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Children don’t need a system, they need a family

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

Picture this, more than 16,000 children are in the North Carolina Foster Care System. That’s the size of the City of Morganton or the Town of Clayton. These children don’t need to be in a system. They need to be in a home. These children need love, acceptance, blessing. They need a loving family in a loving environment. They need to feel—in the words of an old hymn—” safe and secure from all alarm.” This is where you come in. You and your church can do so much to alleviate the harsh reality of this system by realizing foster care as a personal option or as an outreach in your church.

BCH’s Every Child Foster & Adoption Ministry is catching on throughout North Carolina. More than 700 churches have shown an interest in foster care, adoption, and foster to adopt. Check out for more information.

Every child deserves a safe, stable, and loving home. Our mission—in partnership with the Baptist State Convention—is to ensure that every child in North Carolina receives the caring home he or she deserves. Currently, BCH has 162 foster homes and there are 157 children being served. The total number of foster children who

have been served is 624. The church is the answer. YOU are the answer.