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  • A foster story authored by God

    by Kristi Prince/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (6 days ago)

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    STILLWATER, Okla. (BP) -- Bobby and Molly Edwards are models of God's mandate in James 1:27 to love and care for those whom society often neglects. Since 2006, they have opened their home and hearts to nearly 60 foster children.

    Molly herself was adopted through the foster system and her parents hosted 101 foster children in their home.

    "Our goal is at least 102," Molly said with a smile. Read More

  • Teenage refugee finds family through adoption

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN , posted Friday, January 06, 2017 (17 days ago)

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    IRVING, Texas (BP) -- Many parents approach their children's teenage years with some trepidation, but Kelly and Shellie Carson began parenting at age 28 by adopting 17-year-old Kiir just before he aged out of the Texas foster care system.

    Kiir says that if the Carsons had not adopted him, he might have ended up homeless and hopeless, Shellie Carson told the TEXAN. Read More

  • A family stitched together at Christmas

    by Robin Cornetet, posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 (one month ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- As Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, one Kentucky couple reflects on the day they say God stitched together their Christmas gift of a new family.

    On Dec. 18, Sam and Stephanie Patterson celebrated the second anniversary of the day they adopted four siblings from foster care.

    "That's our 'forever family' day," said Stephanie, a music ministry associate at Little Flock Baptist Church in Shepherdsville, Ky., just south of Louisville. Read More

  • Churches can serve foster children, Moore says

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, December 07, 2016 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tennessee's new foster care initiative offers churches in the state the opportunity to provide crisis ministry to vulnerable children and families, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says.

    Tennessee Fosters -- launched by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife Crissy at a Dec. 5 event at a downtown Nashville church -- is a campaign to encourage government, churches, non-profit organizations and businesses in the effort to recruit more families for children in foster care and to support foster families. The state has more than 6,000 children in foster care and more than 4,000 foster parents. Read More

  • Website to aid foster care, adoption in Ky.

    by Kentucky Today Staff, posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (7 months ago)

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- A new website aims to make it easier for Kentucky parents to navigate the foster care and adoption process.

    "Every child deserves a loving home," First Lady Glenna Bevin said in unveiling the adopt.ky.gov website with Kentucky Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson. Read More

  • New bill defends faith-based adoption agencies

    by By Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, March 23, 2015 (one year ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Legislation introduced in Congress earlier this month would prohibit government discrimination against faith-based adoption and foster care organizations that are not willing to place children with same-sex couples. 

    The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, sponsored by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., was re-introduced on March 4. Enzi and Kelly submitted the same bill last year, but it never made it out of committee. The act would ensure state-licensed child welfare providers are allowed to operate while also holding to religious and moral convictions on homosexuality and family structure. Read More

  • Foster care program receives $1 million boost

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- The Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes has received a gift of $1 million for its foster care program.

    Former NBA franchise owner George Shinn and his wife Denise, who now live in Franklin, presented the first installment of the gift to TBCH officials Jan. 15 during a special ceremony on the TBCH campus. The gift will be dispersed over the course of several years. Read More