Orphan Care

The purpose of the Brentwood Baptist Orphan Care Ministry is to establish a centralized focus at Brentwood Baptist for existing ministries that nurture and support those involved with adoption, foster care and orphan care.

Below are some of our ministry partners working to make a difference in the lives of orphans at home and around the world.

  • Foster Care Facts

    There are 510,000 children in the U.S. foster care system; 129,000 of these children are available for adoption.

    In Uganda, more people are now dying from malaria than from AIDS. A mosquito net is less than $10.

    Every 2.2 seconds an orphan ages out of the institution they’ve lived in and they have no place to call home. 99% of kids in foster care will never be adopted.

    One couple in five will experience infertility, pregnancy loss, or infant death.

    Some states estimate that as many as 75% of youths in their state’s criminal justice system were once in foster care.

    In Williamson County, 65% of the children in foster care must be housed outside of the county due to a lack of willing foster homes.

    There are 2.1 billion Christians in the world. If just 1 in 8 professed Christians would commit to care for an orphan, every orphan could be cared for worldwide.

    The average age of the child waiting to be adopted from foster care is eight years old.

  • Sweet Sleep

    Brentwood Baptist supports international orphans through its partnership with Sweet Sleep, Inc. Sweet Sleep™ is a faith-based non-profit organization whose mission is to share God’s love by providing beds to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children. They currently work in Moldova, Africa and Haiti.

    Orphaned and abandoned and children suffer from lack of sufficient or healthy places to sleep at night. New beds give a child a place of their own — a place they can feel safe, warm, comforted, remembered and most of all, loved.

    Team members work alongside orphans for the goal of completing beds as they build one-of-a-kind relationships with orphaned and abandoned children who see their value as a creation of God for the first time. The love of Christ is communicated in unique and personal ways as team members also lead dozens, even hundreds, of children in Bible study, life skills, English classes, music and recreational activities where they will have the opportunity to spread the hope and love of Jesus Christ.



    The mission of DCS is to empower families and support community safety and partnerships to help ensure safety, permanency and wellbeing for children.

    Help local children by becoming a foster parent or participating in the foster-to-adopt program through the Department of Children’s Services. The Safe Room — When a child is removed from their home, they enter a world of chaos and uncertainty. The Safe Room is located at one of the DCS intake centers in Davidson County and is staffed with volunteers to stay with the child while the social worker looks for a placement. Volunteers become some of the first adults this child encounters after being removed from their home. Volunteers are needed to sign up for 2 – 4 hour “on call” shifts to be the love of Christ to vulnerable children in our area.

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    The mission of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to children and families in crisis. Brentwood Baptist supports the children’s home in the following ways:

    • Coordinating birthday parties and other activities for the children
    • Performing maintenance, lawn care, house cleaning, work in the commissary and repair work
    • Coordinating House Parents Night Out
    • Donating paper goods, gift certificates and other needs
    • Giving financially to the ongoing needs of the ministry

    Larry & Lynn Boone | 377.1953 | larryboone@comcast.net