Believing that God has called His church to care for orphans and the fatherless, Bethany Baptist Church formed the foster and adoption ministry, Open Heart, Open Homes in the fall of 2006. The purpose of the ministry is to equip families to reach foster children and orphans through the ministry of the Home, with the guidance, support and prayer of the church body-to the glory of God! Adoption and fostering is evangelism at its core-bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Caring for the fatherless and adoption is at the very heart of God. As believers, we ourselves have been adopted by God and now have an incredible opportunity to experience His joy and prayerfully consider making "one of the least of these" our own child.