Start an Orphan Care Ministry in Your Church

You may prayerfully consider starting an Orphan Care Ministry in your church. The primary objective of this ministry is to reach out to foster and adoptive families in your church and community in supportive ways. Here are some ideas:

  • Pray and study God’s Word as to how God would have you and your church involved in orphan-care ministry
  • Invite a Connect 1:27 foster/adoption specialist to speak at your church
  • Be steadfast in prayer for over 4,500 children in Louisiana foster care, especially those children waiting to be adopted
  • Create an adoption fund to assist families financially in the adoption process
  • Open your church as a training facility for potential foster families
  • Provide special events for area foster/adoptive families
  • Serve foster families in practical ways (cook a meal, write encouraging notes, clean their house, cut their lawn, provide a service for free – haircuts, music/art lessons, tutoring)
  • Provide respite service for foster parents
  • Be a missions volunteer on an orphan-care mission trip to Haiti
  • Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer
  • Plan special emphases in your church for Orphan Sunday every November (National Adoption Month) and National Foster Care Month (May)

If you are interested in starting an orphan care ministry in your church, please go to or contact Margie Nielsen, Director of Connect 1:27 Foster Care and Adoption Ministries, at 318-343-2244 or

Click here to view children available for adoption in Louisiana.