For This Child

Equipping for Adoption & Foster Care

Foster Care

Families involved in foster care can often feel overwhelmed and alone. It can be an emotional roller coaster. We want to create a community of support and education for these families who have chosen to open their home to a foster child. Whether you are considering a call to foster, are in the process to become a foster family, or are currently a foster family, we hope to provide you with the resources and support you need.

Seeking families are those families who are feeling called to begin the foster care process. If you are interested in foster care, we recommend going through The CALL (Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime). The CALL is a partnership between The Department of Children & Family Services and the local Christian church. Their goal is to recruit, train and support prospective foster and adoptive families.

Visit The CALL to get started!

Becoming a foster parent can be a long process. We offer support and encouragement for our families who are going through the process of being certified to become a foster family. Support meetings endorsed by The CALL are held once a month at The Church At Rock Creek. We also have activities during the year for families that are part of our ministry. Multi-church events are also held for foster/adopt families.

Foster families are still in need of support even after they have finished the process and a foster child has joined their home. A community of other foster families who understand the challenges and rewards of being a foster parent is essential as you go through this emotional roller coaster together.

  • The Connected Child, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David R. Cross
  • Created to Connect Study Guide, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe
  • The Whole Brain Child, Dr. Daniel J. Seigel
  • Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Child’s Life Story, Susan Tebos and Carissa Woodwyk
  • All In Orphan Care, Jason Johnson
  • Parenting is Your Highest Calling and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us In Worry and Guilt, Leslie Leyland Fields
  • The Middle Mom: How to Grow Your Heart by Giving It Away, Christie Erwin

Check out the Foster Care & Adoption section of Immanuel’s library where you will find a growing number of books and DVD’s on foster care available to Immanuel members.

Adoption

Families involved in adoption can often feel overwhelmed and alone. We want to create a community of support and education for these families who have chosen to give a child a forever family. Whether you are considering a call to adopt, in the process of adoption, or a post-placement adoptive family, we hope to provide you with the resources and support you need.

If your family is feeling called to adopt, here are some agencies we recommend. Although these agencies are “recommended” by For This Child, you are strongly urged to conduct research and seek out recommendations on your own before choosing an agency.

Adopting a child can be a process filled with longing, frustration and anticipation as you wait for that call. We offer support and encouragement for our families who are in the waiting phase to receive a child.

We offer support meetings that are held once a month at Immanuel Baptist Church. We also have fun family activities throughout the year for all the families in our ministry.

Adoptive families are especially in need of support even after they have finished the process and their child has come home. A community of other adoptive families who understand the challenges and rewards of being an adoptive parent is essential as you walk through this life-long journey together.

We offer as a church and thru a multi-church coalition, events and workshops during the year to support and encourage our adoptive families.

  • The Connected Child, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David R. Cross
  • Created to Connect Study Guide, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe
  • The Whole Brain Child, Dr. Daniel J. Seigel
  • Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Child’s Life Story, Susan Tebos and Carissa Woodwyk
  • All In Orphan Care, Jason Johnson
  • Parenting is Your Highest Calling and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us In Worry and Guilt, Leslie Leyland Fields
  • God Are You Nice or Mean? Trusting God…After the Orphanage, Debra Delulio Jones
  • Nurturing Adoptions, Deborah D. Gray
  • Attaching in Adoptions, Deborah D. Gray
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge

Check out the Foster Care & Adoption section of Immanuel’s library where you will find a growing number of books and DVD’s on foster care available to Immanuel members.

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