Grace Point
Foster and Adopt Ministry

Grace Point has a God-sized vision to eliminate the orphan crisis in Bexar County. In order to do that we need your help. We have all heard the term “It takes a village to raise a child.” Our goal is to create a village of believers who are committed to serving orphans in San Antonio. What part of that village is God calling you to?

"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." James 1:27

What part of the village is God calling you to?

A home that is ready to pray and educate itself about becoming a foster family?
Child Protective Services (CPS) removes children from their homes when abuse or neglect is suspected. These children are then placed in foster homes. Fostering a child means that you open your home and heart to them during the duration of their CPS case. Most cases last between one month to 18 months. You can also be a foster family that is willing to adopt children that are not able to return to their biological families. Is God calling you to gift your family to children in desperate need of loving care by becoming a certified foster home?

To get started contact our friends at 4Kids of South Texas.

A home that is ready to adopt one of the children already waiting for a family?
Child Protective Services (CPS) removes children from their homes when abuse or neglect is suspected. These children are then placed in foster homes. Sometimes it is determined by the courts that a child will not be able to return to their biological family. In that case they become legally free to be adopted. There are over 800 children in South Texas right now that are waiting for their forever family to adopt them. Unlike most adoptions, there is virtually no cost involved. Is God calling you to gift your family to children in desperate need of a loving forever home?

To get started contact our friends at 4Kids of South Texas.

Click here to see the children ready and waiting for loving homes.

A home open and ready to provide respite or babysitting for foster families?
Foster families are required to follow strict rules when it comes to who can be alone with their foster children. The need for trained babysitters and respite providers is huge. Foster parenting is a 24/7 task. Breaks or short periods of time away are necessary to refuel so that they can continue to parent well and not get burned out. Trained babysitters are available to relieve foster parents for short periods of time and trained respite providers can care for foster children overnight. Is God calling you to serve foster families by becoming a trained babysitter or respite provider?

A home that is prepared to support kids in foster care through mentorship programs?
When children are pulled from all they know and placed in foster care their whole world is turned upside down. They need an individual who is willing to come alongside them and be an encouraging, consistent adult that they can trust. Many times their mentor has the opportunity to be the foster child's voice and advocate. Is God calling you to volunteer your time to support children in foster care? 

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA/GAL volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

The mission of THRU Project is to provide guidance, support and advocacy to foster youth (age 16 and older) transitioning to adulthood and independent living. THRU Project is dedicated to providing foster youth with resources and opportunities to pursue their goals and ultimately, to achieve a successful life.

A home that wants to support Foster Families?
Being a foster home is hard work! So how can you support and help those families in our community who are currently or getting ready to foster.

  • They desperately need respite homes and babysitters (see above). Finding respite care is nearly impossible due to all of the state guidelines. Fostering can be overwhelming for families and unfortunately they can’t normally find qualified babysitters to get any kind of break.
  • Support a new foster placement in the same way you would someone having a baby. Many foster children come from abuse and neglect, they need a lot of one on one time and focus in the beginning. Offer to bring meals, do yard work or run errands.
  • Clothing and gifts for new foster children. (Did you know that most foster kids come with the clothes they are wearing and nothing else?)
  • Did we mention they need Respite Homes and Babysitters?!
  • Prayer. The stories foster children can tell are heartbreaking. Pray for healing in their lives and the lives of their parents. Pray for patience and wisdom for foster families. Pray for case workers, attorneys and judges as they make life changing decisions for everyone involved.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Foster & Adopt Information Meetings
Medical Center
11:30am, Main 201

West (8531 Leslie Rd)
5pm, Room 108

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Support Group meeting
7pm - 9pm


Contact Information
Bethann Jackson or Jocelyn Wilson