Wilshire's Adoption and Foster Care Ministry seeks to build a community of encouragement and support with adults and children who come together through adoption and foster care.
Fall 2017 marked the beginning of some wonderful changes in our ministry. The first one is that Wilshire’s adoption and foster care ministry will begin to partner with My TreeHouse. Rosalind Funderburge, from My Treehouse, will begin leading the support for adoptive parents. Joan Hammons will continue leading the support for foster parents and what we do in child care. Staci Langley will continue as our child care supervisor.
One other change is that we’re now partnering with other groups in our church who need child care. This means we will have more children and will not have to be as concerned with having a minimum number of children to open child care. As always, we focus on infants through sixth graders. We hope to be able to have a group for teenagers at some time, but we aren’t there yet. This of course means our child care will not be only foster children and children who have been adopted. However, I can assure you that the needs of your children will be a major priority for us. In addition, we will continue to offer a few Parent’s Night Outs, which will give you a break and allow me to focus specifically on your children.
Adoption Camps for Summer 2018:
CHILDREN: Adoption Camp. $100. June 25-27, 9 a.m. to noon. For adopted children who have completed 1st through 5th grades. This camp will provide various hands-on activities to help adopted grade school children build a sense of self-confidence, self-esteem, and a feeling of community. Registration ends June 20.
PRESCHOOL: Adoption Camp. $100. July 16-18, 9 a.m. to noon. For adopted preschoolers who have turned three by September 1, 2017, through those who will have completed kindergarten.This camp will provide various hands-on activities to help adopted preschoolers build a sense of self-confidence, self-esteem, and a feeling of community. Registration ends July 11.
Contact Joan Hammons at (214) 452-3141 for more information about this ministry or any of the specific events and to sign up for the event notification emails.