Indiana ranks fifth in the nation for the number of children in foster care, with more than 12,000 affected. The “fatherless” are in danger of not knowing their heavenly Father without Christ-following parents.

We want to make an impact for vulnerable children here in our city and around the world, creating relationships where Jesus can be made known. 

  • In 2018, we launched our Foster and Adoption Ministry—or FAM—and hired our first director. We currently serve 75 families by providing essential items and resources to those who are fostering children.
  • In 2019, Traders Point helped launch Care Portal in Indiana. Care Portal communicates vulnerable children’s essential items needs—like clean bedding—to the church community in Indiana so churches can come alongside and meet those needs. This is a key tool for preventing children from entering foster care.
  • Since our grant fund launched in 2012, Traders Point has given over $45,000 in funds to help 17 families adopt children internationally and domestically.
  • With Back2Back Ministries, we helped build the Twelve Stones Resource Center in Mazatlán, Mexico. The center provides holistic care for children with special needs, in addition to providing training and other resources for their families and health care providers. The center also provides these needed resources and care for other vulnerable children throughout that area of Mexico.
  • Our ministry partner, Missions of Hope International, in Kenya currently serves 20,000 children, and they have a vision to serve 100,000 children. Through our partnership, we’ve helped build a new school in Bondeni—an area where children don't normally receive an education. About 1,000 students will receive an education there this school year and ultimately, the school opens a door for the hope of Jesus to be shared. We’ve also committed $1 million to help build an additional school and a new church in the community of Kilifi, Kenya.

We want to continue to help create care communities that come around families and help them on an ongoing basis. We want to facilitate more adoption and foster placements, assist our strategic local and global partners, and provide for vulnerable children’s tangible needs. We dream of a day in the near future where there are more foster families waiting for children than fostering children waiting for families.

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