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A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
You can search by topic in three ways. 1. Go to the "key word" tabs on top and open pages of links in those topics. 2. Use the "labels list" in the side bar or 3. use the "search bar" above the labels list. You can also browse the blog by month and year in the Posts section or in any of the above as well. The sidebar links are to sites outside of this blog. While I feel they provide good information, I can not vouch for each site with an approval rating. Use your own discernment for each. If you have more to add to the topic, please add it in the comment section of that page or post.
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Welcome to the journey!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Adoption Ministry Resources for your Church

Do you or someone at your church want to start an adoption ministry? Here are some links to ministries already in existence and resources for churches to start just such a ministry.

Churches doing this:
There are tons of these! That is sooooo great! Here is just a smattering of what they look like. I have included the gammet. Basic contact info all the way to elaborate "why we are committed to this and what we provide".  Some just have occasional get togethers, other have lots of different kinds of meetings and resources. Great examples of what you can do. 

Watermark Community Church Tapestry Ministry

Lake Pointe Church adoption ministry

Highview Baptist Church
Calvary Church Tapestry Ministry
Beauty from Ashes on line support
Healing Place Church
Desert Springs Church
Abba's Heart  a ministry of Sugar Creek Baptist Church
Irving Bible Church Tapestry Ministry creator
Open Arms Ministry of Calvary Church 
New Life Church

Guides to starting an Adoption and Orphan Care Ministry in your church:
Tapestry Blog for church
Matchbox, Christian Alliance for Orphans
DFW Alliance Adoption and Orphan Care ministry
Irving Bible Church Tapestry Ministry creator
Open Arms Ministry of Calvary Church 
Bethany Family Services guide for church ministry
CWA guide for church ministry
(I am NOT recommending either of the above agencies as an adoption agency, just a resource for church ministry).
Hope For Good Foundation
Adoption Discovery
Family Life
Focus on the Family Adoption Initiative

Here are two great articles from Empowered To Connect:
Support for Post Placement through churches
Safest Place on Earth???

If you feel that this is what God is calling you to do in your church--- GO FOR IT! There are lots of resources for you to use. You can do it.

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