Legacy 685 was established in 2008, providing connection, community and funding to families compelled to move toward the orphan in compassion through the miracle of adoption. The CORE values seeded in those early years have grown to a depth that have both compelled & sustained the ministry over the last ten years.
“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
Legacy 685 derives it’s name from Psalm 68:5-6a believing firmly that it is God who forms forever families and God who sustains families for the duration of the healing journey. Legacy is defined as, “ something received from an ancestor or predecessor.” In this case, Legacy 685 speaks to the power of the redemptive and restorative legacy through Adoption. (Eph. 1:3-10)
Throughout the past ten years Legacy 685 has faithfully served adoptive and foster families in the greater Houston area as an “Outside the Walls” ministry! Freely we have been given and it is with that same generosity that we give of our resources, time and care with the profound hope of seeing children and families restored and living abundantly in the joy of permanency. Local services and resources are not limited to Houston’s First members but are open to foster/adoptive families across Houston! Global services celebrate field first philosophy and mirror local initiatives that have been culturalized and contextualized to best serve partner orphanages, children’s homes and institutions across the globe.
Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care