Have You Ever Considered Adopting?
RiverTree Staff Contact: Gary Dolan
Adoption raises many questions…
How do I begin?
How can we afford it?
How will our extended family react?
How will it impact the children we already have?
Can I love an adopted child the same as a biological child?
And most importantly, is adoption even what God wants for our lives?
Born In Our Hearts is an adoption and foster care ministry embraced by RiverTree. This ministry is open to anyone, whether a part of the RiverTree family or not, who has already adopted, is considering adoption or is in the process of adoption or foster care.
There are many benefits to being part of Born In Our Hearts:
- Social gatherings for fun and fellowship
- Opportunities for the children to play together and learn that being adopted is a great thing
- Prayer support in times of need or celebration
- Mutual support
- Information and resource sharing
Through partnerships that RiverTree also has with Christian Children’s Home International and the Pregnancy Support Center of Stark County, Born In Our Hearts also has access to a myriad of additional professional resources.
Because there are nearly always families who are welcoming God’s children into our hearts and lives, Born In Our Hearts is a ministry constantly in a state of celebration.
Yet during times of pain, frustration, or disappointment, friends are there for one another to understand and listen.
Currently, our families have adopted from within the USA as well as from Peru, Ukraine, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Romania, Vietnam, Philippines, Haiti and Guatemala. In honor of those adoptions, RiverTree’s Portage Campus displays the flags of those countries on the front lawn.
Born In Our Hearts has been the only faith-based organization to win national and state adoption excellence awards for demonstrating dedication to Ohio’s children needing permanent families.
If you have or are thinking about adoption or foster care and would like more information about Born In Our Hearts, contact us at RiverTree Christian Church at 330.494.1860 ext 210 and leave a voice mail message or email us at email@example.com.
Click here for more information about Born in Our Hearts Ministry.
Matching grants are now available for RiverTree partners to assist with domestic and international adoption expenses through LifeSong for Orphans and Orphans All.
Click here for Orphans All Information Sheet.