Orphan Care

OUR MISSION: To further God's kingdom by caring for orphaned and abandoned children. 

OUR VISION:  To make an eternal difference in the lives of orphans and waiting children and promote awareness of God's heart for the orphan.

  • Dates to Consider


    Jan. 21-Feb. 25 Empower to Connect Prepare Class
    March 3-April 28 PATH Class for potential foster parents
    April 10-11 Empower to Connect Simulcast Event (Locations: Station Hill Campus and Fellowship Bible Church)
    April 19 Attachment Seminar
    April 30-May 1 CAFO’s Summit Conference at Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, TN
    August 30 Sensory Seminar
    Sept. 19-Nov. 11 Empower to Connect For Families
    Fall, TBD A-Z Adoption and Foster Panel
    Fall, TBD PATH Class




    Continue to visit our webpage, as well as the website event calendar, for updated information about class dates, locations, and registration process (where applicable).

    Also, please visit our Mission Journeys webpage for opportunities to join journeys with our Orphan Care Partners in 2015. 

Our Orphan and Foster Care Partnerships

  • HopeHouse International®

    HopeHouse International® exists so that Christian couples in the Ukraine can adopt orphans within their country. Adequate housing is a barrier for most citizens, and it is a government prerequisite for adoption. HopeHouse International® enables adoption by addressing adequate housing needs, which result in three or more children being given a family and a future. Deneen Turner, Brentwood Baptist Member, is the Co-Founder and President of HopeHouse International® .



  • Sweet Sleep

    Sweet Sleep has provided over 20,000 beds to children around the globe with the mission of providing beds to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children, demonstrating God’s love for them and improving their quality of life. Sweet Sleep is focusing on family preservation initiatives as well training and equipping parents around the world to reduce abandonment. Madelene Metcalf, Brentwood Baptist Member serves as the President of Sweet Sleep.


  • Freedom's Promise

    Freedom’s Promise partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation. Through our partnership network, we implement holistic community development that promotes self-sustainability for high-risk communities. Brentwood Baptist member Tiffany Attkinson is the Executive Director of Freedom’s Promise.



  • Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes

    Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, the original home of Brentwood Baptist Church, has the mission of showing the love of Jesus Christ to children and families in crisis. TBCH provides residential care across five locations, and foster care services through our Caring Community Ministries. Currently the Children’s home is training and equipping families to become foster parents through PATH classes offered across Brentwood Baptist Campuses.


  • myLIFEspeaks

    myLIFEspeaks exists to bring LIFE-giving aid to orphans—especially those with special needs. Brentwood Baptist missionaries Adam and Britney Swor serve full time with myLIFEspeaks in Haiti.


  • Rockbridge Foundation

    Brentwood Baptist supports orphan care initiatives through both the Hope for the World Missions Offering and the RockBridge Foundation. For more information, contact:

    Jim Jenkins | 615.324.6116

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  • Q and A

    Q Do I have to be considering adopting or fostering to be involved in the Orphan Care Ministry?

    Absolutely not. There are many opportunities to be involved in the Orphan Care Ministry. You could be a visiting family for those in residential fostering, a buddy, help plan special events or outings for the Orphan Care community, join a Mission Journey participating with our Orphan Care partners, etc.

    Q My spouse and I are starting to consider the idea of adopting or fostering but there are so many pieces of information out there. Where do I even begin?

    It can be intimidating as you begin the process of adoption or fostering. We have three suggestions...

    Let us know and we can help to connect you with a family who has been there and can help guide you through the process 
    You can join one of our offered classes for those considering adopting or fostering, or
    Join us in the fall when we will haven an A-Z Adoption Foster Care Panel with local experts in many subjects.

    Q I have adopted or fostered, but I don’t know anyone else at the church who has. How can I get connected to others with similar stories?

    Let us know who you are by reaching out to the missions team at your local campus. We would love to get you connected to an Orphan Care community in your local area.


  • Q I hear that there is a lot of fundraising involved with adopting and that is intimidating. How do I find options for help in this area?

    There are many costs involved with adopting, but there may be resources right underneath your nose to help. Please visit our Orphan Care webpage for some ideas and suggestions about getting this process started.

    Q Does Brentwood Baptist endorse any certain agencies?

    Brentwood Baptist has strategic partnerships with Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home and international partners. Outside of these specific partnerships, Brentwood Baptist does not specifically endorse one agency over another.

    Q Does Brentwood Baptist have any resources that I can check out regarding adoption and fostering issues?

    Yes. Please visit our library on the Brentwood Campus for several books and DVD resources.