Foster & Adopt

Are you a foster/adoptive parent?
Are you interested in learning more about fostering or adopting?



Grace Church is committed to caring for vulnerable children and supporting the foster and adopt community across the Upstate and within our body through foster family recruitment, training, support, and various other resources.


We have full time staff to guide people through the licensing and adoption processes and to provide support to those who are fostering or have adopted.


Read on for information about resources available to foster and adoptive families at Grace Church and in the community at-large.

Foster Parent Testimony

Neil and Jessica Barley had always been compelled by the idea of fostering, so it was a natural first step for Jessica to begin mentoring a teenage girl in foster care. That one step of obedience eventually led to them fostering and adopting their daughter. Within a few months of her adoption, they added a baby boy to their family as well. It was a time full of big changes, and they had to learn to lean into God in the face of the unknown. Reflecting on their experience of adopting a teenager, Jessica and Neil say, “We have learned that whatever God calls us to, we need to be faithful with the small thing in front of us and trust him—that he’s faithful to walk us through whatever he’s called us to.”

Foster & Adopt Resource Center

We welcome kinship caregivers as well as foster and adoptive parents. As supplies allow, we provide essential items when children come into care and at the changing of seasons or sizes/developmental stages. Visit the F&A Resource Center webpage for hours of operation, location, and much more.

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Foster & Adopt Parent’s Night Out

Grace Church families who are fostering, who have adopted, or who are providing kinship care are invited to join us for a night of free childcare and dinner for the kids. Learn more and register at the link below.


Monthly Foster Parent Trainings

As part of our efforts to care for children in our community, we choose to help equip those in our body who have become parents by providing training with free childcare each month. Presentations are practical and diverse, covering topics such as the importance of self-care to navigating the complex foster care legal system.


Other Resources for Grace Church Families

We have many church members using their unique gifts and talents to serve Grace Church F&A families. These generous people are providing free haircuts, birthday cakes, legal counsel, freezer meals, and much more.  Additionally, Grace occasionally hosts support groups and studies for foster and adoptive families.

For more information, email Beth Drake at [email protected].

Wraparound Groups

These community groups serve together to pray regularly for the foster or kinship care family, the child(ren), and the biological family. They may also provide meals, childcare, lawn maintenance, and other general support to help these families who have opened up their homes to provide foster and kinship care or who have recently adopted a child or children. This can look different for each family and situation.

If you are in need of a community group to wrap around you and your family, let your community group leaders or campus pastor know.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.