Orphan, Foster + Adoption Ministry
OFAM seeks to empower and equip the BUMC congregation to care for orphans, foster children, and adoptive and foster families as a mean of discipleship. We strive to raise awareness about orphans and foster children locally and globally to share with our BUMC family.
Our annual Easter Basket packing tradition, led by our Orphan, Foster & Adoption Ministry, looks different this year. Support OFAM’s community partners, Monroe Harding, Miriam's Promise, Youth Villages, and the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, by shopping their wish lists and helping the organizations gather Easter basket supplies for the foster children in their care.
Our OFAM committee will continue working to support adoptive and foster families in our congregation as well as stay connected with agencies that assist vulnerable children in our community.
Monroe Harding has a singular mission: changing young people’s lives. Monroe Harding turns the dreams of young people into reality by creating opportunities for them.
Safe Families for Children
In partnership with Bethany Christian Services, Safe Families for Children provides families experiencing temporary crises with support from host families.
Miriam’s Promise stands in the gap, building bridges through crisis pregnancy counseling and child placement services. They offer assistance for domestic, international and independent adoption, as well as post-placement services.
Christian Alliance for Orphans
The CAFO Summit inspires and equips Christians to care for orphans with wisdom-guided love.
Tennessee Alliance for Kids
Tennessee Alliance for Kids (TAK) engages the community to meet the emergent and ongoing needs of children in foster care, those at risk of coming into foster care, and those aging out.