True Vine: Orphan Care and Adoption

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

James 1:27 

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True Vine Orphan Care & Adoption Ministry

True Vine exists to serve vulnerable children and equip our community in the name of Jesus.
We work to empower, equip, and offer support to 
adoptive families, foster families, and New Mercies families.

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New Mercies Ministries

New Mercies Ministries is a gospel-centered organization providing supportive connections, safe housing, and restorative services for women and families, empowering them to gain stability and ultimately live independently.
New Mercies Ministries Exists To:

+ Mobilize the church to serve the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of isolated families

+ Build relationships with families in need and provide community referrals

+ Empower families to gain stability and independence

Care Communities

“Nationally, 50% of foster families quit either after the first year or after their first placement, primarily because they didn’t feel supported. The Care Communities model has been proven to retain up to 90% of those foster parents. Care communities are teams of 6-8 people that wrap around a foster family, adoptive family, or a New Mercies host family. They offer emotional, spiritual, and practical support. Members choose the roles they want to play in the care community. Care Community volunteers will be assigned a family that is close to you geographically, not more than a 15 minute drive.” Hands of Hope: Care Communities

Adoption Support FAQ

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 Pathway families.

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 Control.

What type of support is available after adoption?

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 recovery.

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