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Our Mission

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.

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