Legacy 685, a Missions Ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church, was established in 2008 by families in response to the plight of over 147 million orphans worldwide. As the journey continued, it became apparent that there were immense needs in the adoption and foster care community in the greater Houston area. Today, Legacy 685 continues to provide adoptive and foster families—and those desiring to adopt or foster—with education and community.
“A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. God sets the lonely in families.”— Psalm 68:5-6a
Our hope is to equip families as they journey to find deep connection in the relationships that God provides through the miracle of adoption and foster care. As parents, we want to reflect the heart of God in our homes. As a ministry, we want to come alongside families and journey together.
Adoption and foster care are not for the faint of heart, but the rewards and blessings in caring for the fatherless are truly amazing. If God is leading your family toward adoption or foster care, we hope and pray that you will take the next step in obeying that call. No matter where you are on the journey, we would love to connect with you!