“And the King will answer and say to them ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did to Me.” Matthew 25:40
- for all time: for all future time
- group of relatives: a group of people who are closely related by birth, marriage, or adoption
Tyler Forever Families
FOREVER FAMILIES: The Foster Care Adoption Support Group began September 13, 2005.
“Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their own resources, and thus they attempt very little and they always fail. All giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence to be with them.”
“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified…that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God”
-1 Corinthians 2:2,5
From the time this ministry began in 2005, we have focused on serving families as they travel the adoption and foster care journey. All who have been touched by adoption share a common bond, but each journey is unique and is marked with both joys and challenges.
We are couples who have traveled the road of infertility; we are couples and singles alike who have felt God’s call to adopt or foster; we are families with children who look like their parents and families with children who do not; we are families whose members represent birth countries and cultures from five continents; we are families whose members speak different languages; we are those who are waiting to adopt or foster and those whose wait has just recently come to an end; we are adoptive families and foster families – and the list goes on. In the end, we are families just the same, and we believe that God is doing something truly remarkable among us as He forms families and transforms lives through the miracle of adoption.
Connect. Encourage. Equip.
The focus of Forever Families is three fold: to connect, encourage and equip. FF provides a loving, supportive and authentic community that encourages families along their adoption journey. It has been our experience that communities such as ours are a unique resource at each stage of the adoption or foster journey, and are particularly valuable to families during the difficult times. For those families we offer our prayers, our love and support, our friendship and the collective wisdom and insight of those who have successfully navigated similar paths.
We also provide quality, objective information about adoption and foster care. This includes honest and accurate information about the adoption and foster care process and a realistic understanding of both the joys and challenges adoptive and foster families often face. We focus specifically on helping those who are considering adoption or foster care to make informed decisions based on facts and realities, rather than idealized notions of “saving the world,” sensationalized stereotypes or fear. Recognizing that in many ways the journey has only begun when a child is welcomed into a family, we provide effective information and educational resources as well as support and encouragement (through a variety of large and small group events and activities) for adoptive families to help them as they continue along their journey.