Foster & Adoption Ministy

Mission: FAM exists to provide support and encouragement to families involved in foster, kinship, or adoptive care through groups, resources, and equipping events.

Passion: Any “fam” that takes in a child who is not their biological own is doing the work of God. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27). Our heart is to expand, encourage, and equip people to show this kind of love.

Description: We know the challenges of raising children from trauma. So we offer a support group, a preparation class for people considering foster care or adoption, and ongoing equipping classes. We also hold social events periodically for families as well as share informational resources. To ask questions or get involved, contact Deane Lafferty.


Willowdale Chapel partners with HopeTown to train and support parents as they become foster and/or adoptive families. For more information on that organization, click HERE.