• Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry

Mercy Hill’s Adoption & Foster Care Ministry exists to glorify the Father as we aid and encourage the church to provide gospel-driven care for vulnerable children and families through prayer, resources, support, and sacrificial generosity.

Our vision is to see families and individuals catalyzed to respond to the gospel by caring for children through adoption, foster care, child advocacy, and family care.

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  • Mercy Hill Church - Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Where We Focus

International Adoption

The process of adopting a child from another culture can be both exciting and terrifying. In today’s changing landscape of international adoption, time and research are essential. Navigating this process is easier to accomplish with adequate support. We would love to know how the Lord is leading your family.

Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - International Adoption
Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - International Adoption

Steps

Steps 1-4 can be completed in any order, but they all need to be completed before proceeding to step 5.

  • 1. Get Started

    Click here to let us know a little about your family and where you are in the process.

  • 3. Get Connected

    This can be both a joyous and overwhelming journey. We would like to partner you with a mentor couple who can guide you through the process. 

  • 4. Choose an agency & complete your homestudy

    Choosing an agency can be a difficult and often overwhelming process. While we don’t endorse a particular agency, we do have experienced families who would be willing to share their journeys and research with you. Let us know using the link in the “Get Started” section above if you need guidance in this area. 

  • 5. Funding your adoption

    We are committed to assisting Mercy Hill families with the costs associated with their adoptions. Through a partnership with Lifesong For Orphans, we’re able to offer matching grants to families pursuing adoption. Additionally, approved Lifesong families will be profiled for fundraising support.

  • 6. Post-placement Support

    Adjusting to life with your child requires a lot of time and patience. Working closely with your group leadership and mentors, we offer childcare reimbursement for covenant members for family counseling along with recommendations. Additionally, we offer monthly fellowship opportunities for families and training events. Check out the Mercy Hill Events page for upcoming opportunities.

Domestic Adoption

Infants to teenagers across our country are longing to be a part of a loving family. We would love to walk alongside you as you discern how to move forward in this process and provide you with information regarding avenues our church members have successfully utilized in bringing their children home.

Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Domestic Adoption
Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Domestic Adoption

Steps

Steps 1-4 can be completed in any order, but they all need to be completed before proceeding to step 5.

  • 1. Get Started

    Click here to let us know a little about your family and where you are in the process.

  • 3. Get Connected

    This can be both a joyous and overwhelming journey. We would like to partner you with a mentor couple who can guide you through the process. 

  • 4. Choose an agency & complete your homestudy

    Choosing an agency can be a difficult and often overwhelming process. While we don’t endorse a particular agency, we do have experienced families who would be willing to share their journeys and research with you. Let us know using the link in the “Get Started” section above if you need guidance in this area. 

  • 5. Funding your adoption

    We are committed to assisting Mercy Hill families with the costs associated with their adoptions. Through a partnership with Lifesong For Orphans, we’re able to offer matching grants to families pursuing adoption. Additionally, approved Lifesong families will be profiled for fundraising support.

  • 6. Post-placement Support

    Adjusting to life with your child requires a lot of time and patience. Working closely with your group leadership and mentors, we offer childcare reimbursement for covenant members for family counseling along with recommendations. Additionally, we offer monthly fellowship opportunities for families and training events. Check out the Mercy Hill Events page for upcoming opportunities.

Foster Care

Thousands of children in our state are in need of loving families who are willing to open their homes and hearts to them. As a church we are working with our local Department of Social Services for Mapp Training and resources.

Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Foster Care
Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Foster Care

Steps

Steps 1-4 can be completed in any order, but they all need to be completed before proceeding to step 5.

  • 1. Get Started

    Click here to let us know a little about your family and where you are in the process.

  • 3. Get Connected

    This can be both a joyous and overwhelming journey. We would like to partner you with a mentor couple who can guide you through the process. 

  • 4. Complete training

    The Department of Social Services within each of our local counties requires extensive training for potential foster families. This training is offered numerous times throughout the year.

  • 5. Financial Assistance

    We are committed to assisting Mercy Hill families with the costs associated with foster care training and placement. Childcare reimbursement for covenant members is available for families who have completed the above steps prior to attending training classes. Additionally, resource assistance such as clothing, supplies, furniture, etc. may be available on an as needed basis.

  • 6. Post-placement Support

    Adjusting to life with your child requires a lot of time and patience. Working closely with your group leadership and mentors, we offer childcare reimbursement for covenant members for family counseling along with recommendations. Additionally, we offer monthly fellowship opportunities for families and training events. Check out the Mercy Hill Events page for upcoming opportunities.

Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Global Care

Global Care for Vulnerable Children

Many opportunities exist for individuals longing to care for vulnerable children globally. Consider child sponsorship, and keep watch for opportunities to serve with one of our partner organizations.

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Child Advocacy

If you are interested in investing in the lives of vulnerable children in other ways than adoption or foster care, consider the Guardian ad Litem program, Big Brother/Big Sister, and mentoring/tutoring at local schools. Let us know, and we can connect you with opportunities to serve with our local ministry partners.

Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Family Support

Family Support

Mercy Hill families are needed to support those who have adopted, are currently adopting, or who are serving children through foster care. We are looking for individuals/community groups who are willing to support these families through prayer, meals, babysitting, and respite care. Respite care requires training through the county’s Department of Social Services.

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  • Mercy Hill Church - Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Resources
Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Sermons

Sermons

Recommended Reading

Adoption/Fostering

Global Orphan Care

Parenting Kids from Hard Places

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  • Mercy Hill Church - Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Events
Adoption & Foster Care Meeting

Upcoming Interest Meeting

March 11th

  • Event Description: Thinking about taking the next step in adopting, fostering, or advocating for children across the Triad or the globe? This is where you need to be. We bring together professionals in the field as well as experienced Mercy Hill families to offer guidance and support as you discern how God is calling you to get involved. Interest meetings will be offered three times in 2018. Register to attend!
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
  • Address: Edgefield Road Campus | 3530 Edgefield Road, Greensboro, NC 27409
  • Childcare: No
  • Website: Click here to register!

Mercy Hill Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Upcoming Events

Upcoming Fellowship Event

Family Game Night | April 21st

  • Event Description: Join Mercy Hill families formed by adoption or foster care for Family Game Night. Each family is asked to bring some of your favorite board games and a snack to share to the Kids Worship Space at the Regional Campus.
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Address: 7616 Business Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409
  • Childcare: This event is for the entire family

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  • Mercy Hill Church - Adoption & Foster Care Ministry - Adopting Family Profiles

The Bailey Family

We are the Bailey’s. We started dating in 2006 when I was in college. We have always had a heart for adoption. It was our first choice for growing our family. When we first checked into adoption, we didn’t see how it was possible. We checked into foster to adopt but didn’t feel like our hearts we’re ready for that just yet.

We then moved on to starting our family the natural way. How God creates a child and lets them grow inside their mother’s womb is wonderful. We were amazed by God the whole pregnancy. When we were trying to deliver our baby girl there were complications. Paige was bleeding uncontrollably. They had to proceed to do an emergency hysterectomy to save Paige’s life. Afterwards, we were both so grateful that both Sienna and Paige were alive and healthy. This experience brought us back to our passion of adoption. In 2016, we started our adoption journey to adopt a newborn baby from the U.S. They call it a journey because there is so many aspects to it. We have gone from the home study, to the adoption portfolio, and then fundraising constantly since starting the adoption journey in 2016. It often feels like a full time job. In the end, we know that our efforts will be rewarded when we are a family of four! Read more here.