Orphan Care

We desire to glorify God by transforming the lives of orphans and providing a supportive community for adoptive and foster parents.

General Adoption/Foster Care Support

If you feel called to either pursue adoption or serve as a foster parent, we have several resources that we could provide and experienced individuals to whom we could connect you. Please contact Sarah Browder with any questions.


Foster Relief Care

Families that provide foster care do not have the same flexibility that most have with child care – they must have someone qualified through their foster care agency provide supervision, for a night out. Serving these families through providing an occasional night out to the parents is a great opportunity for us at GBC.

GBC has partnered with First Baptist Church and Arrow Family & Child Ministries (http://www.arrow.org/) to provide relief care (babysitting) to foster parents.

If you are interested in serving in this capacity, here is what you are required to provide, in order to be qualified through Arrow Family & Child Ministries:

  • CPR/First Aid Training for Infant, Child and Adult
  • Copy of Valid Driver’s License
  • Signed Background Check Release
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreement
  • Signed Discipline Policy
  • Completed caregiver application with Arrow

Please note, Arrow may require additional information. For more information, please contact Kari Dodson or Jaime Tatum at Arrow: 281.210.1500.

A First Aid/CPR course was hosted at the church this past Spring and we plan to host another at the beginning of 2013 – announcements will be made when the date is confirmed.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Relief care?

Technically, relief care is any period of time less than 72 hours where substitute care is given for foster children.

Can you give me an example of how I can help?

Most of the time, foster parents need a quick night out together. Your commitment will probably be just a few hours and could even be on a weeknight. Families tend to be very flexible around your schedule and appreciate any help we are willing to give.

Do I need to keep the children in my home, or can I go to their house?

Generally, foster families prefer that you come to them. Obviously, every situation is different and this can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

How will I be contacted when I am needed to babysit?

Rather than being contacted directly by the foster family, you will be included on a list of volunteers maintained by the GBC coordinator. When a need for relief care is communicated, you and the other volunteers will be contacted to schedule a helper.

To whom will I be providing relief care?

Right now, we are partnering with families within GBC and First Baptist Church.


Adoption Fund

Goal of Adoption Financing: To glorify God by helping to overcome the financial obstacles of pursing adoption.

GBC partnered with LifeSong for Orphans to help administer the adoption fund and qualify individuals to receive grants and loans from the GBC fund.

The fund has been setup to provide two options for financial assistance – matching grants or interest free loans – which will be determined on a case by case basis.

If you would like more information or if you are interest in giving to the fund, please contact Duane Kelley.

www.lifesongfororphans.org