Host/Foster/Adopt

 
Our Children-at-Risk Ministry, also known as OneLess, supports families as they pursue adoption, foster care, or temporarily hosting children with resources, funding, and support groups.

 

Hosting Kids

Hosting is an incredible opportunity to extend the love of Christ by providing temporary housing for a child.

Together for Good

We partner with Together for Good (TFG) to provide care for children in our local communities during times of parental crisis. The goal is to bring stability to the family before there is a need to involve child protective services. Hosting placements are often short-term, ranging from a few days to weeks. Providing short-term care is an excellent first step if you are considering foster care or adoption.

Questions? E-mail us at

Project 143

Project 143 offers a unique opportunity to host a child, 6 years or older, from an international orphanage in Latvia, Ukraine, or Colombia. Hosting placements are 4+ weeks during the summer or winter, and adoption can be pursued after the placement.

Questions? Explore their website for next steps or e-mail us at .

We are committed to supporting our host families. We provide wrap-around support, including practical resources such as diapers and clothing. If you are hosting, please let us know!

 

 

Foster Care

The need within the foster care system is overwhelming — on an average day in Minnesota, there are over 8,600 children in our foster care system. Children are removed from their homes primarily due to parental drug abuse, neglect, or physical abuse. Any statistic associated with foster care is bleak, yet each number represents a child in need of love and care.

There are many opportunities to provide traditional, respite, or specialized foster care through private or county agencies. Check out our resource list for agency information, as well as websites, books, podcasts, and more.

Foster Care Reimbursement Fund

This fund reimburses up to $1,000 of expenses for Grace Church members as they prepare their homes to provide foster care.

Learn more and begin your application

Support Group

A group for adoptive and foster moms meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year to share, encourage, and pray for one another. Discussion is guided by God’s Word and The Connect Parent materials.

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We are committed to supporting our foster care families. We provide wrap-around support, including meals, childcare and practical resources such as clothing. If you are fostering, please let us know!

 

 

Adoption

Choosing an adoption agency and understanding the overall adoption process can be overwhelming. We are here to encourage and support families throughout their adoption journey whether you are pursuing an international or domestic adoption, including adoption from foster care.

Check out our resource list for agency information, as well as websites, books, podcasts, and more. We’re also glad to meet in person to discuss your specific situation, answer questions, and provide direction. E-mail us at to schedule a meeting.

Adoption Scholarship Fund

Adoption scholarships provide financial support to families within Grace Church who are adopting domestically or internationally.

Learn more and begin your application

Support Group

A group for adoptive and foster moms meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year to share, encourage, and pray for one another. Discussion is guided by God’s Word and The Connect Parent materials.

More InfoREGISTER

We are committed to supporting our adoptive families. We provide wrap-around support, including meals, childcare, and practical resources such as clothing. If you have adopted or you’re just beginning the process, please let us know!

 

 

Wrap-Around Support

Join us in supporting our host, foster, and adoptive families! Not all of us can provide housing, but we can show care in many other ways, including providing meals or childcare, helping with laundry, offering transportation, running errands, etc.

Please complete this short form to join our support team. You will receive periodic requests and can reply if you are available to help.

Join the Support Team

Questions? E-mail us at .

 

 

Get Involved

Interested in more info about our Children-at-Risk Ministry? Take a minute to complete this form, and we’ll follow up with the next steps specific to your area of interest.

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Additional questions? Email us at .