Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care

Legacy 685

Refresh and encourage our foster families

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.

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“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 was established in 2008 to provide connection, community, and funding to families compelled to move toward the miracle of adoption in compassion for the orphan. The CORE values seeded in those early years have grown to a depth that have both compelled and sustained the ministry over the last ten years.

Legacy 685 derives its 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 received, 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 the “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.

Upcoming Events

Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care

  1. 19
    Aug

    Legacy 685 Sienna Kick-Off

    Aug, 19 2018 @ 12:30 pm - Sienna Campus ()

  2. 25
    Aug

    Babysitter Certification Class

    Aug, 25 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sojourn Heights Church ()

  3. 09
    Sep

    Legacy 685 Cypress Kick-Off

    Sep, 09 2018 @ 12:30 pm - Cypress Campus ()

  4. 12
    Oct

    Waiting Families Gathering

    Oct, 12 2018 @ 6:30 pm - Off Campus (Randy and Myra Pullin's house)

  5. 13
    Oct

    Legacy 685 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Oct, 13 2018 @ 10:00 am - Off Campus (Lanier Family Property)

Gatherings

Families who are in the process of adoption, no matter where they are along the journey, desire to be connected in community with other like-minded families. Gatherings provide opportunity to connect with families from all over the city.

Meet Our Staff

Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care
Toni Steere
TS

Toni Steere

Legacy 685 Director
Lori Tapley
LT

Lori Tapley

Legacy 685 Administrative Assistant
Toni Steere
TS

Toni Steere

Legacy 685 Director
Lori Tapley
LT

Lori Tapley

Legacy 685 Administrative Assistant