Foster care & Adoption Ministry

Updates from the Foster care & Adoption Ministry.

  1. FAM Lemonade Stand

    Your favorite Summer Lemonade Stand is back this year! During Hope’s first Summer Fun Night on June 26 from 5-7pm on Hope’s front sidewalk.


    Like every year, our stand raises awareness about Hope Chapel’s Foster & Adopt Ministry to the Brentwood Neighborhood and benefits Foster Village –  – a local nonprofit that provides support groups & tangible items for foster families in Austin. 


    See you there! 

    Are you a Hopite (young or old!) interested in helping make the stand happen? Reach out to Rebekah Voelker to volunteer –


  2. Host Home Information Dinner

    Join Mandy on Feb 28th from 6pm – 7:30pm at Hope (during Family Night) for dinner and great conversation! We will plan to explore the topic of becoming a Safe Families Host Home – these singles, roommates or families open their homes to host a child/children for short, predetermined lengths of time (on average 4-6 weeks). 

    This short hosting allows caregivers time and space to secure resources for themselves to prevent their children entering fostercare. The goal of host homes is to strengthen vulnerable families in our community and offer the hope of Christ through hospitality and friendship. 

    Come learn more and meet our guests the Oberski family, who have been a Safe Families host home since 2016! 

    Dinner and childcare provided. Please RSVP to Mandy by Feb 18th.

  3. “In This Together”

    The annual foster care & adoption conference put on by Fostering Hope, this year themed “In This Together.”

    This conference will be held at For the City Center on St John’s Ave* in Austin & includes lunch and childcare.

    From Fostering Hope, “This transformative event is meant to encourage and inspire foster, adopt and kinship families, as well as help provide some clarity for those who are considering how they can involved in impacting the child welfare space. ”

    The day includes keynote speakers and a variety of breakout sessions to choose from to both engage with and support caring for vulnerable families.

    More information and registration at

    Fostering Hope

    *pls note the original venue was changed and this is the updated location for the conference!

  4. Jan 3rd – Equipping Childcare Workers

    On Jan 3rd Hope Chapel’s childcare and Sunday School workers are invited to learn tools from Sara Combs, MA, LPC and Cindy Martin, OT about ways to interact with all of our Hope kids in the spirit of TBRI  and relational connection.

    Join us for dinner and great conversation.

    Contact Mandy or Hala for more details

  5. Fall Book Study “ReFraming Foster Care”

    During Family Night in the Fall FAM is hosting a book study on Jason Johnson’s book, “ReFraming Foster Care.”

    This book study is great for those who feel a pull towards engaging with vulnerable children and families, either through foster care/adoption, becoming a CASA, working in child welfare services or just by understanding more about the challenges vulnerable children in our community face.

    More information about the book can be found here

    Contact Mandy for details/questions:

    This group meets recurring Wednesdays from 9/13 – 11/15.

    Free Childcare is provided through reservation HERE

  6. Fostering Hope REST Conference

    Conference sponsored by Fostering Hope

    On October 6, 2023, Fostering Hope is hosting– REST, a conference designed to encourage foster and adopt families in body, mind and spirit. The theme of this conference is, “Soul Care” and sessions will be led by Lee Lewis, who is the pastor of soul care at Radiant Church in Round Rock. It will be a time of inspiration, encouragement, and rest!

    Registration HERE

    Childcare and Lunch included.

    Contact Mandy for questions or fee sponsorship for this event.