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As Christians we have a unique privilege to be the ones, as Jesus encouraged, to care for the orphan. There is a place for everyone in the FAM (Foster care and Adoption Ministry)!

More than 50% of foster homes will close within one year due to lack of support. At Hope, we don’t want this to be the case. Families provide important space for healing for children from hard places. This work isn’t easy, but many can find roles within our ministry to support these families in our congregation.  Or maybe you are seeking to partner with aging out youth, to become a foster parent, to pursue adoption or are already knee deep into these works – we want to be the body of Christ around you.

Join us!

Latest Updates

  1. “Welcome Home” A Future and A Hope Conference – Registration Open Now!

    Fostering Hope’s annual adoption and foster care conference, A Future + A Hope is coming up on March 4, 2023.

    This year’s theme is “Welcome Home.”

    Hope Chapel partners with Fostering Hope as we seek to provide holistic support for our own foster/adoptive families and those in our community.

    From Fostering Hope:

    Whether we have adoptive children, foster children, relatives, or we are reunifying with our children after difficult circumstances, our homes should be welcoming. And yet for so many of us, it almost seems laughable to imagine a restful home. 

    Let’s work together to create a community that welcomes children home – even if “home” is temporary! Find more information and register at

  2. Friends of FAM All Inclusive Event

    Join us Oct 1 at Hope from 9am – 1:30pm  to support the foster families in our church and community.

    This event is open to anyone and includes CPR training, education on Trust Based Relational Intervention techniques for interacting with kids and a presentation from a local non-profit, Foster Village, doing great things in our community for foster families throughout Austin. This event will include lunch as well and childcare is available until full.

    Learn more details here: Friends of FAM Event 

    and register to join us on Realm

  3. FAM Vision + Child Dedication Service

    New to Hope? We’re glad you’re here! Text the word WELCOME to 512-777-1826 to connect with our welcome team!

  4. “A Future and A Hope” Conference Feb. 25-26

    Friday & Saturday, Feb. 25-26 at First Baptist Georgetown (1333 W. University Ave, Georgetown, TX)

    You are invited to A Future and A Hope Conference, which has been a part of the Austin adoption community for over a decade. Learn more about foster care, adoption, and trauma-informed care at AFAH 2022’s A Seat at the Kid’s Table with keynote speakers, Dr. Clarence Hill and Dr. Rosaria Butterfield.

    Breakout sessions for everyone! Sessions for exploring foster care and adoption, for post-adoptive families, kinship caregivers, and sessions for those who care about the social issues in our community are offered.

    Cost: $30 for Friday, 6-9:00 PM; $30 for Saturday,  9:00 AM-3:30 PM; $50 for both days. Childcare is provided by reservation, but limited. Childcare will close when capacity is reached, or on Feb 9th.

    Register for the Conference online HERE. Scholarships are available. For more information and to ask about scholarships, contact Mandy Ryniker,