TRUEVINE ORPHAN CARE MINISTRY
Caring for Children Without Parents
|To respond to the mandate of caring for parentless
children in our community, in our country and around the world.
|To create alliances with other churches, ministries
and orphanages to support caring for the orphan.
|To amplify the voice of the orphan and create a
deeper understanding of the biblical mandate to care for the orphan, and to
provide tangible ways to carry out such a mandate.
Pathway supports families in all stages of adoption:
I’m interested in adoption. Where
do I start?
Loving Shepherd Ministries offers a
completely free service to help your family prayerfully identify your unique
needs and determine which adoption options offer the best match.
LSM also can provide a list of ethical, experienced and financially
stable agencies and home study providers matching your specific options that
can help you move forward when you are ready.
How much does adoption cost and
how long does it take?
Adoption costs and timelines can vary greatly depending what path you
take. Timelines can vary from a few months to several years, with key factors
including Country, Ethnicity, age of child, and special needs.
Costs are usually spread out over time and there are many options
available to help fund your adoption, including a matching grant offered for
Are there any books or resources
that you would recommend if I am considering adoption?
Pathway has an extensive library of adoption related books that are
available for checkout. Some
particularly good ones include Adopt
Without Debt, The Connected Child
and Beyond Consequences, Logic and
What type of support is available
Post-adoption support is important to help a new child and family
connect. Many agencies offer some level of post-placement support and home
visits. Pathway offers a post-adoptive parents’ support group, and can provide
names of several counselors that specialize in adoption, attachment, and trauma