Here at 111Project we get to see stories of churches stepping in to support families in crisis on a daily basis. Sometimes that support is needed for the foster and adoptive families as well.
Last week we witnessed another amazing story of seven different churches who partnered together to help a sibling placement of four children find safety and permanency with their new adoptive family. The worker, Teresa Bringle, put in this request on CarePortal:
“Adoptive foster parents are angels among us. These foster parents have truly been a blessing to this sibling group of four children all with special needs including a seven month old. Her doctors say this little princess needs a cranial orthosis for positional plagiocepaly. That is a lot of big words for someone so little, but it means she needs a special helmet because she has flat head syndrome. Hanger Clinic provides prosthetic and orthotic care and has given the foster family a $2200 price tag for the helmet. Sooner Care no longer covers this expense. We are calling all angels to help our foster to adopt angels.”
Andrew Conley, Connections Pastor at Destiny Church in Broken Arrow, knew that his church could do something about this need, but he also knew they would need some additional help to take care of this family. Andrew, through 111Project’s CarePortal, reached out to other churches. Not one, but seven other churches responded to help ease the burden for this family.
Matthew 5:16 states like a light on a hill
“In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
Today we are praising God for a community that cares. We are praising God for foster and adoptive families that continue to say ‘yes’ in obedience to God to place the lonely in families!
Thank you Destiny, Faith United Methodist, Life.Church Broken Arrow, TheChurch.at, Believers, FBC Tulsa, and FBC Jenks for all being a part of giving a hope and future to this family and baby girl!
(To protect the confidentiality of children involved in child welfare cases we don’t use images of foster children. The image used in this post is a stock photo)