Foster and Adoption Ministries


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We're Ready to Help Your Church Develop Foster Care & Adoption Ministries that Reach the Next Generation for Christ!



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Connect1Child is the off campus foster care and adoption ministry of the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home (LBCH). LBCH has been serving children and families in need since 1899. As we began serving more and more children in foster care at our Monroe campus, the need became apparent to expand our efforts to reach more children in foster care throughout the state.

Our vision is to connect all Louisiana foster children to Christian families and churches. Connect1Child mobilizes churches and believers to answer God’s call in James 1:27, "…to look after orphans…in their distress."

Connect1Child includes a team of social workers trained in trauma-informed care to work closely with the Department of Children and Family Services and other foster care community partners to understand the needs and how the churches and Christian families can help.

Across Louisiana, the Connect1Child ministry team:

  1. Provides Foster Parent Information/Orientation meetings
  2. Recruits Christian foster parents from area churches
  3. Partners with churches to develop foster care and adoption support ministries
  4. Provides ongoing training and support services for individuals, families, and churches through their journey into foster care ministry

Everyone is not called to foster or adopt, but we believe everyone has a role to play in caring for vulnerable children and families in foster care. There are countless ways to serve, we want to help you find your ministry fit. People like you are changing children’s lives by opening their hearts and homes!

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

Sensing God’s call to serve in foster care? Have questions? Please contact our Connect1Child ministry team at 318‑343‑2244 or submit a Foster Care Interest Form.


Your gift provides love, care, and hope in Christ for children and families in need. 56% 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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