Foster and Adoption Ministries


Connect 1 Child is the foster care and adoption ministry of Louisiana Baptist Children's Home (LBCH). LBCH has been serving children and families in need since 1899. As LBCH began serving more and more children in foster care at our main campus in Monroe, the need became apparent for the Children's Home to expand its efforts to reach more children in foster care throughout the state. Connect 1 Child was created to minister to children and families connected with the child welfare system throughout Louisiana. Our ministry's name, Connect 1 Child, is based on James 1:27, "Religion that our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..."

Across the state, Connect 1 Child Specialists:

  1. Recruit Christian foster families from area churches
  2. Provide Gospel-centered support for foster families
  3. Partner with churches in the creation and support of foster care and adoption ministries
  4. Provide training and education for foster families and churches across the state

We believe that everyone has a role to play in caring for children in foster care. Our goal is to create ministry opportunities for churches and believers throughout Louisiana.

We hope that you'll explore our site and learn more about how you and your church can get involved!


Your gift provides love, care, and hope in Christ for children and families in need. 74% of all funding comes from individuals and churches. We receive no state or federal funding for the care of children. All gifts are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.


PO Box 4196
Monroe, Louisiana 71211

7200 DeSiard Street
Monroe, Louisiana 71203

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Residential Child Care

Short-Term Crisis Care for Children

Home Place - Residential Family Care

Granberry - Christian Counseling

Connect 1 Child - Foster and Adoption Ministries

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Orphan's Embrace

Compassion for Kids

Minister Care Residential Program

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