Families need support. We seek to provide events and activities that educate, equip, and encourage foster and adoptive families. Throughout the year we host trainings for parents and caregivers and a monthly support group for foster and adoptive mothers.
We also host family events where foster and adoptive families can get together to support and encourage each other, and so that children experiencing foster care and adoption can know other children who have experienced the same thing. All foster and adoptive families are welcome.
The purpose of Andrew's Closet is to provide tangible resources to foster families within the first 48 hours of placement and beyond. Placements are often arranged with little-to-no time for foster families to prepare for the child(ren) that enter their homes. Foster children often come with very few, if any, personal items or clothing. This resource is a tangible way that MAOCC can assist families who are taking emergent, temporary, or long-term placements. We also partner with Care Portal and local agencies to support kinship and reunifying families.
Email us today if you would like to donate to Andrew's Closet of if you are aware of a family with a recent placement in need.
orphan care 101
The purpose of Orphan Care 101 is to educate individuals, families, and churches about the need for believers to intentionally engage in caring for orphans; equip attendees with resources to help them identify ways they can engage; and encourage individuals and families to take the next step in caring for children in need of families.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from adoptive and foster families, connect with state and agency workers, and receive information and resources to take the next step in caring for children in need of families! It is open not only to those wanting to learn more about fostering and adoption, but also individuals wanting to minister to vulnerable children and those caring for them.
Churches can host an OC101 during Sunday School, small groups, discipleship events, and even Sunday morning services.
The purpose of our Heart Gallery Project is to assist the Division of Family Services by providing free, professional photography to aid in recruitment purposes for children whose goal is adoption.
To see your state's current list of children waiting for their forever families, click HERE.
If you are a photographer and would like to donate your time, please fill out our volunteer forms and send 3 sample photographs.
national adoption month
The purpose of our National Adoption Month initiative is to educate churches regarding the needs of orphans; equip them with the resources necessary to advocate for orphans and the families caring for them; and encourage families through trainings designed to help them take the next step in opening their hearts and homes to children in need of a family.
Each November we create resources for your church like bulletin inserts, slides, and prayer cards representing a child currently waiting for his or her forever family. Sign up today to receive resources next November!
national foster care month
The purpose of our National Foster Care Month initiative is to educate churches regarding the needs of children in foster care; equip them with the resources necessary to advocate for and serve children in care and the families caring for them; and to encourage families through trainings designed to help them take the next step in opening their hearts and homes to children in need of families.
Sign up today to receive resources next May!