Agape Foster Care & Adoption
The Great Commission was clearly and definitively not a call to sit back and stay silent in a world of sin, evil, and suffering. From the very beginning, Christ designed for His disciples to run toward need, not away from it. To engage culture, not to ignore it.
One of the greatest issues facing believers today is the need to care for abused, abandoned, and neglected children – both in our own communities and around the word. From the 153 million orphans worldwide to the thousands of children in the dependency system in the Tampa Bay area, we believe it is the call of the local church to do everything in its power to reach these children with the love of Christ.
Through foster care and adoption, the body of Christ has the privilege of serving these children in their greatest time of need. And while every family is not called to open their home to a child, we believe every family can help support and advocate for children.
Calvary Church works with several Christian organizations specializing in foster care, domestic and international adoption, and support for families answering this call.
Wrap-Around Services and Support
AGAPE is ministry of Calvary Church providing support and wrap around services to foster and adoptive families. From prayer support to hot meals to child care, Calvary Church is committed to walking alongside families making the sacrifice to serve children in need. For more information on support provided to families, or to volunteer in the AGAPE ministry, please visit AGAPE
A Door Of Hope
A Door of Hope recruits, trains, licenses, and supports Christian foster homes. Their vision is to see a home for every child placed in the foster care system. For information on foster care informational meetings, training schedules, the licensing process, or other questions please contact Lacy Wilcox at LacyWilcox@ADoorofHope.com.
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes (FBCH) works alongside adoptive parents to provide caring and experienced adoption specialists, help with counseling, supervision of legal matters, and work with biological parents and others involved throughout the adoption process. For information on domestic adoption through FBCH please contact Pat Marder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifeline Children’s Services
Lifeline Children’s Services’ offers a full range of consulting and social services to prospective adoptive parents designed to minimize the stress, time, and costs associated with the successful adoption of a child internationally. Lifeline staff work with adoptive parents through every stage of international adoption and continue to provide support even after a child is placed in his or her forever home. For more information on international adoption, please contact Pat Marder at email@example.com.
Financial Support For Adoption
LifeSong for Orphans
Lifesong provides grants and interest free loans for families adopting domestically and/or internationally. Calvary Church also provides funds, through Lifesong, to support Calvary members answering the call to adopt. For more information on how you can donate to Calvary’s adoption fund or if you are interested in applying for funding assistance, please contact Stephanie Shermeta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Calvary Church’s involvement in foster care and/or adoption, please contact Pat Marder at email@example.com or Stephanie Shermeta at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 441-1581(727) 441-1581.