The Foster Care & Adoption Ministry exists to inform, connect, and equip the body of Christ to care for vulnerable children and families. As a church, we want to be part of the solution for the hundreds of thousands of children, both locally and around the world, who need families. And we want to pursue God's heart for healing and restoration for all families—for biological families needing community and support, for foster and adoptive parents looking for connection and parenting skills, and for adoptees pursuing healing and hope.

What We Do

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Reynolds Family

Reynolds Family

“Our experience with foster care has been full of ups and downs, and there were days we didn’t think we could keep saying yes. But God had other plans, and it’s incredible to look back and see the ways He was working even in the brokenness. We now have 5 amazing kids, as well as a huge extended family made up of many of our kids’ birth families too.”

The Reynolds Family

Szwed Family

Szwed Family

“As an adoptee, adoption was always the plan for our family, and as we prepared for an international adoption, the Lord revealed needs within our own family. The journey of kinship adoption was far different than expected, but the Lord blessed us far more than we could ever have imagined!”

The Szwed Family

Crowe Family

Crowe Family

“We believe all children belong in families, and God knit ours together from across the world. Each of our kids, with their own story and culture, uniquely and wonderfully reflect the image of God. We’re so humbled and grateful that God’s plan for our family was so much bigger and wider than we could have imagined!”

The Crowe Family

Clark Family

Clark Family

“We are humbled God chose us to be his parents. Our journey to parenthood has not been on our timeline or how we imagined. Yet God’s goodness is evident every time we look into his eyes, and His grace is evident in the blossoming relationship with his birth parents.”

The Clark Family


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Foster Care & Adoption - Campus Events

We have a vibrant community of foster and adoptive families, and we want to provide encouragement, support, and meaningful connection with other families who share a similar journey. You can find upcoming events at many of our campuses. Please contact Callie Troyer at with general questions or the campus leader listed for questions about a specific event.

Sun, Feb 25
Recurring Event

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Family Is Forever: Foster & Adoptive Parent Summit

Family is Forever is our annual foster and adoptive parenting summit, and it's happening on March 2 at our Blankenbaker Campus! This event is open to ALL families, no matter where they are in the foster care or adoption journey (even still considering/in training!) or whether they are part of Southeast Christian Church. The morning sessions will run from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and then we invite the whole family to stay for lunch and family games from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. The morning is free, and lunch is available for a nominal fee. Children's programming is offered for children ages 0-14. 3 hours of foster parent training credit will be offered!

Sat, Mar 02

Blankenbaker Campus / Fellowship Hall 2

Children's Programming

Considering Foster Care and Adoption

If you are considering foster care, domestic adoption, or international adoption, please join us to learn more about how to get started! We’ll provide a basic overview of your options and help you take the next step.

Multiple Campuses

Tue, Mar 05
Multiple Dates


Foster & Adopt Dads Tournament Watch Party

Calling all foster and adoptive dads! Come hang out with us as we watch the March basketball tournament games together. We'll have multiple TVs, an indoor basketball court for the kids, and plenty of dinner to share. We'll be meeting in the Block on Friday, March 22 from 5 PM - 10 PM. This event is for dads and kids!

Fri, Mar 22

Blankenbaker Campus - The Block Crossing



Blaine Hamilton
Foster Care & Adoption Ministry Leader


Callie Troyer
Foster Care & Adoption Ministry Associate

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