Willamette Christian Church


Adoption and Foster Care

Our Mission

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. Our mission is to provide leadership that represents the various ways believers can get involved in the lives of vulnerable children and families. As a result we aim to grow the number of fostering and adoptive parents at WCC as well as provide teams of support and encouragement that will positively increase retention amongst those choosing to foster and/or adopt.

What We Do

As a church Willamette has committed to growing leadership in 4 keys areas in support of local families choosing to foster and/or adopt children.

Whether it be local or global adoption, Kerri Dawson, our Adoption Lead is available to help families navigate the complexities of adoption. Her team of adoptive parents seeks to provide support and encouragement for those seeking to adopt children. Our partnership with Life Song allows generous givers at WCC to participate in helping fund adoptions.

If you are seeking to understand and/or enter into the world of Foster Parenting, Elizabeth Sale our Foster Care Lead is available to help you learn the governmental system that regulates foster parenting in Oregon. In addition, Aimee Eckley, our Department of Human Services/Embrace Oregon Lead maintains a close relationship with local DHS offices as well as the leadership for Embrace Oregon. Aimee can help you learn more and find ways to get involved serving our local Clackamas County DHS office.

Finally, Mary Coleman has developed a strategy for caring for and supporting families who choose to foster children. Her role as the Wrap Around Care Lead integrates those willing to give up their time and energy to serve current fostering families at WCC.

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News and Events


May 1st: Embrace Oregon is hosting an event on May 1st, 7 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about Embrace’s mission to grow partnership between local churches and Oregon’s Department of Human Services will want to attend. Go to http://www.citybiblechurch.org/embrace-oregon/ and learn more.

May 4th: Willamette Christian Church will celebrate National Foster Care Awareness Month during and after all 3 … Continue Reading

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