 3

Join Friends during the holiday season as we seek to bring love and hope to the foster youth of Orange County. Our goal in 2018 is to provide one Christmas stocking, packed full of love, to every one of the 3,000 foster kids in Orange County.

For more information click here!

Support for Foster Families

Raising a child who has come from a hard place can be challenging, but families are much more likely to find success when they have loving support from their church community.

Friends Church is committed to supporting each SafeFamily or foster family, any way we can.

Please contact our Family Care Coordinator, Kathy Small at kathys@friends.church or 714.345.0422.

Ongoing Service Opportunities

Neighborhood

We believe God has placed us in our homes, apartments, condos and neighborhoods with one primary purpose in mind: to share the good news of Jesus with those who are in close proximity to us. In a sense, Jesus wants us to take “spiritual responsibility” for our neighborhood. He wants us to actively pray for and reach out to our neighbors with the gospel message.

To help us engage in active neighborhood ministry we are building teams and resources to provide encouragement and equipping for Neighboring efforts. For more info:
Email juliej@friends.church

Community

Locally, we intentionally serve our public schools in order to enhance the education experience for our children and teenagers. In our school partnering effort, we are also working to get Human Trafficking Awareness training out to every student at every age level in an effort to prevent as many potential victims as possible from falling prey to traffickers.

The Education Task Force is a group that teaches community leaders, families and children about the crimes of injustice targeted at youth today, particularly human trafficking. Through community partnerships and continuing to raise awareness of this matter, we have an ability to reduce this epidemic in our area! For more info:
Email juliej@friends.church

City

We are committed to doing everything within our power to end the trafficking of children in Orange County. Child trafficking, especially the sex trafficking of young girls from 9 to 17, is an exploding epidemic in our OC culture. We are working in citywide programs with local law enforcement to provide resources for every rescued victim. We are also working with a range of foster care service agencies to have an impact on every foster child in the OC.

The At Risk Task Force is a group that seeks to love on foster kids in the OC area. With over 2,400 kids in the system, this group is committed to offering love and support to as many children as possible in an effort to keep them safe from the many injustices in our cities. For more info:
Email juliej@friends.church

The Justice Task Force works with local law enforcement to inform our community on local crime trends. This group also seeks to attain justice and reduce the overall influx of the crime. For more info:
Email juliej@friends.church