Family Advocacy Ministry

Northlands' Heart for Vulnerable Children

WHAT IS FAM AT NORTHLANDS?

 

Senior Pastor Greg Haswell shares our heart for families + vulenrable children at Northlands. Adoption + Foster Care are near and dear to our hearts + have been part of the fabric of our Northlands community for decades. Find out how you can be a part of FAM!

 

SUPPORT FAM


Does your heart beat for the needs of vulnerable child? Would you like to do more? We believe that through strengthening families, we best serve vulnerable children. It is our passion to help vulnerable children stay in their birth families, avoiding the foster system, and to help bio parents get their children home after being in foster care - this is the beautiful expression of redemption and reconciliation that is our Gospel.  We love coming around vulnerable families, foster families, and adoptive families to support and strengthen them when they need it most! Bring your strength to serve + support one of the ministires under FAM whether through joining a Care Community, meeting care portal needs, or giving to the Northlands Adoption Fund. 

CARE COMMUNITIES

 

Care Communities wrap themselves around a family who has chosen to foster or adopt. We come alongside the families + vulnerable children inside + outside of our church offering practical help + support these families need. Our Care Communities consist of 5-7 dedicated members bringing regular meals + support to a specific family. 

JOIN A CARE COMMUNITY

CARE PORTAL

 

Care Portal offers a place for you to discover the needs of foster families + vulnerable children in the area. This is an online system that makes you aware of the needs via email so you can donate finances, time, or furniture to make a difference in a local family with vulnerable children. We encourage the entrie Northalnds family to consider joinign the Care Portal! 

JOIN THE CARE PORTAL

ADOPTION FUND

 

The Northlands Adoption Fund helps families in our church with some of the financial realities that are involved in the adoption process. We have a team that administers these funds to hopeful adoptive parents. Consider setting up a small monthly donation into this fund to help bring vulnerable children into forever families here at Northlands.

GIVE TO THE FUND

LEARN MORE


If you are eager to learn more about embarking on an adoption or foster journey consider attending our next Adoption 101 or FAM orientation class. Are you a foster or adoptive parent looking for encouragement and refreshing? Follow Northland's Hope at Home ministry on Facebook for rich, relative content. Additionally, we encourage you to check out our friends over at Promise 686 who are doing incredible work across the nation connecting vulnerable children with care through churches and families. 

ADOPTION 101 + FAM ORIENTATION

 

We offer Adoption 101, a one-hour course to help inform + equip families considering adoption. The class consists of three instructional videos as well as testimonials from adoptive families. Additionally, we periodically offer a Orientation class to better explain + connect people with the Northlands FAM ministries.

ATTEND THE CLASS

HOPE AT HOME

 

Hope at Home is a ministry of Northlands church to adoptive and foster parents. For over 10 years we have brought refreshing, hope and help to families in all seasons of the adoption and foster care journey. Follow us on Facebook to receive daily encouragement and to hear about upcoming events.  

FOLLOW ALONG

PROMISE 686

 

We partner with a nonprofit called Promise686 to carry out this mission of caring for vulnerable children. They help churches across the state and nation to implement successful Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs). If you’d like to learn more about Promise686, click below.

LEARN MORE

Family is God's Intention

God promises to “set the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6) and we’re dedicated to joining this effort. Through our Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM), we’re working to provide what vulnerable children in our local community need most––strong families.

​“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress” James 1:27