To connect, educate, and encourage foster and adoptive families
The Joy in the Journey ministry exists
to cultivate connections between
adoptive and foster families with
the intention to enrich those relationships
with hope, support, growth, and faith.
The Joy in the Journey community
encourages open communication,
supporting one another through
tough issues in adoption and foster care,
and ultimately pointing each other
to the joy that can be found through
Jesus Christ regardless
of life circumstances.
Beyond connection, the Joy in the Journey
ministry strives to educate adoptive
and foster families. In addition to the education that community members receive through our online platforms, attendees of the annual Joy in the Journey adoptive and foster mom retreat participate in twelve certified educational hours that, in many cases, can be utilized as continuing education (CE) hours through various agencies. Educating adoptive and foster families serves as a catalyst for helping parents stay up-to-date on current issues, providing hope that they will be armed to deal with those issues when they are faced with them in their homes.
The Joy in the Journey ministry was founded on and is based on the teachings and encouragement found in the Bible. We believe the Bible is the ultimate authority and the most beautiful model of adoption, providing illustrations of caring for one another as we are all God’s children. While we hope to consistently encourage our community, we believe that the purest form of encouragement is found in The Word.