A MINISTRY FOR FOSTER CHILDREN AND THEIR CAREGIVERS
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you"
After our two oldest sons successfully transitioned to adult life, we began fostering a 3 year old who we subsequently adopted.
Our son had been severely neglected and arrived with a vocabulary of around ten words, half of which were Spanish. He was not potty trained and arrived with few possessions. We had tried to prepare for his arrival but we were not able to meet the needs of this little boy.
Our church family helped us overcome the challenges of providing for our little boy. The process opened our eyes to the plight of at risk children as well as to the families that take them in. It has also stirred in us, a passion for foster and adoptive families. We started The Advocate to provide a community of love and support to foster and adoptive families just as our church family provided to us.
what we do
our mission is to honor God while equipping individuals surrounding and supporting the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of "the orphan" in their efforts.
the words of the Bible are clear in that God's people are called to actively pursue meeting the needs of children living as orphans.
our ministry specific approach is to integrate the work of the churches, agencies, families, and the community to provide the most efficient and valuable support to children in need.
*Please see the diagram below to learn more about our approach
our vision is that every child living as an orphan in the Charlotte area will have a team working to ensure that their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met.
HOPE TEAM ROLES
explanation of caseworker's role in The Advocate and how The Advocate supports case workers
explanation of therapist's role and how The Advocate is involved
explanation of intercessor's role
explanation of comforter's role
explanation of teacher's role
explanation of helper's role
Person who has been helped by The Advocate
"Lots of nice things said about how awesome it was to have this ministry."
want to know more?
Whether you are in need of support or have a passion for children we would love to hear from you.