Adoption and Foster Care
To defend the cause of vulnerable children by declaring God’s mandate for their care while encouraging and equipping the church to take action. We are building an intentional community through adoption, foster care, child advocacy, and international orphan care. Our passion is to equip believers from every stage of life to be involved in loving and serving the orphaned and fatherless, as this is the essence of “pure and faultless religion” (James 1:27).
What We Do
As a faith community, we take seriously God’s instruction to love and care for the needs of children. We believe that every chance to serve a child is a divine opportunity to draw near to the heart of God, joining Him in His work. The “least of these” are of the utmost importance to God. Yet, this is often not a shared societal value. As a result, the statistics are staggering:
- 9.7 million children under the age of five die each year from largely preventable diseases.
- There are over 143 million orphans in the world today.
- More than 400,00 children are in U.S. foster care.
Each number represents a real child, a precious human being. We want this realization to stir our hearts to action. Willamette Christian Church is committed to loving and serving these children, whether they are on the other side of the world, or within our own neighborhoods. We believe that although not every person can house a child in need, every person can serve one. To this end, we seek to provide opportunities at every commitment level so that all can be involved through adoption, foster care, child sponsorship, mentorship, financial support, prayer, supporting foster and adoptive families, training, or hands on projects.
We would love to have you partner with us in this divine mission.
Listen to a message by pastor Joel Dombrow called “Orphan Life.”
News and Events
As a ministry the Adoption/Foster Care team has sought to build relationship with local department of human services workers. For months volunteers have been visiting the Oregon City DHS office bringing coffee, treats, and time. These visits are meant to be supportive in nature, recognizing that these workers are carrying heavy loads as they seek to find safe shelter and… Continue Reading