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Every Child Deserves A Family

YOU CAN LIGHT THEIR WAY HOME

We equip churches and businesses to develop strategies to faithfully care for vulnerable families in the context of their own communities.
ENGAGING COMMUNITIES. HELPING ORPHANS.

A Safe, Stable Family

WISHING YOU COULD GET INVOLVED? WE CAN SHOW YOU HOW.

For far too long we've streamlined benevolence and outsourced caring for the vulnerable. In a country with more than 300,000 churches there's no good reason to be okay with children living without a family in the US. We are responsible for their care. Sure, their files are managed by the state. But their futures are in our hands. It's time to step back into the lives of society's forgotten children and remind them how worthy they are. Because that's what God did for us. He found us. Surrounded us. Brought us in. Called us family.

And that's what he asks of us; to do what he did.

 

It's time to step back in to the lives of society's forgotten children and remind them how worthy they are. Because that's what God did for us.

 

WE ARE THE ECHO

This can feel overwhelming at first glance. Don't worry, we've learned how to scale it down so your church can faithfully express the Gospel and influence the world around you. No one can or should do everything. But everyone can do something. We can show you how.

 

150,000,000

Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in the World

20,000,000

Currently Available and Waiting to be Adopted

400,000

Children Currently in the US Foster Care System

125,000

Currently Available and Waiting to be Adopted

6,000

Children in Care in the Commonwealth of Virginia

 

1,600

Currently Available and Waiting to be Adopted

286

Children in Care right here on the Peninsula

 

101

Currently Available and Waiting to be Adopted

WITHIN TWENTY MILES OF YOUR FRONT DOOR

500

Churches

Filled with Helpers

 

230,000

Churchgoers 

Eager to Do Something

 

100

Families Considering Foster Care or Adoption

 

101

CHILDREN

Waiting to be Adopted

100

FAMILIES

Wanting to Adopt

That's almost one for one. Your church can be the solution.

 

Download your FREE Pastors Kit

Sharable videos, infographics, slides and images. 

 

More Simple Than You Think

Going through the foster care or adoption process alone is overwhelming for parents. As a pastor, we know it's heartbreaking not having practical, actionable ways your people can wrap around these beautiful families. 

 

We've been there. We've seen firsthand the gaps in care during our own adoptions and foster placements. And with over twenty years in church ministry, we know the struggles church leaders face when motivating people to action.

 

Chances are, you already have exactly what you need to support foster families, adoptive families, and families at risk. They come through your doors every weekend. They just need a plan.

We believe in you. We're here to help.

Let's Work Together

We facilitate collaboration, enabling churches and local business to meet the needs of their very own communities.

The local church is the single greatest asset to solving foster and adoption crisis.

CHURCHES

Protecting families at risk of fracture is our first priority.

FAMILIES

Children and families in foster care need continued support.

FOSTER

Forever homes come in a variety of configurations. We can help ease the transition.

ADOPTION
 

Here's the Plan

LEARN

Download Infographics and understand the need and the impact on our communities.

DREAM

Schedule a time with us to discuss ways your organization can care for those impacted by adoption and foster care.

DO SOMETHING

Book an evening or a Sunday for our crew to coach and equip your team to wrap around families.

READ OUR PROMISE

BOOK US 

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LET'S GET THE CONVERSATION STARTED

Bonus

Attend a Collaborative Session

Sponsored by the Coastal Virginia Coalition for Vulnerable Children

Join other area church leaders and hear about the variety of ways people in our cities are working to support foster and adoptive families and families in crisis, and discover how you can play your part.

 
 
 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“We realized adoption was not so much about building our family, but offering our family to a child without one.” 

 

—  Chris, Adoptive Father

 

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