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There is something for everyone

We believe that everyone can do something when it comes to God’s calling to care for orphans and vulnerable children (James 1:27).


In the Body of Christ, no one is called to do everything, but everyone is created to do something. (1 Corinthians 12:7) At First Baptist Orlando, we believe that some of us will bring children into our homes; the rest of us are going to find ways to serve and support them.

Ways to Get Involved

Here are just a few ways that families can get involved
serving, strengthening and encouraging families and vulnerable children.

We believe God hears our prayers. Be intentional about your prayer life as it relates to orphans and vulnerable children. Click here for some specific resources.

Often children in foster care arrive at their placement with not much more than the clothes on their back. These placements can happen in the middle of the night or spur of the moment. You can help the families taking in these children by providing

  • diapers
  • clothes
  • backpacks
  • school supplies

When it comes to court, foster parents have a vital role to play. Although judges have the responsibility to make decisions about children, they can only make good decisions if they receive good information. Foster parents can have a huge impact on the lives and welfare of children by attending court and sharing information about the children in their homes. Support foster families by attending court appointments and hearings.

Interested in adoption but not sure where to start? We are here to help navigate the journey. Click here for Resources.

The need for church families to take in children in Foster Care is great. In Florida alone, there are more than 18,000 children in Foster Care and more than 3,500 of those children have parental rights terminated and are looking to be adopted. Interested in becoming a foster parent? Click here to learn more.

Help families to raise support or funds towards their adoption costs. We believe that loving families who are called to adoption should be able to open their heart to a child. We are happy to provide information to help you cross financial hurdles that may stand in the way. 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Click here for more information.

Respite is designed to give families a break from their caring role and can be arranged for planned breaks, regular weekly breaks, short holidays or emergencies.

Providing much-needed support to families that bring foster and adopted children into their home, wrap around care can look like this:

  • bring the family meals
  • mow their lawn
  • help house clean
  • babysit for a date night
  • grocery shop
  • help with transportation

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