Foster care & Adoption Ministry

Updates from the Foster care & Adoption Ministry.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Gaga Ball Tournament

    Hope’s first 2023 Summer Fun Night is games in the yard! FAM’s Annual Lemonade Stand to benefit Foster Village (a local non profit that meets tangible needs for Austin Foster Families) will be there too. Games start at 6pm but the lemonade stand will be ready by 5pm.

    Beyond lemonade, FAM will be selling snacks & boxed sandwich dinners to fuel your best yard game performance.


    Want to help out with running the lemonade stand? Contact Mandy Ryniker

    Contact Wes Neely with questions regarding the games!

  4. FAM All Call

    FAM is hosting an evening with dinner and childcare in order to hear from you. We want to know how God is moving and what you feel He may be calling you to. We also want to share with you some upcoming classes and plans for FAM. 

    Do you feel a call to serve families in our community in crisis and help prevent them from entering the foster care system? Are you contemplating foster care or adoption any time in the future? Are you looking for ways to engage that are lower commitment than signing up for foster care? Do you have no idea how you may fit in but for some reason feel drawn towards FAM? 

    Come join us for dinner and conversation as we explore upcoming ways FAM plans to engage with the Austin community and at Hope Chapel in the coming year. You’ll hear from us, and we want to hear from you. Join us!

    RSVP for FAM All Call:

  5. FAM Lunch Service Opportunity

    On April 26th FAM will serve local Grandparents involved in kinship care raising their grandchildren.

    Every month, an Austin nonprofit, Fostering Hope provides lunch for the local chapter of Texas Grandparents Raising Grandkids.

    Hope Chapel partners with Fostering Hope and will provide and serve the grandparents attending the meeting on April 26th.

    This is an opportunity to tangibly bless and serve those involved in orphan care.

    To cook or help serve, contact Mandy for details:

  6. FAM Men Night March 31

    On March 31 in the evening, FAM will host a men’s night for FAM Dads/Caregivers and those that want to support them.

    Held at Hope Chapel Member’s home this evening will include conversation, pickle ball, & if anything like last year, a lot of BBQ.

    For more detailed information, contact Mark Proeger for details: